Orcs Must Die! Unchained & Hero Academies Closing

Robot Entertainment announces they are closing down Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Hero Academy, and Hero Academy 2 as of April 8th, saying of the news "it's painful to even write this" (thanks VMatrix). The post includes a FAQ that explains that none of these games is any longer pulling its weight: "Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy 2 have been unable to maintain a sufficient player base to cover the operational costs to keep the games running. The original Hero Academy has been technically obsolete for a long time now. We could not maintain the pace of operating system updates from Apple. It was actually removed from the App Store in early 2018." Here's more from CEO Patrick Hudson:
It's painful to even write this. We are sorry to say that we will be closing down Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Hero Academy, and Hero Academy 2.

Making and supporting a game is a long and challenging journey. Along the way, there are plenty of highs and plenty of lows. The communities who play our games join us on these journeys. We know this decision affects our players as much as it does us.

We've kept these games operating at a financial loss for many months. Unfortunately, it's no longer sustainable for us to do so. We must shift our focus to future games and make our investments there.

All three games will remain playable until Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (UTC-05:00). Commencing immediately, all players logging into Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy 2 will receive a substantial free grant of hard and soft currencies to enjoy the remaining weeks of live play. You may have to wait up to 24 hours for the currency grant to arrive in your account. We do not have a way to immediately make the grants upon first login.

All of us at Robot would like to thank everyone who has played one of these games. We've loved interacting with you in game, on our forums, and at places like PAX. We hope you give us the opportunity to join you again in our future games.
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Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained & Hero Academies Closing Jan 7, 2019, 19:12
Jan 7, 2019, 19:12
 
Sad news. Me and a couple of my buddies still play OMD every week. 3man PVE is still very fun for us. But we never did get into the PVP at all. Like you I hope they do an OMD3. I would gladly go back to a full price model instead of the micro transactions, especially if there is a good PVE story/progression (along with multiplayer option).
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