sometimes I suspect Derek is a very very clever marketing guy.
Yeah, I wondered about that. I mean, on the one hand, any publicity is good publicity. And with his personality, he pretty much ensures that any post about one of his games here will get a decent amount of publicity.
But on the other hand, his personality is also likely to negatively impact game sales. He talks about how his games are "niche" products - likely true. But it's a niche I'm particularily interested in. I've played most of the space sim games that have come out. But I'd never play one of his games.
The funniest thing about him tho', is how every time someone points out how he's behaving like an asshole, he points to his games successes, as if somehow that justifies his behaviour. Or maybe as if the fact that he's still in business means he couldn't possibly be an asshole. And then he ends most of his posts talking about how little he cares about what anyone else thinks. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the man doth protest too much, methinks.