Trenched-blocking board game to release as video game

Wednesday, 13th July 2011 01:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The board game designer clinging to the Trench copyright – and thereby preventing Doublefine’s Trenched from releasing in Europe – has plans to turn his creation into a video game,

“Although the original idea was to produce a board game, [Trench designer Rui Alípio Monteiro] has also registered the trademark for electronic games, since part of Rui Alípio Monteiro’s global project is to turn Trench into an appealing electronic game, already in the development phase,” Portuguese firm Criações a Solo told Eurogamer.

“Criações a Solo of Rui Alípio Monteiro and the pioneer project Trench are not related to and are chronologically previous to the XBLA game named Trenched, recently launched by Microsoft.

“Criações a Solo and Rui Alípio Monteiro, taking into account all investment already made, cannot do anything else but to obviously defend all their author’s copyright and intellectual property against any infringements, as any designer would, and perpetuate their creation with the main goal of putting Trench in the international Hall of Fame of both classic electronic and board games.”

The statement said Microsoft was yet to make contact with Criações a Solo or Rui Alípio Monteiro.

Trenched arrived on the US XBLA portal on June 22. Microsoft has not indicated its intentions regarding the European release.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    Fuck this asshole. It’s ridiculous that Europe still hasn’t got the game. Copyright infringement, yeah right…it’s not even called Trench, what a fucking douchebag.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Samuel

    So call it something else over there and be done with it. Happens often enough, don’t see why not.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. barchetta

    So presumably the creator of Trenches on the app store either cut a deal or is still under the radar then? Looking at the screenshots it seems to stray into the same territory (no man’s land!?) as the board game..

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    It’s disappointing for us but you can’t really blame the guy if he owns the trademark. Microsoft should’ve checked this out earlier. Just rebrand it for Europe, it happens all the time with movies and stuff.

    #4 4 years ago

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