Earsponjason, the game doesn't have to reach 0 players in order to be dead. Dead game is when a game used to be popular but now it's not. The game used to be at the front page, but now almost nobody plays it
[My opinion] Currently, the game's kinda dead, but if pr paid to get adds running to find a new developer, then he can defenetly push adds to get more players into the game. He can get the game to the top page if he does that cuz he has put a lot of work in it.