Following a public backlash over their attempts to remove a video critical of their game, the developers of Day One: Garry’s Incident have issued a public apology to, well, pretty much everyone.
In a statement sent to Kotaku, Wild Games CEO Stephane Woods says:
We sent TotalBiscuit a Steam key on September 26th, giving him permission to evaluate Day One: Garry’s Incident.
Monetizing wasn’t mentioned in our communications and it was an error on our part to not have clarified the issue.
It was for that particular fact that Wild Games Studio had asked the video’s removal.
After the video was made unavailable, we have taken seriously the reaction from the community concerning freedom of expression.
We strongly believe in the freedom of expression of people and medias and have removed our copyright claim.
Wild Games Studio didn’t intend on preventing anyone from using their right to freedom of expression.
For this reason, Wild Games Studio sincerely apologizes to TotalBiscuit and anyone who felt that their freedom of speech was denied.
Well, the "monetisation" thing still doesn't make sense, since a ton of other - less publicly critical - clips were left on YouTube to make advertising money, but hey, they got to the apology in the end.
TotalBiscuit's original video is now back online: