due to popular demand we now offer the option for kind people to donate
Riiiiiight........so people have been saying "I love this random, monotonous block tapping game Pete, but I hate how I can never log in. Is there a way I can give you money so that I can contiue random, monotonous block tapping?
On the one hand, I do feel genuinely sorry for him, he's on a rapidly sinking ship. On the other hand, he's been in the industry long enough to know that any multiplayer experience needs a solid and reliable back end. Being a small company is no excuse if you're still going to put an app out there, hype it to hell and then ask people to use it.
Unless he's fooling us all, and the real experiment behind Curisosity is to find out whether people would put up with server lag, drop outs and a generally poor experience, before being asked to pay to fix it.