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Bot Colony Ending

A Steam Community Group Announcement has word that Bot Colony is closing down on March 15th, about nine months after the adventure game went into early access following a failed Kickstarter (thanks GameInformer). Developer North Side explains that poor sales are not even sufficient to cover the modest $524.00/month cost of the game's backend servers, much less fund its development, saying it has only earned a total of around $10,000 after costing millions to develop. Word is: "I realize that some of you paid money to buy a game that will soon be impossible to play - because it requires online servers that cost money to keep running, while no money comes in," and this is costing about 40 developers from North Side their jobs, and the company's owner his home. Here's how they are winding things down:

I have advised Steam of the situation, and Bot Colony is no longer available to buy - in order to minimize the fallout when it will stop. We will keep the servers running until March 15, to give you enough time to enjoy the game that you bought. I hope you'll consider this fair. I'm offering to publish another video that tells the entire Bot Colony story - all the 12 episodes of Bot Colony, if you really care to see it (let's say if at least 10 people ask for it ). If anybody wants to buy Bot Colony knowing it will die March 15 - talk to Steam, and maybe they will sell it to you. For those who want to know the story that inspired Bot Colony and understand what robots could do in the near future, the Bot Colony novel is available here

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