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Twelve and OG International reach compromise over IP rights

Amicable agreement reached between developer and publisher of CID The Dummy

Twelve Interactive has said that it has a reached an "amicable compromise" with OG International over the rights to forthcoming title CID The Dummy.

OG International – a new company set up by Jim Scott, former CEO of Oxygen Games – will publish the game on PC, Wii, PSP and PS2 worldwide, while intellectual property rights remain with developer Twelve Interactive.

Twelve will also retain the rights to the DS version of the game, the digital rights to the PC game, and the all-formats rights in Japan. A Russian version of the PC game will be published by Playten.

The developer had originally claimed OG International had no publishing rights to the game, after it purchased the property along with other assets from defunct outfit Oxygen Games.

"We had a dispute with Oxygen which both sides were trying to resolve before Oxygen went into administration, whilst we believed the contract wasn’t settled in full, Oxygen believed they had fulfilled their obligations," clarified Giuseppe Crugliano, founder of the development studio.

"Together we have been able to reach an amicable compromise. It is inevitable that in putting in place a rescue package for the business of Oxygen issues such as this arise but I am glad we have now finally resolved it with OG and can move forward with maximising the sales of the game."

Jim Scott, CEO of OG International added: "Contrary to reports I didn't believe we had acted improperly in any case but there was a genuine disagreement and it has been settled. I believed at the time that Oxygen did not and does not owe Twelve any money and am keen to set the record straight and move on."

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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