Project Zomboid hit with more misfortune
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!
Despite the veritable onslaught of zombie games we've received over recent years, they've all continued to tread the same "Zombie killin' is grrreeat fun!" path. -Kyle Thomas Glasser
Oh my god....with all this shit happening to Indie Game Developers, maybe there's actually an organization trying to put a stop to all Indie games. Maybe it's Microsoft, or SONY, or maybe even Nintendo! Any game company could be trying to hinder the efforts of indie game developers so they could shine brighter than them!
Or this is all just bad luck and coincidence...
Wow, that is a lot of bad luck...And knowing fans on the internet even if by some miracle the game does get released they wont be happy with it.
Ah well now I know.
you know things like these usually break people, though i wish the best for them, i highly doubt they will be able to bounce, considering the people who claim to be their fans are nothing more than a band of douchebags who probably pirated their game
If I were them, I would just give up. Keep strong guys.
Actually, their office happens to be the apparent of two of the developers (one being Simpson). So, it's much more likely that this was a random break in. I should have specified.
wow,this guys are just not having good time. w should support tese dudes and the fans who where acklashing are just wankers
Those fans that bitched about stuff that was out of his control are just douchebags and hope their luck gets way better
I think there might be more to this then meets the eye. I'm thinking maybe a disgruntled employee might be responsible for this brake in. How else would they know which two computers to steal?
Those arent real fans.
Jesus christ. Well they say things happen in three's right? Means it can only get better from here on out. I hope.
Wow. Those "fans" sure are jerks.
Wow, talk about a shitty chain of events. I hope they get back up from that blow. Best of luck to them!