I don’t hate mobile gaming but I’ve never been able to get into handhelds. But as budding app/game developer I’ve been dreaming for a long time creating something that doesn’t need you to invest 10’s of thousands to millions, to hundreds of millions to develop a successful app/game. But some people see the development of such simple games or redeveloping old game as lazy, uncreative, and undeserving of the millions earned. Personally I think it’s genius, love it or hate it you create what the market demands that’s what business is all about, if you are in it for the love and craft of the art then I totally understand why people are angry. But I highly doubt all the haters are in this camp, it makes no sense hating on the creator it’s not his fault people love it! This looks like a lot of jealous people to me, who wouldn’t behave this way if they were making 50k off a “poorly developed” game.
There is a lot of speculation as to why he is pulling it down, I hope it isn’t a marketing stunt, for me that’s crossing the line.
In before he should man the fuck up! If you’ve managed to stay on SRK for more than a couple of years you’ve likely developed or already had a thick skin. I’ve had people threaten me over youtube videos I posted, and I’ll admit the first time it happens it’s scary. Now that’s me on my crappy youtube channel which has only 179 subs and just shy of 350k views, so just having to deal with a hand full of people I got over it quickly. But this guy (although having a few popular apps) was not prepared to become the center of attention of the entire online world, I can’t even imagine what that’s like, this isn’t a small development team, he is just one guy.