AMAZON just rolled out a new game engine called Lumberyard to one-up likes of Autodesk Sting, Unity and CryEngine. What’s more, it has a ‘zombie-apocalypse’ clause in it.
The powerful online retailer’s take on game development is being packaged with Lumberyard, which allows which supports multiple platforms including PS4, Xbox One, PCs and mobile phones.
Now that’s for game devs, isn’t it but why are we so excited about it? What is so viral about Lumberyard… here’s the answer:
The 26,000-word terms of service document states, “This restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organised civilisation.”
So guys back at Amazon think that zombie apocalypse might become reality some day and Lumberyard’s terms of service restrict it’s usage in drones, medical equipment, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft or live military combat unless… you guess it.