Digitalo Closes

HomeLAN Fed is reporting having received confirmation that Digitalo closed its doors on Monday of this week, leaving the last eight employees of the Florida-based developer looking for work. The cancellation of a couple of projects and disappointing sales of Devastation, their Unreal-engine shooter, are among the factors mentioned contributing to the company's demise. Word is that the Devastation forums remain open, but there will be no other future support or patches for the game.
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Re: Disappointing sales
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Re: Disappointing sales Nov 8, 2003, 15:19
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I feel bad that people lost their jobs. The Devastation demo came out like it was still in beta stage. People are willing to beta test games at no cost so thier was no excuse for the release of such a demo. The devastation demo killed any chances the company had of breaking even and staying in business. I took them about a month to iron out the bugs they had in the game.

They could have refused to give a release date until the game went gold and just provide previews to hold people over. Giving them plenty of time to tweak the game, beta test and release a finished product. Their first demo just killed them!

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