Discord: Augustin (Monkey Empire COO)#8555
There has never been an industry I've seen riddle so much with scammers and parasites like the video games industry. The latest scammer? Samy "BeuMonkey" Bourechit and Augustin of MilkyWay Games, creators of their "play-to-earn" gambleware game Monkey Empire, formerly known as Crypto Monkey Empire!
They even decided to change their policy on payments to their freelancers for some half-assed reasons.
First half of the money paid:
2nd half of the money requirement complete: the programmer was able to access and work the UI:
2nd half of the money, Samy is stalling me, claiming the Battleground AI is not working and apparenly couldn't access it. I offered to call for screenshare and guide him through his alleged troubles. He refused to do so and switched subject again:
Samy claimed Skatoony is still having trouble using the UI and wanted me to talk to him. I did, he assured me all was well:
After this, radio silence. I was now frustrated and fed up with his manipulative games and dodging my questions about my other half of the payment for the new and improved UI system I was working on for him:
At this point, Crypto Monkey Empire removed me from their private Discord server. Then he lied to me that Augustin removed me by mistake along with another freelance who claimed he wanted to quit (I will go ahead and call BULLSHIT on that claim) to cover up the fact that they deliberately booted me (kicked or banned I know not) from their server. Besides, if it was an accident, why didn't they just add me back in afterwards, huh? Except they didn't even do that!:
At this point, I gave up and forfeited any hopes of getting my 2nd half, spending the remainder of Friday night drinking myself to sleep. In fact, I am not even completely sober as I type this report:
Finally, he just had to respond with his stupid f**king hypocrisy:
Make no mistake. Without a doubt, MilkyWay Games is yet another scamming business that needs to be added to the blacklist. They took my UI work AND the other half of my money and ran away with it. Companies like this destroy the value of the gaming industry - what meager value and credibility it even has left.