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Official: Krome Studios closes down

Monday, 18th October 2010 08:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Krome Studios has officially closed, confirming speculation on Friday.

According to IGN, all remaining staff were laid off on Friday. A skeleton crew of contractors might be brought back to finish off work on existing projects.

It’s thought Krome went bust due to putting too many sources into unsuccessful new IPs.

Krome, founded in 1999, developed Blade Kitten from Atari, Game Room for 360, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on PS2 and Wii and Ty the Tasmanian Tiger.

The developer laid off 110 staff last year – 50 in April and 60 in November.

Good luck to those affected.

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  1. Debabrata Nath

    Isn’t this the second closure in 1 week? First Propaganda Games and now this. Sucks really

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    Its the way the industry is heading. Clearly something isnt right in the way developers are paid as publishers *appear* to be giving them so little cash in return.

    Indie developing and DD is the way forward

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    So what does this mean for Games Room? Is it dead or will MS continue to run it?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I guess Microsoft could get someone else to work on it, but it really depends on how well it’s actually been doing, I guess. The games that were going up on the service were hardly ‘inspiring’.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    They could get Rare to work on it, its not like those guys have anything better to do.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Freek

    Considering that the real arcade classics are being released on Live Arcade in remade form, we can safely assume Games Room is going to die.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. endgame

    No! I blame it on the piracy! :)

    #7 4 years ago