Hello, everyone, It’s Kyle.
I want to make a public apology and say that I did act hastily and acted in anger about a review of Starclaw: Battle of StarSpace Nebula. I also want to apologize to anyone I may have hurt.
Myself and the reviewer have now come to terms and I no longer feel angry the way I did. They have also wished me well in future games.
The thing that people don’t seem to understand is that it wasn’t just because the review was “negative” that I got angry. It was because I literally felt like I was being attacked. I ask you to honestly think about what you would do, if you were in the same situation. If you felt like you were being attacked, wouldn’t you fight back?
I have not done anything evil or try to destroy anyone’s business or livelihood. The worst the Takedown request could’ve done is remove the review URL from Google Search. Not from the web or even force the review to be deleted. People could still go to the URL if clicked on it else ware. I have sent an email to Google Legal Support asking them to remove the Copyright Removal Request. It is now up to Google to either honor the takedown notice or to stop it. It is out of my hands now.
Also, I never said, I was going to sue. I only brought up the topic of a lawsuit when people started rioting on Twitter actually using harassing and indecent language. I only said it was “Grounds for a Lawsuit.” I would never get tangled up in a lawsuit/court over somethings as trivial as a negative review.
I can honestly say, that unless it is a clear cut case of copyright infringement or slander associated with off topic language no legal action will be carried out. Even then legal advice beforehand will be sought.
I would now like to ask that everyone now stop mentioning Cenokga on Twitter about “me learning my lesson” or this or that. I said that I washed my hands of the whole thing and would try to call of the Takedown notice. I have now apologized and admitted my wrong. I ask that people calm down and stop the riot on Twitter.
I am leaving up my response post to the review only to address what has been fixed in the game and address the other concerns. I have edited it to be less rude myself. There is way to much going in the world to start fighting. I’m willing to make up. I just ask that people do the same.
I am human like everyone else. I can make bad business decisions, like everyone else. I will use this as an opportunity to build upon and learn from mistakes. I only ask that people now give my studio a chance.
People who won’t accept another’s public apology doesn’t make matters better. In fact, it takes more character, more strength to step back and say that someone has made a mistake than it does trying to prove a point. Making an apology is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of character.
People can make fun, slander, say how bad my studio is, but, that doesn’t stop the fact that I’m still in business and will still be in business for many years to come.
I have admitted the wrong. It is now behind me.
Time to focus on what truly matters.
Other game companies have had rough starts but now are doing better. Game companies of all sizes can make business mistakes.