Stormfront Studios Closing
A company rep has confirmed to Next-Gen that Industry mainstay Stormfront Studios is closing down, due to failure to secure publishing deals for new projects.
A sullen rep for Stormfront explained in a phone interview Tuesday the reason for the closure. "Frankly, we didn’t get pitched, and the project [we were working on] made no revenue."
The rep added, "The economy is such that the projects that we weren’t winning, ended."
The 33 employees at Stormfront learned of the news on Monday.
Stormfront has been around for nearly 20 years, having most recently released the movie-licensed titles Spiderwick Chronicles, Eragon and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Stormfront has been led by its charismatic founder, president and CEO Don Daglow. The rep said that neither Daglow nor any other employees have disclosed future plans, as the news is "still quite fresh."
News of the closure first surfaced from a report citing anonymous sources on industry site Gamasutra.
Stormfront is also the developer behind the innovative Neverwinter Nights for AOL in the late 80s, as well as Stronghold, the original PC versions of Madden NFL, Blood Wake and other notable titles.