A month ago, indie developer Mike Maulbeck had his game dropped from Steam after tweeting death threats to Gabe Newell. Shortly after that, Maulbeck quit indie studio Code Avarice, but today it seems he’s back on board.
I feel is it my responsibility to step down from Code Avarice completely so that Steam has no reason to harbour any more ill will towards the company, and maybe even if we can’t see Paranautical Activity restored, at least future Code Avarice games may be allowed onto the platform.
In the weeks following his official stepping down Mike had second thoughts. Looking for a new source of income was extremely overwhelming and when it finally came time to put pen to paper, Mike and Travis agreed the best thing to do would be to have Mike return to Code Avarice.
As a response, the team at Code Avarice is putting the spotlight squarely on the games rather than the individual developers. Part of this involves creating a Code Avarice Twitter account, rather than relying on people’s personal feeds, and changing blog settings so no posts are attributed to specific team members.