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ImageePoch

Imageepoch has filed for bankruptcy


And yeah, the CEO is still missing
May 13
Keeping track of what’s going on at Japanese developer Imageepoch has been one hell of a ride. Imageepoch was well known for games such as Luminous Arc, 7th Dragon, and Arc Rise Fantasia. Last month the CEO, Ryoei ... read
Closure

Spark Unlimited's ironically lost its spark and shut down


I kinda liked Legendary
May 05
Developer of Legendary, Lost Planet 3, and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Spark Unlimited has closed up shop and laid off all of its staff after 13 years of game development. As reported by Polygon, the company’s assets were fou... read
2K Australia

2K Australia completely demolished


Complete closure, all jobs lost, nothing left
Apr 16
Today is truly a sad day for the Australian game development scene as the country's final AAA game development studio, 2K Australia in Canberra, is being closed down. Most recently known for developing Borderlands: The Pre-Se... read
Robotoki

Human Element put on hold as Robert Bowling's Robotoki closes


'So long and thanks for all the shoes!'
Jan 20
It was less than two months ago when Robotoki's Human Element was showcased with a premier spot during The Game Awards 2014. Today, the studio closes its doors and puts the game on indefinite hold. According to a report... read

Blacklight developer Zombie Studios closes doors


Leaves behind twenty year legacy
Jan 08
Zombie Studios, the developer behind Blacklight and responsible for launching the Spec Ops series, has stated they are shutting down operations after more than two decades in the industry. The announcement comes by ... read
Closure

Electronic Arts closes Mythic Entertainment


An all-around sad situation
May 29
Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online developer Mythic Entertainment is no more, another casualty of Electronic Arts. The studio closure was confirmed in a statement to Kotaku: "We are closing the EA Mythic location in Fai... read
Studio Closure

Development studio Terminal Reality has shut down


Studio behind Ghostbusters and BloodRayne has closed
Dec 12
2013 hasn't been to kind to struggling game studios, and it appears we've got another casualty before this rocky year in gaming closes out. It is now reported that the Texas-based game studio, Terminal Reality, has shut down.... read
Rune Factory

Rune Factory studio shuts down, declares bankruptcy


Neverland calls it quits after two decades in the business
Nov 29
Rune Factory developer Neverland has closed its doors, according to a statement on the company's official website. The studio ceased operations today and announced plans to file for bankruptcy in the near future. Struggling w... read
Death Inc.

Death Inc. maker Ambient Studios to close


UK studio folds after Kickstarter failure
Apr 25
Defence Grid 2 being picked up shows that there can be life after a failed Kickstarter project but it seems that's a rare situation. GamesIndustry International is reporting that is the case with Ambient Studios, developer of... read
Sega Studios Australia

Sega is shuttering its Australia studio


The closure is to take place 'later this year'
Apr 05
Last year, Sega vowed to restructure, and the company is certainly making good on its word. Sega confirmed to Kotaku that it will be closing the doors of Sega Studios Australia. Sega released a statement noting that... read
Studio axed as name becomes a "licensing model"
Disney has today announced that it's decided to close down LucasArts as a game studio, transitioning it into a "licensing model." This effectively means that LucasArts is dead, likely to exist as little more than a legacy nam... read feature

Gaming isn't dead yet

Twisted Pixel dev: Game industry is struggling, not dying


Certain sectors will find it harder to be successful
Mar 21
In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future.... read
Studio closure

Jerry Bruckheimer Games is no more


And nothing of value was lost
Mar 05
Do you remember Jerry Bruckheimer Games? You would be forgiven if you didn't. After we first heard that the studio would be partnering with MTV in 2007, and then that it had acquired talent from Microsoft and Ubisoft in ... read
Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah developer to cease making games


Arkedo closing its doors
Feb 22
Aurelien Regard, creative director and co-founder of Arkedo, announced today that the studio no longer plans to produce any new games. The company hasn't been shut down or gone bankrupt, but there are no more employees at the... read
Epic drops Impossible

Epic Games is closing Impossible Studios


Infinity Blade: Dungeons on hold as a result
Feb 08
Maryland-based Impossible Studios, a team made up of employees from Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer Big Huge Games, was formed by Epic Games back in August and put in charge of Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Now, it's been... read
PlayStation All-Stars

Sony ends relationship with PlayStation All-Stars maker


SuperBot Entertainment's future in question
Feb 04
Sony is ending its relationship with SuperBot Entertainment, the makers of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. This comes days after the studio laid off a number of employees. "Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that th... read
Another studio goes under
Following some rumors floating around yesterday, Disney has just confirmed the closure of Austin-based Junction Point Studios: "It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organization,... read feature

Posted farewell letter on NeoGAF
THQ has cleared its plate and sold off all its assets... well... not all of them. For some reason, not one company placed a bid for Darksiders developer Vigil Games, dooming the young studio. Vigil's lead combat designer Ben ... read feature

THQ's CEO and president send off final letter to employees
[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to wri... read feature







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