Some more sad industry news here as developer Puny Human put out a press release noting that they're closing up, citing an unnamed client that refused to pay them. They're on track to remove all full-time positions before the year is up, while also liquidating any assets left by including selling them off and open sourcing certain others.
Puny Human created Dystopia, Blade Symphony and Galacide. They also worked with other developers on titles including Trover Saves the Universe, Wasteland 3, The Bard’s Tale IV, Tribes of Midgard, The Callisto Protocol and various others.
In the press release their CEO Mike Sanders noted how "Unfortunately, a client refused previously agreed-upon payments, which deprived us of the cash flow to fully pitch our in-progress title and triggered successive failures in our operating income. I take full responsibility for not sufficiently preparing for this outcome". The press release also notes they were looking to work on a spiritual successor to Dystopia, titled Zero Day, with hopes to "secure venture capital funding by quarter 2 of 2023".
Shame to see, there's been an increasing amount of companies being shut or laying off lots of staff and it seems it's set to continue.
A more personal letter was also released.