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
a farewell note from this developer that formed from the ashes of Flagship
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
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,