Ace Rimmer wrote:As for the credits, I believe we were asked at some point to provide that information or consent to be placed in the credits.
Indeed. as partof your beta signup you had to give your real name for use in the credits, and your nickname is whatever your forum name was/is.
And RabidZombie guessed, the credits are more or less lifted straight from Multiwinia/Darwinia (I think it's an amalgamation of the two, although Multiwinias were already lifted from Darwinia in the first place!)
Unless I'm mistaken, a healthy chunk of the original Multiwinia credits ended up coming from the forum topic in the beta gameplay discussion where everyone was asked how they would like to appear in the credits (in particular, this would explain my absense) - otherwise I believe that yes, the rest of the credits may well be constructed of real [insert handle here] name.
I'm fairly certain that I'm only in one of IV's game credits lists, and if it had occured to me, I probably wouldn't even feature in that list, either, although I'd feel bad because it would leave them with an odd number of names.
(edit - I'm actually more interested to learn the origin of the names which don't in fact come from either list)