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‘Ant Simulator’ is Cancelled, Due to Bars and Strippers

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bill-swift - February 3, 2016

Nope, these guys don't need a theme park. They're going to build their own theme park, with blackjack and hookers!

Kickstarter is a funny thing. It's home to an array of batshit ideas, a lot of which never actually see the light of day. Sometimes, they do, but die on their asses soon after release. Remember all the cashtacular and hype that went into the Ouya, that lil' Android games console? What the hell went wrong with that?

You've got to have faith, that's the thing. In this materialistic world ruled by half-assed celebrities like Bieber and the Kardashians, money is everything. When you pledge some of yours on someone's Kickstarter product, you're sending a message. Your message says, this looks awesome, right here, so don't screw it up.

You'd think the ‘also, don't spend my freaking money on bars and strippers' part was implied, but not according to the guy behind Ant Simulator.

Back in 2014, the funding site helped Erik Terenshiki set up his company ETeekski LLC. He became lead designer for Ant Simulator, a strategy game in which you had to manage a colony of the angry little bastards. Work was going well and everything looked promising with the title, until Terenshiki quit the company and cancelled the game.

Why? Destructoid picks up the whole sorry story: ‘He alleges that his partners "secretly spent the overwhelming majority" of their funds on "restaurants, bars, and strippers." He claims that they have all covered their tracks to the point where it won't be worth it to sue, with a rock solid contract, and proof of the meetings that occurred, which Terenshiki claims are "bullshit."'

Ridiculous stuff. Won't somebody think of the ants?

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