GRIN clams on closure talk, staff back from holiday

Tuesday, 11th August 2009 09:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


GRIN has just refused to comment on overnight talk that it’s in danger of closing.

“At the moment we have no comment to anything [related to] that matter,” said a rep for the Swedish developer.

When pushed, the response became flatter.

“No,” said the spokesperson when asked if they could confirm any truth in the initial report.

“We’re not commenting.”

Another staffer told VG247 that all GRIN staff returned from a vacation yesterday. If this Gamasutra report is to be believed, they were met with bad news.

The story said that the Bionic Commando developer has seen “significant layoffs” and may be “facing difficulty staying afloat.”

GRIN’s Barcelona and Gothenburg offices have now apparently closed. Gama sources claim the company’s main Stockholm office may also be in jeopardy.

The company was rumoured to have laid off between 100-160 staff in May, following Bionic Commando’s release.



  1. Blerk

    Oh dear. That sounds pretty bad.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt


    #2 5 years ago
  3. pleasant_cabbage

    Nice pic though
    /golf claps

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    It was Dannybuoy’s suggestion. I thought it was amazing, and therefore acted on it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    Not surprised considering some of the alleged ‘hijix’ they get up to, using technology made for other publishers on their other projects without consent.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    That’s quite an allegation there Hunman. Do you have any links for that?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Heresay at most from the EG forums.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Abstract Poster

    Looks like it’s true but that picture on the news piece? Oooof bit harsh IMHO

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SunKing

    That really sucks as Bionic Commando: Rearmed and Wanted: Weapons of Fate were great/good games, but I must say I’m intrigued by these “hijix” Hunam’s talking about.

    #9 5 years ago

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