After yesterdays still unbelievable news, here is a quick update regarding the name Sadness from the copyright stand of things:
The Sadness IP is in the hands of a consortium with 4 studios currently fighting for the bid, and that while we at HullBreach and Cthulhi would like to make a competing bid and secure rights to Sadness, unfortunately we cannot at this time. Sorry to fans for any inconvenience.
Strong words from Randy Freer of HullBreach Studios. In common people's dialects, this means "legal clusterf***". The game is still happening, bit it will surely not be called "Sadness" anymore.
... that's sad, man. That's sad. :(