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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Epic Announces Closure of Impossible Studios, 'Infinity Blade: Dungeons' Put on Hold




Epic Games' Infinity Blade: Dungeons was first announced in March of 2012, as a demo game on the third generation iPad. The game was designed by Epic but handed over to Impossible Studios, a new division housing ex-employees of Big Huge Games.

Hints of trouble first appeared in October of last year, when the game was delayed until 2013. As of today, Infinity Blade: Dungeons has been put on hold indefinitely, as Epic Games has decided to shut down Impossible Studios. Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney announced the news this afternoon:
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We're closing Impossible Studios.

When former members of Big Huge Games approached Epic last year, we saw the opportunity to help a great group of people while putting them to work on a project that needed a team. It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn't working out for Epic.

This means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project.
Epic Games is planning to give each Impossible Studios employee three months of severance pay and is offering the option to form a new company with the Impossible Studios name.

Article Link: Epic Announces Closure of Impossible Studios, 'Infinity Blade: Dungeons' Put on Hold
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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I guess, in the end, the project proved... Impossible.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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i guess, in the end, the project proved... Impossible.
yeeeaaaaaa!

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Wow the CEO or someone must be greedy. They charged a good penny when it comes to iOS games yet sold many many copies. Someone wasn't managing the money.
Or maybe the assigned studio wasn't performing well.

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Erm? The millions and millions of people that globally every year help drive the multi billion dollar industry that is worth more then the TV industry I guess?
True dat.

And, the same people who buy games whos single weekend sales beat summer blockbuster movies.

Someone got the wrong memo. I think the OP thinks that it's hip to say you're not a gamer.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Sad, the game looked promising.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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Three month's severance pay?



The winter of George!
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:50 PM   #6
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I was wondering what happened to this game..
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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I was wondering what happened to this game..
You forgot this:

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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:05 PM   #8
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Bit disappointed about this, was looking forward to another IB game, and wanted to see what could be done with the A6/X. Oh well
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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that's impossible
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I thought these games were doing really well?

I'm sure it won't be the end of the Infinity Blade.
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I thought these games were doing really well?

I'm sure it won't be the end of the Infinity Blade.
Too valuable to be let go..?


Someone will pick it up. Surely.
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I thought these games were doing really well?

I'm sure it won't be the end of the Infinity Blade.
The Infinity Blade games are very popular, yes, but this is a different kind of game. Maybe it just wasn't very fun.
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I thought these games were doing really well?

I'm sure it won't be the end of the Infinity Blade.
Even the best product fails in the hands of idiots who can't manage things correctly.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 07:22 PM   #14
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I thought these games were doing really well?

I'm sure it won't be the end of the Infinity Blade.
They could rename it Infinity Blade: Forever and release some more game footage.

Except the name would sound redundant then.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:50 PM   #15
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!

Was eager for this one and quite surprised when it wasn't a launch game available along with either iPhone 5 or iPad Mini....now I know why.

Hopefully it will show up soon.
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!

Was eager for this one and quite surprised when
It didn't release by summer. I didn't expect Apple to include demos of software so vastly unfinished. Wouldn't they expect the mention in the keynote to have folks anxious for the software. Perhaps even a handful (small but still) buying the hardware due to the software.
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You guys ever heard of the game Okami, where you use a virtual brush to draw things and control the game. I bet something like that would be awesome on a touchscreen. This game reminded of it, and it would have been great, maybe will still be great if it comes out.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:52 PM   #18
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that sucks, must not have been as much potential for money as they originally thought
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:53 PM   #19
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For a game that was destined to print money, I'm sure we will see it sooner then later from somewhere....

This will not be Duke Nukem Forever.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 07:40 PM   #20
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For a game that was destined to print money, I'm sure we will see it sooner then later from somewhere....

This will not be Duke Nukem Forever.
Agreed! Who doesn't want to make millions? This game was a guaranteed success.

Some times people lose their perspective I suppose...
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Infinity Blade 2 is also pretty much dead.

The last content update was on August 1st.

They say these games are very profitable but they don't seem to do much with them.
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That is disappointing. I was looking forward to what they could do with the franchise.
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That is disappointing. I was looking forward to what they could do with the franchise.
Yep, this is what it sounds like to me too. There is no reason to cancel a cash cow like this unless things were not progressing at the right speed. I would wager it was full of too many bugs, the programmers were being lazy and Epic had enough of it.

Smells like Duke Nukem Forever to me!
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You mean to tell me that Infinity Blade: Dungeons which was originally due to be released in April 2012 has been put on hold? You don't say

Seriously though, even though I had a sneaking suspicion that it was either cancelled or in limbo after a series of missed deadlines, I'm still kind-of bummed out by it. Diablo is one one my all time favorite games, so I was looking forward towards this type of game on the iPad. The first two were just ok, as I wasn't a fan of the whole on-rails aspect of those.
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Wow the CEO or someone must be greedy. They charged a good penny when it comes to iOS games yet sold many many copies. Someone wasn't managing the money.
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