Digital Homicide previously sought to take 100 anonymous Steam users to court with a $18 million (£13.76 million) lawsuit due to being part of a “hate and harassment group.” Now, though, the lawsuit has been dismissed after Digital Homicide said that their business had been “destroyed” meaning they were unable to continue pursuing the suit. The dismissal of the lawsuit was approved on Friday.
The case dismissal was only due to financial reasons caused by the removal of our games. I believe the case was very solid. There were in excess of 140 false statements by the 11 Steam users, tens of thousands of posts harassing myself and my customers, three direct interference with written contracts with third parties by Steam users (some of which were competitors), and much more. A combined in excess of 25 reports were filed against the worst users of the 11 with no resolutions being found.
Another lawsuit Digital Homicide had was against YouTube game critic, Jim Sterling in which they looked for $10 million (£7.78 million) in damages for his critique of The Slaughtering Grounds. Romine confirmed that the particular lawsuit “waits for dismissal decision.” So that suit is still in progress, for now.
Digital Homicide was known for releasing a number of games in quick succession onto Steam Greenlight which appeared to be Unity Store asset flips. An asset flip is when someone buys or obtains assets from places like the Unity Asset Store or Unreal Asset Marketplace and then releases them as a game with little or no changes to the assets. Digital Homicide is far from the only group accused of doing this kind of “development” on Steam.