For many console and handheld gamers, last year's Bonky Ponk was a breakthrough in interactive media. For the game's creator, Todd Fannigan, it marked the end of his time as a developer. Yesterday, Fannigan shared a detailed blog post that dug deeper into his reasons for giving up games, despite Bonky Ponk's meteoric rise in sales charts. The piece, which can be found on his Tumblr, went as follows:
"I am so incredibly thankful for Bonky Ponk's success. I realize that it means a lot to the gaming community, and has reached an unprecedented amount of gamers worldwide. However, people change, and I believe it's time for me to move on from games. I'm waking up. I miss the old days. Chillin' and eating T-Bell non-stop was probs my fave part of life. Now, I've achieved great success, but I've also been running low on bro time for a solid three years. I feel it in my bones, and I'm totes over the shit. Now, I have the time to do what I want. There's a pretty sick band called Imagine Dragons that I've been following on tour, and my life is at an all time high."
This news, is just one of many announcements Fannigan has recently made on his blog. While many Bonky Ponk fans continue to cry out and deject the creator's choice to abandon their beloved franchise, the only response Fannigan has yet to offer is "It's a revolution, I suppose."