Earth Shaker No More

Unfortunately, my Earth Shaker remakes for the Nintendo DS and Mac are no longer available. I received a nastygram from the [“balding hash”-ed] company who demanded that I take it down because it will cause them “financial damages”.

Quite why it took them 22 years to find Earth Shaker objectionable, I’m not sure. Possibly because it’s more fun to threaten indie developers now than it was to try and take on Future Publishing back in 1990 when they were still at the top of their game. If I tried to be more understanding I’d admit that the audience for retro games is vanishingly small, but then I’d have to point out to myself that, given that the audience is so small, one would expect the company to try to ingratiate itself with it rather than alienate it.