Paranautical Activity developer Code Avarice has sold the rights to the game in order to get it back on Steam.
Remember when Paranautical Activity developer Mike Maulbeck learned it was probably not a great idea to threaten to kill the man who owns the platform his game is hosted on? Later that year, it did some rescructuring in order to ensure this kind of thing would never happen again, and now it has completely sold the rights to Paranautical Activity, leading to its return to Steam.
"Just sold PC rights for Paranautical Activity to @DigeratiDM," Tweeted the official Code Avarice account, adding later that "Paranautical Activity came back to steam today. Paranautical is not owned by Code Avarice anymore. Contact @DigeratiDM for all things PA."
Indeed, it seems that Paranautical Activity is now, once again, available to purchase on Steam. The name has also been altered to "Paranautical Activity: Deluxe Atonement Edition", which we can only assume is a reference to the whole mess that got it kicked off the platform in the first place.
So there you have it. Valve gets to keep its word in stating that it would no longer interact with Code Avarice in the future, Code Avarice gets to cut its losses and make some money by selling the rights, and gamers get to buy the game once more.
Do you think Valve acted too harshly in this situation, or was the punishment appropriate for the crime? Death threats are, after all, no laughing matter, even if it should have been obvious that Maulbeck wasn't serious.