According to the complaint, on March 22, 2023, Evil Genius Games entered into an agreement with Netflix to develop a TTRPG and related gaming materials for Zach Snyder's Rebel Moon film franchise, a planned series of Netflix space opera movies. Netflix declared a material breach and terminated the agreement on May 25, 2023, claiming that Evil Genius had violated confidentiality portions of the agreement at GAMA Expo by sharing artwork for the game. Evil Genius said that Netflix agreed to disclose certain artwork at GAMA Expo, for solicitation purposes, in a conversation before the event.
By the time the agreement was terminated, Evil Genius had already created a 228-page World bible, according to the complaint, and were also in the final process of editing a 430-page Player's Guide and a 337-page Game Master's Guide. A dispute ensued between the two companies. At some point, according to the complaint, Netflix offered Evil Genius $50,000 to "basically go away, forgive Netflix for its pretextual hijacking of the project, and hand over the game to them."
The talks to resolve the dispute amicably eventually broke down and Evil Genius filed their suit in the Central District Court of California, Western Division, on September 28, 2023, seeking relief from Netflix over breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and quantum meruit (compensation for services rendered according to the contract).
Evil Genius recently launched three new books (see "Three More Evil Genius Books").