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MacRumors
Jul 11, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Following the February closure (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/08/epic-announces-closure-of-impossible-studios-infinity-blade-dungeons-put-on-hold/) of Impossible Studios, Chair co-founder Donald Mustard revealed during a podcast (via IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/11/infinity-blade-dungeons-is-officially-cancelled)) that the Infinity Blade Dungeons project the studio was working on has now been officially canceled.

"When the studio that was working on [Dungeons] was closed, the game was canceled. That's really all I can say," he said.

Infinity Blade Dungeons made its initial debut (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/07/live-coverage-of-apples-ipad-3-media-event/) at an Apple event in March of 2012, where the third generation iPad was introduced. The game, which was said to be a dungeon crawling version of Chair's hit action role-playing title Infinity Blade (http://infinitybladegame.com), was delayed until 2013 in October and then delayed again indefinitely in February 2013.

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According to Mustard, the cancellation of Infinity Blade Dungeons is not the end for the Infinity Blade series overall. "There's more we at Chair are totally planning to do in the Infinity Blade universe," he said. "More games, more books, maybe even other products. And we are very excited about that."

Article Link: Infinity Blade Dungeons Officially Shut Down (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/11/infinity-blade-dungeons-officially-shut-down/)



komodrone
Jul 11, 2013, 07:38 PM
been watching too much chef ramsay
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freedevil
Jul 11, 2013, 07:39 PM
Game politics = fail!

needfx
Jul 11, 2013, 07:42 PM
been watching too much chef ramsay
Image (http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/36186572.jpg)

Ramsay should also have a go at this sentence

"There's more we at Chair are totally planning to do in the Infinity Blade universe,"

Makosuke
Jul 11, 2013, 07:44 PM
A shame, given how great the first two Infinity Blade games are. Of course, that's no guarantee Dungeons would have been equally good, but it certainly had a lot on its side.

Still, looking forward to Infinity Blade III, in whatever form it turns up in. That spectrum gem was about as far as I'm willing to take II, and that's as much time as I've put into any game in years.

ufwa
Jul 11, 2013, 07:46 PM
I'm still waiting on seeing if Chair will ever develop a sequel or follow up like game to Shadow Complex.

In the past they've claimed they were busy with Infinity Blade stuff. Seems now they have some free time. So get to it.

topmounter
Jul 11, 2013, 08:06 PM
totally :rolleyes:

donutbagel
Jul 11, 2013, 08:14 PM
Ew, looks like Diablo 3.

ConCat
Jul 11, 2013, 08:37 PM
Ew, looks like Diablo 3.

D3's a great game, it just doesn't have very much longevity... Once you've killed diablo on inferno 50 times, it kinda loses its appeal. :p

jamescobalt
Jul 11, 2013, 08:49 PM
been watching too much chef ramsay
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gixxerfool
Jul 11, 2013, 09:08 PM
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You made my day with this. Thanks

TouchMint.com
Jul 11, 2013, 09:22 PM
It's too bad looked like it was somewhat far in development.

coder12
Jul 11, 2013, 09:33 PM
I was really looking forward to IB:D. Hopefully they lend some closure to that part of the storyline in another way!

ArtOfWarfare
Jul 11, 2013, 09:55 PM
It was the only game in the IB series that ever looked interesting to me.

Oh well, I'm sure some other game company will pick up the idea and run with it. (Not that it matters. MR/TA will ignore it and none of us will ever hear of it. Because it doesn't involve EA, Epic, or Rovio.)

ekdor
Jul 11, 2013, 10:22 PM
Contract not sweet enough. How does the studio fail with a project of this sort?

iancapable
Jul 11, 2013, 10:47 PM
I suppose we had no real first class action games on the iPad when this was originally announced, but it did show off what could be created. Look at the games coming out on the iPad now?

Deus Ex: The Fall
XCom: Enemy Unknown

Just to name two recent ones.

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Contract not sweet enough. How does the studio fail with a project of this sort?

They gave it to a studio called "impossible"

freedevil
Jul 11, 2013, 11:54 PM
I suppose we had no real first class action games on the iPad when this was originally announced, but it did show off what could be created. Look at the games coming out on the iPad now?

Deus Ex: The Fall
XCom: Enemy Unknown

Just to name two recent ones.

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They gave it to a studio called "impossible"

Haha. The game would have been great. Impossible made a cool Skyrim competitor that is no longer supported, Kingdoms of Amalur. Infinity Blade seemed as though it would take some aspects of play from there.

HMI
Jul 12, 2013, 12:58 AM
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\-V-/
Jul 12, 2013, 01:09 AM
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/KBox/ShutItDownForever.jpg)
What the heck is that from?

Renzatic
Jul 12, 2013, 01:23 AM
What the heck is that from?

Dark City.

Great movie, and I highly recommend watching it. Though if you do, try to get the directors cut. The original version spoils the whole plot in the first 10 seconds.

cclloyd
Jul 12, 2013, 01:41 AM
I always figured they had to do it because they showed it at an Apple presentation. Sort of like "we have this, now we HAVE to give it to you". It's like if Apple showed you the iPhone 5S then just never released another one instead.

Still, a shame. I was really looking forward to this, so I guess for now Wild Blood is the best like alternative.

musio
Jul 12, 2013, 01:58 AM
how can they shut down a game that's so far in development? At least they can recover costs by finishing it or selling it on to another firm to finish and release it as a partnership.

iancapable
Jul 12, 2013, 03:09 AM
Haha. The game would have been great. Impossible made a cool Skyrim competitor that is no longer supported, Kingdoms of Amalur. Infinity Blade seemed as though it would take some aspects of play from there.

