Assume command as the ambitious Hierarchy, the robotic Novus, the mysterious Masari, or the desperate humans in this mod inspired by the game Universe at War by SEGA and Petroglyph. New gameplay mechanics, new units, and an exciting campaign bring the war to life with additional factions to add to the chaos. So what will you do? Conquer, or survive? All models added in this mod are property of SEGA or Petroglyph, used with permission of their respective creators, or were made by the developers of Triumph of the Hierarchy. Permission was recieved from Petroglyph and SEGA prior to the start of work on the mod.
There have been some questions lately regarding the legality of Triumph of the Hierarchy due to its use of SEGA's assets. Below is information clearing up controversy on this subject.
Posted by HammBoyTheDestroyer on Jun 13th, 2012
When I started work on Triumph of the Hierarchy, before its appearance on ModDB, I was well aware of the potential copyright violations. I wanted to share my work on ModDB, but did not want to violate any copyrights. For this reason, I contacted both SEGA and Petroglyph asking if use of the assets was permissible. Below are screenshots of the e-mails exchanged.
As anyone can see, Petroglyph said it was up to SEGA, and SEGA said use of the assets was allowed so long as it was not "for commercial purposes," which it is not.
I have a great respect for copyright laws, and for this reason the README file in Triumph of the Hierarchy credits SEGA and Petroglyph for their work. Additionally, while most mods remove the intro credits, I added another, for SEGA.
I hope that this clears up any questions over the legality of the mod.