Superman, crooks steal and sell demo in Unreal Engine 5 on Steam without Valve saying anything

Superman, crooks steal and sell demo in Unreal Engine 5 on Steam without Valve saying anything


Scammers have stolen the demo of a hypothetical Superman game made by Tyson Butler-Boschma with the Unreal Engine 5 and put it on sale on Steam for about € 10, without Valve having done anything to block them. The author is waging a lone battle to get the fake game removed from sale, but for now, he's still there. It has been since November 1, 2022, to be precise, that is for fourteen days.

The demo offered for sale on Steam Of course we will not provide you with links to the game, because we do not want to support similar, worse operations in any way piracy itself, but it's amazing how Valve hasn't done anything about it yet.

The demo was uploaded to, where it still resides and is free for everyone to download. Tyson simply wanted anyone to try it, given the general interest. But someone must have sniffed out the deal and reloaded the demo on Steam, putting it up for sale in his name.

Tyson filed a DMCA with Steam on November 7, 2022, but Gabe Newell's company did not still answered. To make matters worse, scammers started sending violent and abusive messages to Tyson, bombing his DCMA YouTube channel. The scammers claim that Tyson worked for them and that he wanted to keep the game to himself. But Tyson never demanded money for the demo and even now he simply wants people not to be scammed by paying for something he makes that is available for free.

At present the real problem is that Tyson cannot dispute the DMCA, unless you provide your personal data to YouTube and the scammers. Basically, asserting his rights would be equivalent to providing not only name and surname, but also address and telephone number to those people, with all the possible repercussions of the case.

For those who were wondering, Tyson has proven to be the author of the demo, showing the download data from and other elements that confirm it beyond any doubt.

Meanwhile the scammers are actively removing comments from the game page to continue selling it.

It remains a mystery why Valve hasn't intervened yet (we have already said that, but it is best to reiterate it. ), since verifying Tyson's words is really very easy. Indeed, it is not clear how he allowed a Superman demo to be sold without being presented with any license.

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