The Academy Award-winning screenwriter has also asked a judge to stop Microsoft and responDESIGN from selling Yourself!Fitness.
According to his lawsuit, Avary met several times with the Microsoft team, and in 2003, pitched them a detailed concept for a videogame designed to lead players through yoga poses using Microsoft’s Xbox game console.
responDESIGN CEO Ted Spooner called the claims completely false and said that “Microsoft did not participate in the development of this product in any way, shape or form.”
“We’ve invested the hearts, minds and souls of our 16 employees in creating this product … it is a wholly original idea that was created before any discussions this individual had with Microsoft,” he said.
Avary also alleges that responDESIGN was founded after his meetings with Microsoft, and that its founder had “a long prior history with Microsoft.”
Weâ€™ll have more on this story as it develops.