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Adam Orth's  Adrift  finds a publisher
Adam Orth's Adrift finds a publisher
April 4, 2014 | By Mike Rose

April 4, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: >Adr1ft, the game prototype from Adam Orth inspired by the waves of abuse he received following comments about Xbox One's (since canceled) always-online requirement, has found a publisher.

Orth revealed his demo for a non-violent first-person game earlier this year: A game about dealing with the aftermath of a destructive calamity, which is -- to hear Orth tell it -- what his life was like in the aftermath of his unconsidered comment.

Now Orth and his team Three One Zero has found a publisher for the game in 505 Games, the company that has previously published titles like Payday 2 and Terraria. Polygon reports that the game has been renamed to simply Adrift, and is destined for PC, consoles and "VR platforms."


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Josh Neff
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"inspired by the waves of abuse he"... subjected himself to through his extreme disconnect with gamers. Anyone with a clue (and anyone in game development should really have one, else they're in the wrong field) would know that you cant get away with insensitivity in the face of the buying public. Its financial suicide.

Amir Barak
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Absolutely correct! The things he said, my god, he totally deserved the death threats, violent photoshops and complete and utter destruction of his private life! Fully brought it upon himself and obviously anyone saying that the the internet is full of idiots and trolls is just playing to Adam's self pity and transparent marketing tricks!

"would know that you cant get away with insensitivity in the face of the buying public"
Hahahahahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahah.... hahahhahahhahaha....
hahhahah....
You're cute. Insensitivity? when was the time you gave a damn about the way Apple, Google, Samsung and whatever (the list of companies is huge, not going to write it up) were exploiting the planet, exploiting their factory workers, data mining people and generally not giving a s**t about anything other than profit?

How about YOU get a goddamn clue and stop been a dick about something inconsequential which happened and destroyed a man's life? eh? He moved on and is trying to build something positive... What exactly have you just contributed to this discussion?

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I think we (both developers and gamers) need to get some perspective on how to act because so far it seems like humanity is going down the drain...


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