Bad news for everyone that contributed money to Ant Simulator’s Kickstarter campaign. Ant Simulator has been cancelled after two of the developers allegedly blew Kickstarter and investment funding on restaurants, booze and strippers.
The announcement of Ant Simulator’s came via a brutal YouTube video where lead programmer Eric Tereshinki describes discovering the extent of his now-former friends’ spending.
“A year and a half ago, I signed an LLC agreement with them,” Tereshinski says. “I trusted them and they had been my friends for 11 years. That means that resigning, and therefore cancelling the development of Ant Simulator, is really the only option available to me right now.”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Tereshinski claims that he is legally obligated to remove any video that were created as a part of his work for ETeeski LLC from his channel, including all An Simulator videos and his popular, Kickstarter-funded game development tutorials.
“They went over the contract line by line with me and I reviewed the whole thing twice,” Tereshinski comments in response to calls for a lawsuit. “I just didn’t realize they had protected themselves, screwed me (like the fact that they listed themselves as consultants, so they aren’t legally obligated to work on anything, but still have the rights to spend money etc.), and I had no idea what their plan was until it was too late.”
People who pre-ordered Ant Simulator can expect an email to arrange a refund. If Tereshinski’s account of what transpired is accurate, this is a true catastrophe as the promising, unique survival game is no more.
Listen to Eric Tereshinki’s terrible announcement below.