Tag Archives: Paradigm Entertainment
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 06:46 GMT
Paradigm Entertainment, Mass Media, Helixe, Locomotive Games, and Sandblast Games were defunct as of yesterday, while Rainbow Studios and Juice Games have suffered redundancies, a THQ rep admitted.
“It’s just constantly trying to react dynamically to the market,” the spokesman explained, “whether it’s because of things happening to our industry or the economic environment as a whole. It’s making sure that we’re set up over the next three to five years to be profitable and successful.”
In a rumoured email published by Kotaku, company boss Brian Farrell apparently blamed “today’s difficult economic environment” for the turbulence, and promised to have a more in depth explanation of the moves in the conference call following the publication of Q2 results on Wednesday.
Read the full email after the link.
Mon, Nov 03, 2008 | 20:22 GMT
Following a Kotaku rumour that THQ is to shut between four to five of its studios – including Stuntman: Ignition developer Paradigm Entertainment and UK dev team Juice Games – Shacknews is reporting via sources that Paradigm Entertainment has indeed been dissolved.
This Develop story claims that Warrington-based Juice has cut around a third of its workforce.
As you can see, Paradigm’s site appears to have been taken off the air.
THQ has [had - Ed] 16 publishing studios located in North America, Europe and Australia. We’re obviously keeping a close eye on this one, and await an official statement from THQ.
By Mike Bowden