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Gas Powered Games Hit With Huge Layoffs [34417]

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Gas Powered Games Hit With Huge Layoffs [34417] Reply with quote

Just a few days after launching their Wildman Kickstarter, Gas Powered Games has laid off 40 people. The company is still alive but operating on a skeleton crew and Chris Taylor is debating on whether or not to cancel their Kickstarter. WTF.

Taylor has made a lengthy statement via a video update to the Wildman Kicks

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they have not released a decent game for years. Without income it's hard to pay employees, no doubt.
What I don't understand is: why did they stop making games while they still had the money?
They made quite a few good titles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good article in pc gamer (feb) the making of supreme commander.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI,

Dungeon Siege 2002 PC, MAC
Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna 2003 PC
Dungeon Siege II 2005 PC
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World 2006 PC
Supreme Commander 2007 PC, Xbox 360
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance 2007 PC
Space Siege 2008 PC
Demigod 2009 PC
Supreme Commander 2 2010 PC, Xbox 360
Age of Empires Online 2011 - 2012 PC -< IMO THEY LOST LOTS OF MONEY HERE
Kings and Castles "On Hold" ?
Wildman In development PC
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that list! Nothing since 2010!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not enough games = Out of Business.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Precisely. Companies come and go for the same reason every day.
So, I am not sure why it made it to the news other than 'GPG was a fairly good game studio, it will be sorely missed'.
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