Fortress Fallout Strong-Armed to Change Name by Bethesda

Jordan Maron announced via YouTube yesterday that his project Fortress Fallout will have to undergo a change of name due to a cease and desist from Zenimax on behalf of Bethesda Softworks. Bethesda has developed a reputation for shutting down projects that bear similar names to their own projects, most notable being the legal demand sent to Mojang for their Scrolls projects. However, Maron lacks the massive funding and ability to fight the demands and have elected instead to change the title of the project.

The developer describes the project previously known as Fortress Fallout in the video:

Fortress Fallout is a game I’ve been working on with some developers. It’ll be out at some point in the next few months on iOS and Android as a free to play game. In the game, you build a tower of your own and then battle against an opponent who has also built a tower. The first person to destroy their opponent’s core is the winner.

The title of Fortress Fallout was originally selected by a fan vote. Maron announced a second fan vote to take place to select a different title that doesn’t attract the attention of any previously established titles. In hindsight, Fortress Fallout was a risky title, given that both Valve and Bethesda Softworks have flagship titles that share a resemblance.

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Greetings Nation! The name's Nick Bayer, I'm 25 and have identified as a gamer since my father brought home Commander Keen when I was 5. I currently work as a Medical Social Worker and spend all of my free time either gaming, spending time with my beautiful fiance, or gaming with my beautiful fiance. I gradated in 2013 from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Psychology, I currently am in my final semester at Grand Valley State University for a Masters in Social Work. I mainly use PC as my gaming platform of choice, primarily enjoying the genres of RPG, action-adventure, FPS, and strategy games (Including Grand Strategy!). I also play an unhealthy amount of Dota 2. My favorites include Max Payne 2, Bioshock 1, Crusader Kings 2, The Ace Combat series (4-6), and Spec Ops: The Line. My favorite games are the ones that excel at telling wonderful stories!

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