Cabin fever has taken its toll on Bob’s Game, apparently.
Robert Pelloni, the indie DS developer who promised to barricade himself in a locked room for 100 days unless Nintendo agreed to sell him its official DS software development kit, has ended his protest after just 30 days.
A post on his Bob’s Game site indicates that his self-imposed isolation became too much to bear. He has ended his vigil with a lengthy anti-Nintendo screed. A photo from his webcam (left) seems to indicate that his workspace has been trashed:
It was foolish of me to think Nintendo would hear my pleas. They’re just another heartless corporation… The core gamers don’t matter anymore. It’s not about the games or the fans, it’s about spreading out and getting casual gamers to buy Wii Fit.
The golden days of video games are long gone…
I’ve had enough. I’m ending the protest. I give up on getting the SDK. I really tried my best. Show’s over. It’s just not going to work. Sorry, everyone. I just can’t stay in here. My head won’t stop pounding. I feel like I’m losing my mind. It’s like I’m splitting in half. I keep seeing these posts that I apparently wrote, but I can’t remember writing them. I’m afraid I’m becoming someone else entirely.
Nobody even takes me seriously anymore- how is Nintendo supposed to? Everyone thinks it’s some kind of viral ad. It’s obviously not. I’m one guy that can’t get a break. Don’t you think that maybe I might get a little angry being locked in here for a month with no response? …I know I lost. I’ve been completely disgraced and humiliated… My head hurts, so I’m ending this post. Sorry, everybody. Whatever. Why does this HURT so much?!
GP: Pelloni’s comments are somewhat disturbing. We wish him well.