Quoted from SpookyCharlie:
I did the bulk of design, Ben of course has his fingerprints in the game, and Dennis Nordman helped us with the upper playfield. Basically Dennis makes sure we don't screw it up royally.
Ben was the one who convinced me to add some more flow (with an assist to Aurich, who did have valid points). I can be stubborn, but Ben knows how to get through to me and get me to admit when I'm wrong. I like games that take chances and are different. I also understand you can't be TOO different, or the masses will shun the game play.
If 300 people like this game, then perfect! That's what we needed to make this successful.
You're doing great man, don't sweat it. You're sure a stubborn SOB, but what the hell is the point of running your own pinball company if you can't stick to your guns!?
I don't always agree with you, or Ben for that matter (though Ben and I tend to see eye to eye pretty well) but I respect the hell out of Spooky. You look at all the failed businesses, broken promises, and just outright bullshit, and then you look at the scrappy people who just did whatever it took and got things done. No one can take that away from you.
Even with all that this thread is living proof that you can't make everyone happy. So it goes. Making everyone happy means compromising and watering down until no one can find fault, and even these some pissant will be contrary just because it's their nature.
Make 300 games. Someone doesn't like it? Too f***ing bad. Don't want to email for a spot with no obligation? Deal with it. Don't like how the game plays? Don't buy it.
Charlie, I told you when we parted ways on this game (and thank goodness, you got a killer artist for this, I can't hold a candle to what he's doing for you) that I was still happy to help you out. Nothing has changed. You're doing great work here, and I know the whining isn't gonna affect you, but I'm still gonna say it, ignore the whining. Do your thing!
I'm in on this game. If I drop out because it's not right for me, I'm still confident it's going to sell out no problem.