Nitrome Must Die!? + Finds


Sorry I’m late reporting this readers, seems that my newly arrived New Super Mario Bros. Wii kept me at the TV. Many of you probably know about the “Nitrome Must Die” site, since Nitrome started it up many Fans on Facebook and the Nitrome Wiki have been talking about it. It’s awful that someone would want Nitrome to end. The person who made the site has made a  petition to  bring Nitrome down. I have had several thoughts about the site. Through a bit of research (and some theories), Nitrome may be behind this. I have my theories below how Nitrome could be behind it: (NOTE: They are just theories, none of them have been confirmed (unless I say so))

  1. Just why would you tell all your fans about a website which wants you to go down? An image would be fine, but to provided a link? I highly doubt that Nitrome posted a link to the site and an image so that people would know about the awful sight.
  2. The design. I would think that someone who hated Nitrome would probably not know that much about making a website  – a site not hosted on a free site service. The background of the site and the “Nitrome Must Die” image look like the type of art a Nitrome pixel artists would use.
  3. Nitrome, if they are behind it, may have set up the site so they could collect the names and Email addresses of people who hate them, then make a big blog post listing the names and Email addresses of the people.

Those are my theories. Over the past few days before I wrote this, a user called “Nitrome Must Die” created an account on the Nitrome Wiki. They left insulting comments on the Nitrome.com page, insulting some users. It is possible that Nitrome created this account to make it look it was not them, and somebody else. Before writing this blog post, I discovered some other interesting facts. My dad signed the petition twice (not that he hates Nitrome), and noticed that the Petition counts everyone who signs it as two people. So top find out how many people have really signed, divide the current amount by 2.

Also, he looked up nitromemustdie.come on a WHOIS site, and found that the nitromemustdie site’s IP Address was from the UK, which makes it look like Nitrome may be behind the site. My last discovery was that the site was set up on October 31st, 2011 (Halloween for some parts of the world), while Nitrome made the site known to there fans on November 4th 2011, 5 days later.

Is Nitrome behind this? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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14 Responses to Nitrome Must Die!? + Finds

  1. Bulbear says:

    Unfortunately, a closer look at the WHOIS suggests the opposite. While both Nitrome and NitromeMD are from the UK, they have different addresses and IP’s listed. In addition, the UK is one of the top two-3 countries which accesses Nitrome, so Nitrome and NitromeMD isn’t statistically significant. On the flipside, they could be using a server, but who would invest $200 for a scheme like this? Also, I think reason #3 could get Nitrome sued.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m against the philistinism of NitromeMD as much as you are. Your idea is still possible, but it’s not my first guess, is all.

  2. Mironar says:

    Hey! Here is a spectacular thing about NitromeMD.I can’t believe it!
    It is actually….the 100th game! =) Here is a video preview!

    Sounds interesting….

  3. bug2799 says:

    They showed the preview on NitromeMD?! Must possibly be Nitrome.

  4. bug2799 says:

    The first blog post mentioning it was made by “JK”. No one called JK posts on the blog.

  5. bug2799 says:

    Now we have Nitrome Must Live. Hmm…

  6. bug2799 says:

    The preview MIGHT be called “Nitrome Must Die” ‘Cause they released a preview there as well as on the main website… Hmm…

  7. bug2799 says:

    It’s time for the final conflict… Or not.

  8. bug2799 says:

    Oh wait, JK posted the video preview.

  9. bug2799 says:

    They called the preview Nitrome Must Die as well as the game itself, which is called Nitrome Must Die!!! with the subtitle The 100th Game! Might as well call NMD.com might be Nitrome’s doing, ’cause JK says that the assumptions of the website connected to the game were correct.

    But anyways, this might end with the CHARACTERS dying by some sort of Big Bad when they think they have beaten it, he becomes a Bigger Bad and wins. Ironic, innit?

  10. bug2799 says:

    Quote from the blog: Well done to all those that correctly guessed that it was linked to our 100th game. We are very close to the release.

  11. bug2799 says:

    Whereas the others thought wrong.

  12. bug2799 says:

    One person posted on Facebook that was it a prank.

  13. Coobreedan says:

    Nitrome said that the site is linked with the 100th game. I think it is fake.

  14. bug2799 says:

    @Coobreedan: You are right. Alas, I wonder what happens at the end…

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