The MMO sandbox Myth of Empires, developed by the Angela Game studio, was released in early access on Steam on November 18, 2021. Unfortunately, a couple of days ago, the game was removed from the digital video game store. The possible reason for such an action was stated in a short message from the developers on the official website of Myth of Empires.
A few days ago, Steam received allegations of suspected copyright infringement concerning Myth of Empires, and in accordance with the DMCA and to exempt itself from liability, has temporarily removed Myth of Empires from its store. Our development team solemnly declares: Angela Game fully owns all rights and property associated with Myth of Empires and will actively respond to any doubts or allegations on this point. We are in active contact with Steam and are doing our best to restore the game to their store. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused players.
At the same time, we will continue to improve the overall optimization of Myth of Empires as well as maintain normal operations and development work. We are currently preparing a large number of content updates that cannot be brought online due to the current special circumstances, but players that have purchased Myth of Empires can rest assured that we are confident we will bring you a better gaming experience.
Angela Game studio
Soon a rumour spread online that a claim of copyright infringement was filed by Booming Tech studio or My.Games are the developer and publisher of the action MMO Conqueror’s Blade, respectively. Shortly both companies refuted these speculations, and, according to a message on Reddit from a user under the nickname Panthalonik, it seems that someone from the Myth of Empires team confirmed that the authors and publisher of Conqueror’s Blade “have nothing to do with this.”
All in all, Myth of Empires is one of recent Steam‘s biggest bestsellers. The sandbox MMO received primarily positive reviews, while the number of players is rising every day (last weekend, another record was surpassed – 47k people played concurrently).