Shadow Gambit studio Mimimi to close down

Shadow Gambit studio Mimimi to close down

The developer of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, Mimimi Games, is going to close in the near future.

The news was announced in a blog post, in which the studio wrote that working on games for the last 15 years has placed a strain on its staff and their families. This comes hot on the heels of Shadow Gambit launching earlier in August to critical acclaim.

Mimimi was founded in 2011, but its cofounders Dominik Abé and Johannes Roth were working together under the name from 2008.

The studio is going to continue to support Shadow Gambit, but will start to find down its operations in the future. 

"As we look back at our 15-year journey crafting games (and crying about it), we feel grateful for the incredible love and support we received from all of you. We cherished every game we made and feel proud of what we were able to accomplish as a studio," Mimimi wrote.

"At the same time, dedicating the past decade and a half of our lives working on increasingly ambitious games took a heavy personal toll on us and our families. After the release of Shadow Gambit we decided it was the right time to prioritize our well-being and to pull the brakes instead of signing up for another multi-year production cycle.

"While this means that we won’t start production on a new big game, we will continue to fully support Shadow Gambit. We are already working on a patch across all platforms and have a big content drop planned for later this year, which we are sure you will love just as much as we do."

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