Intoversion: Chronometer, Defcon DS, Multiwinia were all “failures”

Thursday, 30th April 2009 13:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Introversion’s Chris Delay has written up an account of the company’s “truly terrible” 2008 in the firm’s blog, claiming that everything he worked on last year was a “failure”.

“It’s hard for me to look back, because I see Subversion on hold so much of the time, and I see my major time sinks (Chronometer, Defcon DS, Multiwinia) all as failures, not even projects I wanted to work on, and now have to live with them all going sour,” said the developer.

Delay admits in the piece that Introversion nearly folded last year, but that new finding is now giving the firm hope.

“We’re back on the ascendancy, with a truly terrible year behind us, and a new sense of clarity and purpose,” he added.

It’s sobering stuff.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Blerk

    Defcon came out on the DS?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    It nearly did.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Ah. Canned, was it?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. deftangel

    They’ve made a DS version but have had to re-aquire it from one publisher and are now shipping it around to the others.

    Not heard of Chronometer though…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. El_MUERkO


    defcon ds though? it’ll sell one copy and everyone else will pirate it

    #5 6 years ago
  6. tont

    Can’t help but think all this blogging is a bit of a boo-hoo for failing to jump on the Flash/iPhone/Facebook bandwagon, where Introversion could rule like kings (especially if they did an Uplink/Defcon mashup, innit).

    #6 6 years ago
  7. mart

    Defcon would rule the fucking earth on iPhone. Get it done IV. Publish it yourself on the app store and take the lion’s share of the money.

    #7 6 years ago

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