Despite all of their best efforts, Ambient Studios and their game Death Inc. that was still in-development will be shutting down as a result of finical issues.
The studio announced the sad news on their website, and they thanked all of their fans for their support.
“Hi all,” reads the statement. “It’s time for a sad announcement: Ambient is shutting its doors. It’s been an amazing ride and we’ve produced some amazing products like Monster Meltdown and Death Inc. We’re super proud of what we achieved, but ultimately we didn’t manage to make enough money to keep the wolves from the door. And so we had to make the difficult decision that it is no longer feasible for Ambient to continue operating.
“Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement along the way, we’ve got no regrets and have loved every minute of it.”
When Ambient Studios’ Kickstarter failed to reach their goal, they moved to a paid alpha model for Death Inc. but it seems that idea has also fallen flat. Everyone who funded that paid alpha model will be refunded.
“Obviously we cannot deliver on the commitments we made in the various Death Inc. alpha tiers. If you’re one of the alpha backers, don’t worry – we will be issuing full refunds so you will not be in any way out of pocket.”
Source: Game Industry