Ant Simulator business partners respond to claims of misuse of company money

Did Ant Simulator's business partners really spend all of the game's money on liquor, cars, and strippers?

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It appears the drama surrounding Ant Simulator has just gone from bizarre to even more bizarre as the alleged liquor-drinking and hooker-tipping business partners have responded to Eric Tereshinski’s claims, and as you’d expect, they’re saying it’s all complete falsities.

Game Informer spoke with Tereshinski’s business partners, Tyler Mounce and Devon Staley, who said they invested a combined $5,000 into Eteeski LLC, which they claim was more than what Tereshinski put into the business. Both Mounce and Staley completely deny Tereshinski’s claims, saying “anything that was spent in a bar or restaurant was very reasonable in nature when you look at any business, including video game companies.”

Things took a turn shortly after Thanksgiving 2015 as Tereshinski cut ties with the rest of the company and allegedly decided to close its business accounts. Mounce theorizes Tereshinski wanted to take all the glory of Ant Simulator for himself shortly after the game became really popular in late summer.

Both Mounce and Staley plan to take legal action against Tereshinski.

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    February 2, 2016 6:56 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Ant Simulator business partners respond to claims of misuse of company money

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      February 2, 2016 7:37 AM

      before everyone freaks out about how 'kickstarter is dead to me now' they only raised ~4k on kickstarter. It's not like they had tens/hundreds of thousands raised and spent it all on booze.

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        February 2, 2016 10:37 AM

        I've never seen so much talk over a game no one cared about.

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          February 2, 2016 11:30 AM

          if i were more cynical i'd say this is on purpose...a completely unknown game and developer shooting into the spotlight suddenly because of partner's 'misuse of huge amounts of kickstarter monies.'

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      February 2, 2016 9:45 AM

      Both sides seem like they are hiding the facts. Most indie developers at least the ones that care about releasing a product tend not to take a salary or use petty cash for bar visits out of kickstarter funds. There is enough doubt here that neither side will likely be able fund a future game. I don't trust any of the facts here. How couldn't the main programmer not have known where the money was going? Also did they say how they were going to reimburse if they were really going to do it.

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        February 2, 2016 10:06 AM

        Maybe they were both so drunk they don't remember what happen?

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        February 2, 2016 10:22 AM

        The programmer might have access to the bank account and froze it.

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      February 2, 2016 10:34 AM

      day 2 of me thinking ant simulator actually says art simulator