It’s not a headline we get to write every day, that’s for sure. The main developer behind Ant Simulator, Eric Tereshinski, has announced his resignation and the cancellation of the game, after it turned out his business partners had blown the budget on strippers and booze.
Ant Simulator was exactly what you might have expected from the name. You managed an ant colony, from the perspective of the ants. There were a few crowdfunding campaigns, and even a beta version.
The development on Ant Simulator was done entirely by our boy, Eric Tereshinski. He teamed up with Tyler Monce and Devon Staley, and together they formed ETeeski. This was apparently, poor Tereshinski’s big mistake.
In a YouTube post, Eric explains that his two former partners burned through all the money they had living the high life, enjoying strippers and booze while Eric was busy creating an ant simulation experience like no other. It doesn’t take a genius to work out he got shafted hard.
Eric explains that his two partners are legally covered, so he can’t actually do anything as far as they’re concerned. He has instead decided to resign, and promises he’ll do what he can to refund anyone who put in a pre-order. The moral of the story? Don’t spend money you’ve set aside for insect simulation games on strippers.