Wolf Hagen said:
Huh? Apperantly the game was taken down from steam greenlight...
Nor anywhere on steam to be seen. Yay!
The game was originally released on Android last week, though, and is still available for purchase for 4 bucks.
It has okay reviews, even (although I have no idea if the devs just removed the bad ones, but there is one 1-star review). They might actually still make money off this, since it seems like very Android gamers have heard of what the devs are doing to our Lord and Savior Jim Sterling.
The phrase Bad publicity is good publicity is still true. To understand it you have to go back to one of its original phrases for it.
Oscar Wilde said:
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
Jim, TB, and other being negative about a game is good publicity. Dev's attempting to censor people is actually the only thing worse than them talking about how bad their game is. Censorship is the silence that kills them.
"No such thing as bad publicity" is a myth, because the word 'bad' can mean so many things, and there's a sort of uncanny-valley-esque thing going on with it. 'Bad' could mean the game is boring, buggy, generic, poorly designed, unimmersive, or a whole host of things. It has to be an interesting kind of bad that doesn't turn people away.
For example, when child stars do that thing where they re-invent themselves as edgy and sexual (latest incarnation: Miley Cyrus), it generates alot of buzz and controversy, but it's not too
weird and out-there so that people still wanna buy their stuff. It's about partying and sex and drugs, and people generally like those things. Then you get to your "famous person says or does a thing they shouldn't" kind of controversy (Gary Oldman, Mel Gibson, Chris Brown), and those might create temporary spikes in buzz in the short term, but in the long term people don't want to associate themselves with whatever awful thing you said or did, which can kill a career.