Rumour – Game Room developer Krome Studios to close next week

Friday, 15th October 2010 13:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen


According to a report from Tsumea (via Kotaku), Krome Studios is set to close on Monday.

The developer has apparently laid off all of its staff at its studios in Brisbane and Melbourne and will be shutting up shop on Monday.

Some staff, however, will be rehired as contractors to finish off remaining work on existing projects.

Krome made Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Transformers: Armada and Game Room for Xbox 360 as well as the recent Blade Kitten.

Last year, the studio laid off an undisclosed number of employees across three studios as part of a restructuring process.

There’s more through here.



  1. Blerk

    Poor guys, they didn’t actually do that bad a job on Game Room. If only Microsoft had provided them with some game licenses that didn’t suck donkey balls they might’ve actually made some money out of it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    Can I please has that game room shit wiped from my gamercard now pls?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. evilashchris

    Game Room could have been amazing, that’s the real kick in the teeth here.

    Good luck those without jobs.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    i care more for blade kitten, that and the fact they own the KKND name than game room.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    I was looking forward to Blade Kitten, but the demo really didn’t do anything for me.

    Hope the team all find new jobs.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DaMan

    sad this. agreed with Blerk. great concept, competent execution, many bad licenses. City Bomber kicks ass though ;p.

    although, they will probably change the dev for GR.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Epic Fool

    KKND! Really? Now there’s a game I hadn’t thought of in a long time…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    unfortunate but not surprising to see these guys shut doors. Commiserations to all those who lost their jobs :(

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Crysis

    Aww, this is Australia’s largest indie dev, the only other 2 devs in Australia i could think of is THQ Aus, (who i don’t think have done much, maybe some help in low grade game)& 2K Aus, (they brought us the 1st Bioshock teamed with 2K Marin).
    Also, the weird part about gaming in Australia, is that we pay an extra $40 than the US, & the current difference in the exchange rate is only a damn cent now! there are now no excuses why we pay 60-120% more for each game, some you can find for $90, but the rrp of a new game is $99-119 depending on whether or not it’s a triple AAA game (Halo, Gran Turismo, CoD) oddly enough, Naughty Bear cost $119 everywhere & didn’t go down for a few months, talk about rip-off =\

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Freek

    The pitch: you’ll have your own customizable space wich you can fill up with all the classic arcade games and we’ll even work our way up to the glory days of the 90s.

    The reality: you’ll have your own customizable space wich you can fill up with shitty intellivission games and other garbage from the 70s nobody ever liked, not even back then.
    But Jeff Gerstman will spend hundreds of dollars on it and make amusing videos about how shit it all is.

    #10 4 years ago

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