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Runic Closed, Motiga Layoffs

Kotaku has word that Perfect World has laid off most of the staff at Motiga, developer of the MOBA Gigantic. They also report the Chinese publisher has shut down Torchlight developer Runic Games, who just released Hob, a puzzle game. The Runic Games website has a farewell note from this developer that formed from the ashes of Flagship Studios:

Hey everyone,

Itís been over nine years since a rag-tag team of 17 developers helped open Runic Games. Weíve been so lucky for the community that has supported us and made us successful. Thanks to that support, we have had the chance to meet and work with the best people in the world. Our team here at Runic has released three successful games, and over that time we have seen many changes; team members got married, kids were born, but the most important thing is that we have become a family.

Iím sorry to say that today will be Runicís last day open. Our focus is on our family here, and helping them find a new place to call home. If you are in games and looking for some of the best talent in the industry, please email jobs@runicgames.com.

For those that love the Torchlight series, there will be some news coming. And for all our fans, our community and multiplayer services will keep running even after the studio's lights go off.

It has been an amazing experience. To my family here at Runic, I know we wonít be far from each other, and Iíll miss seeing you all every week.

You havenít heard the last of us,

Marsh Lefler
Studio Head

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2. Re: Runic Closed, Motiga Layoffs Nov 3, 2017, 19:55 Rhett
 
Yeah, I just loaded up Torchlight 2 recently and it still holds up... but was wondering why they never did a #3. Hob looked okay, guess they tried to do their own game and it didn't go over well...  
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