Quoted from RobT:
So the NDA applied to Aurich then, but not now?
He gets to violate the NDA at this point because it serves his purpose? He gets to come on here and say "hey guys, things were *really* screwed up at Heighway before and I had given up on the company but I couldn't tell you that until now...because NEW INVESTOR...so don't ask for a refund!" ?
Can you please knock off the conspiracy attack on me? I am under contract, I have things I cannot say. Nothing has changed. I have not broken it, and I won't.
At no point have I ever been aware of the company's books, financial situation, or anything else, aside from the conversation I revealed I had with the investors the other night. I find out about games shipping just like you do, people posting that they got one. I couldn't tell you how many have shipped, I don't know. I'm sure I will at some point.
People have been frustrated, I was frustrated, but I had no magic insights into what actually happens in Wales.
You know why I stopped posting? Because I had my personal issues, I was burned out by them, and being involved in the project was depressing me. I had nothing good to say anymore, it was souring my entire enjoyment of the hobby, and so I moved on to working on my own things again. It's felt good. I'm excited about this Metallica mod, and I haven't been excited about pinball in a while.
If anyone from Heighway needed something from me I provided it, I was not sabotaging the project or being a whiny bitch, I was simply distancing myself for my own mental health. I worked on this game for over 2 years, with a lot of frustrations along the way, and enough was enough. I'm not an employee, I have my own life, a job, a family, and my own personal projects that I put on hold.
I just stopped posting in the Alien thread, I didn't make a drama good bye post, and I definitely didn't mislead anyone or say anything I didn't believe was true.
Whatever issues Andrew and I have had, at no point have I ever believed he had any intentions other than wanting to make pinballs. I would have done it differently, but it's not my company. He got to make the calls.
Now that the company is changing hands I decided I had a choice, I could either sit on the sidelines or help. I chose to help.
If you think I've been sitting on some secret bombshell you're wrong. If you think that the game is this late and behind without there being drama and frustration then I dunno what to say, of course there was. It wasn't mine to share, and it will stay that way.
If you're mad at Heighway I don't blame you, but please don't try and pin it on me.