Have you spent the last few weeks, months, possibly years of your life anxiously anticipating the release of Ant Simulator?
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If so, got some bad news for ya — Ant Simulator has officially been cancelled.
Lead programmer Eric Tereshinski released a statement announcing the game is no longer happening and he has resigned from development studio ETeeksi LLC, and to be fair it sounds like the guy is a victim in all this too.
It turns out the rest of the team blew all the Kickstarter funds they’d racked up on girls and booze:
I recently found out that my ex-business partners were secretly stealing company money. They had secretly spent an overwhelming majority of both our Kickstarter money and the Ant Simulator investment money on liquor, restaurants, bars and even strippers. This, among other reasons is why it has become exceedingly clear to me that I cannot have my career associated with these guys.
Here’s a video where he explains the situation in full:
Tereshinski says he’ll see what he can do about refunding everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter, but it doesn’t sound too promising really.
Ant Simulator didn’t exactly sound like the most riveting game in the world but the fact is there were gamers out there willing to stump up their own cash to make it happen.
It’s not all bad news for gaming fans though — the Kickstarter for Allison Road has also been cancelled, but only because it’s been picked up by games publisher Team 17 who want to make it themselves. Can’t wait for that one.