Hey Ross, I think this would paste a nice smile in your face...
(Thank Jick for it...
ZJ: I'm starting to see more and more games like KoL -- often games made by people who played KoL and thought "Hey, I could do that." It's neat -- I enjoy having something out there that I can actually play. But yeah, we're lucky -- we get to devote a tremendous amount of time and energy to improving KoL, and I think it shows -- we try to be sticklers for quality.
PC: Really? How would you feel about naming some?
ZJ: Well, there are a couple that started up and then shut down for a long time (Teh Yard and Lake of Boating) -- the kids that made those are currently re-doing them as bigger and better projects, so they're not actually playable. There's another one in active development right now, the most promising I've seen, but it's on limited hardware, so he doesn't want any publicity just yet.
The full article can be found here (an interview to Jick):http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/pb/117648256288713.htm