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Rage in Receivership

Beckham game firm calls in receivers (thanks muff) is the BBC news article with the latest bad news for embattled game developer Rage Software. The article details the company's financial woes (story), and goes on to offer this grim prognosis:

The software company that makes the David Beckham Soccer Game has collapsed, with the loss of 77 jobs.

Receivers have been appointed by Liverpool-based computer game firm Rage Software, ending hopes that a rescue package could be put together.

The Liverpool-based firm is now likely to be broken up, and any new games it is working on sold off.

The future of the remaining 85 staff will depend on the sale of the intellectual property rights of games currently in development.

14. Re: Crap Jan 15, 2003, 18:07 XEON
Hump m8,

The patch rift was over getting paid for the job, RtW the developer was happy to fix and improve Mobile Forces and stated repeatedly on the forum that this was the issue, but couldn't create a further patch without getting paid for it - whole heap of stuff went one, Essentially they did what they were paid for and I think MF is a good fun game, there are issues with the game and a further patch would have really sorted things out. (they released one patch update which addressed some issues)

RtW are a small developer (a startup, originally Rage Dundee) - creating a patch costs money in dev time and if no-one is going to pay for it i.e. the publisher then there wasn't much they could really do - sadly.

There is whole threads dedicated to the matter on the official MF community forums over @ with posts from the dev team - shame for the game, but I can totally see where they are coming from.

FWIW - the community is pretty small, although cool & friendly. If ppl have the game they should check it out. One main member (a moderator) released a mutator addressing some of the weapon balancing issues and also released a Linux hack to run it on that OS (instead of its native Win32) so there is some community support if not from the publisher

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  1. Jan 15, 14:25 David Beckham Soccer Who? Dr.Del
  8. Jan 15, 15:42  Re: David Beckham Soccer Who? DooM
  19. Jan 15, 18:52  Re: David Beckham Soccer Who? fredrickson
  2. Jan 15, 14:26 Wow changingman
  3. Jan 15, 14:37 *blink blink* Creston
  4. Jan 15, 14:38  Re: *blink blink* Schnapple
  5. Jan 15, 14:41  Re: *blink blink* nin
  6. Jan 15, 15:21 :( Grom
  7. Jan 15, 15:39  Re: :( eric clapton is god
  12. Jan 15, 17:31   Re: :( Sadogoat
  17. Jan 15, 18:25    Re: :( Dr.Del
  18. Jan 15, 18:41     Re: Codemasters Sadogoat
  21. Jan 15, 19:26      Re: Codemasters Von Helmet
  35. Jan 21, 00:36    Re: :( Zeus
  36. Jan 21, 04:44     Re: :( XEON
  9. Jan 15, 15:46 Crap Atomic
  10. Jan 15, 15:55  Re: Crap XEON
  11. Jan 15, 16:43   Re: Crap Hump
>> 14. Jan 15, 18:07    Re: Crap XEON
  13. Jan 15, 17:57 No subject teh mane mahn
  15. Jan 15, 18:12  Re: No subject XEON
  16. Jan 15, 18:24 No subject teh mane mahn
  20. Jan 15, 19:19 Gunmetal Hump
  22. Jan 15, 23:05 No subject fredrickson
  23. Jan 15, 23:26 Ah oops Creston
  24. Jan 15, 23:36  Re: Ah oops Dr.Del
  25. Jan 16, 03:35  Re: Ah oops XEON
  30. Jan 16, 22:31   Re: Ah oops Creston
  31. Jan 17, 04:06    Re: Ah oops XEON
  32. Jan 18, 01:39     Re: Ah oops anon@24.76
  33. Jan 18, 06:05      Re: Ah oops XEON
  34. Jan 20, 09:27       Re: Ah oops Seer
  37. Jan 21, 15:45        Re: Ah oops Tyler
  26. Jan 16, 04:14 No subject teh mane mahn
  27. Jan 16, 04:17  Re: No subject XEON
  28. Jan 16, 04:18 No subject teh mane mahn
  29. Jan 16, 04:36  Deleted XEON


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