Glowstick Entertainment has made waves in the indie horror scene thanks to its Pac-Man-esque narrative, Dark Deception. Of course, like any other developer, they spread their wings and created Dark Deception: Monsters & Mortals, a multiplayer entry where you can play as either the monsters or the humans of the game.
As the developer has found out after nearly three years on the market, Monster Energy -- yes, the energy drink promptly seen in Death Stranding -- does not like when developers use "monster." Despite its friendly nature toward gaming events and gamers, developers are a whole different story, as they believe basically just using "monster" in the title will confuse gamers. Yes, they believe a video game could be confused for an energy drink.
This isn't even the first time the company has chased after developers for using what they seem to think is their word. Monster had gone after Ubisoft in 2020 for Immortals Fenyx Rising, which was originally named Gods & Monsters.
In exchange for basically not going to court over Dark Deception, Glowstick and its CEO Vincent Livings had to agree to a bunch of different restrictive terms like not using "monster," "monstrous," or any other variation in the title. Instead of doing that, though, they aren't going to roll over and will fight the company in a legal battle.