Yeah the "impossible" thing was more of an ironic joke, I know they have produced some reasonable stuff in the past. Game studios go in an out of business all the time, the rest seem to get sucked up by EA...

Console games are getting more expensive, so it's sad to see games with great potential (for iOS) getting canned.

illitrate23
Jul 12, 2013, 03:20 AM
really sad :( was really looking forward to this game when they announced it. the normal Infinity Blade games are fun, but get a bit repetitive. I thought this would have mixed things up a bit.

hopefully Chair own the code and perhaps launch a kickstarter or something to raise the money to finish and publish it themselves at some point?

Shattentor
Jul 12, 2013, 03:41 AM
I can't believe it. This looked to be such a promising ARPG and considering it's part of a very successful game series I just cannot fathom how it came to this end. Usually publishers throw any half-grown ****** game on the market as long as it's a sequel with a big name, and now it's canceled?

I think there has been some real **** going on between developer and publisher...

roadbloc
Jul 12, 2013, 03:59 AM
The world finally realised that Infinity Blade wasn't actually that good?

Renzatic
Jul 12, 2013, 06:15 AM
The world finally realised that Infinity Blade wasn't actually that good?

I used to think you were cool. Now I don't. :mad:

Comeon, man! It's Mike Tyson's Punch Out with swords and monsters! What's not to like?

Gasu E.
Jul 12, 2013, 07:50 AM
Ew, looks like Diablo 3.

Giant spiders... I need to kill more giant spiders... kill more spiders...

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I can't believe it. This looked to be such a promising ARPG and considering it's part of a very successful game series I just cannot fathom how it came to this end. Usually publishers throw any half-grown ****** game on the market as long as it's a sequel with a big name, and now it's canceled?

I think there has been some real **** going on between developer and publisher...

You are ******* right.

roadbloc
Jul 12, 2013, 08:15 AM
I used to think you were cool. Now I don't. :mad:

Comeon, man! It's Mike Tyson's Punch Out with swords and monsters! What's not to like?

Just not my thing I guess. Found it a little boring. Constantly swiping and then being taken to the next location.

Renzatic
Jul 12, 2013, 08:34 AM
Just not my thing I guess. Found it a little boring. Constantly swiping and then being taken to the next location.

Eh, I guess I can (begrudgingly) see why some people wouldn't like it. Truth be told, I didn't think I would either until I played it myself. It was then, when I realized it was basically Punch Out with touch controls, that I ended up taking to it.

Though really, I would've liked Dungeons even better. Fun as Punch Out-like games, a free roaming action RPG with touch controls would've been a helluva lot cooler. I'm severely disappointed that it's never coming out.

Yebubbleman
Jul 12, 2013, 10:05 AM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

.Asa
Jul 12, 2013, 10:07 AM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Come on, capitalize it!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
I was really looking forward to this game.:(

\-V-/
Jul 12, 2013, 02:49 PM
Dark City.

Great movie, and I highly recommend watching it. Though if you do, try to get the directors cut. The original version spoils the whole plot in the first 10 seconds.
Thanks. I've seen it... it just looked very familiar and it was killing my brain trying to remember... lol. I think I'll watch it again soon.

Gigaman
Jul 12, 2013, 04:07 PM
I laugh at the guy who said it was cancelled because it couldn't run on these devices, can't wait for the next infinity blade, hopefully they give this style another go for the franchise.

iapplelove
Jul 12, 2013, 04:12 PM
Just not my thing I guess. Found it a little boring. Constantly swiping and then being taken to the next location.

I hated it too..eye candy lasts about 5 minutes

Solomani
Jul 13, 2013, 03:49 PM
So a Diablo III clone game gets cancelled. And people are crying. Whatevs.

iLilana
Jul 13, 2013, 08:15 PM
was looking forward to this but these dungeon crawlers take forever to develop and perfect.

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The world finally realised that Infinity Blade wasn't actually that good?

but you have a point. it gets so f'n repetitive.

tbobmccoy
Jul 14, 2013, 05:55 PM
Well, Apple got what it wanted from Infinity Blade Dungeons... I bought an iPad 3 anticipating the retina screen to be a requirement for IBD. I should have waited.... :rolleyes:

Michael Scrip
Jul 14, 2013, 10:42 PM
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pearvsapple
Jul 15, 2013, 02:02 AM
Mobile gaming isn't getting anywhere anytime soon. Could of been much more.

ChockFull
Jul 15, 2013, 11:22 AM
Infinity Blade would make for an amazing film franchise (trilogy?) marketed to the vast Lord of the Rings demographic. This would in turn increase awareness and proliferate game purchases, not to mention fill the huge gap in Hollywood that is largely "remake/turkey-blockbuster" crammed. I hear Peter Jackson is wrapping Hobbit [wink] and may be looking for another project. Make it so!

Supa_Fly
Aug 23, 2013, 10:40 AM
Infinity Blade would make for an amazing film franchise (trilogy?) marketed to the vast Lord of the Rings demographic. This would in turn increase awareness and proliferate game purchases, not to mention fill the huge gap in Hollywood that is largely "remake/turkey-blockbuster" crammed. I hear Peter Jackson is wrapping Hobbit [wink] and may be looking for another project. Make it so!

Not a bad idea ... something Sony is doing with 2 of it's game franchisees for distribution and game creation.

I'd STILL like this game to debut.

bnnentertainmen
Aug 23, 2013, 11:02 AM
would love to see good racing game by them, if it's not overpriced:rolleyes: