I have been able to put less time than usual in the forum these last couple of days. I’m sorry for that.
There is a situation that I need to devote most of my attention to, at least for a while. Sadly, Jason Rohrer has become very angry with us and is making some demands we have to handle.
His anger was triggered by mistakes with the marketing in China, which he felt confused people and could make them believe that the game originated with us and not him, or alternatively, that people could get the impression that the mobile game was made by him. We of course apologised and corrected the problems he pointed out as soon as possible, but he is now making more demands, some of which could impact the mobile game negatively, and we are scrambling to see what we can do to make it right by him without sustaining too much damage.
While China may have been the trigger, I guess it’s really the number of mobile downloads which has brought the temperature to the boiling point. A PC game and a mobile game sharing the same origin but done by different teams, leads to some people not knowing exactly what the difference is, and since the mobile game is gaining popularity the confusion has become a deal breaker for Jason (or that’s how I understand it).
After some emails where I tried to suggest solutions, Jason took the conversation public in his forum, so that’s where I have responded since. It may not be interesting to you, but I think you are entitled to know about it in case you are. It’s quite a lot, and it’s easy to jump to conclusions if you don’t read through it all. So if you do decide to have a look, please make it a good long one, and reserve your judgement until you have seen it all.
Here is the link to the topic: https://onehouronelife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=5479