Mike Maulbeck, the controversial Paranautical Activity developer has resigned from his role at the games studio Code Avarice. The renegade developer hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons yesterday in a Twitter based rant threatening Valve boss Gabe Newell. The very public rant included an ill-advised death threat toward Gabe Newell that, despite being hastily removed, resulted in Paranautical Activity being removed from Steam.
Maulbeck has now sold his share of the company to co-owner Travis Pfenning and parted ways with the studio. Both Maulbeck and Pfenning have posted statements on the Code Avarice website to explain the situation fully. Maulbeck, who seems to have fully realised the damage that his actions caused, admitted that his actions “resulted in not only my own dreams and aspirations being destroyed, but those of the entire team I worked with.” He went on to concede that his temper had got away from him, and issued a sincere apology again to Valve and Gabe Newell. [More]