Project Zomboid hit with more misfortune

Posted on October 16, 2011 - 3:37pm by Ryan Conway

The hard times just keep on coming for the developers of Project Zomboid (The Indie Stone). First their PayPal account was frozen, then their content was taken offline because of hackers pirating their stuff, and now their office has been broken into. Whoever was responsible for the break in managed to steal two work laptops and developer Chris (Lemmy) Simpson's credit card. Unfortunately, the two laptops happened to contain all of the coding for the game’s upcoming update.

To make matters worse, Simpson was subjected to an unnecessary amount of backlash from disgruntled “fans” and after lashing back, Simpson apologised, took down his Twitter account, discontinued his blog on the Indie Stone website, and made the decision to no longer be the project’s public face.

The development team has stated that while this is (yet another) unfortunate setback, Project Zomboid will bounce back and be better than ever.

While I can definitely understand how a case can be made for backing up data and making extra copies, I can’t believe that people would get so angry at the developers, rather than the douchebag/s who broke in stole their stuff.

Here’s hoping that the team at The Indie Stone can make a quick recovery!

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