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Well this is certainly unexpected. Mimimi Games developer of games including Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Desperados III and the recently launched Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew will be closing up.

I'm honestly shocked by this one, as they made some really great games in a genre that not many other developers are doing (or not doing well). Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew also only just launched on August 17th to pretty glowing reviews from many publications and videos.

This just goes to show how difficult the games industry is, even for reasonably known names like Mimimi Games who made games that had great reviews.

Pictured - Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

In the announcement they said their increasingly ambitious games "took a heavy personal toll on us and our families" and so they're going to "prioritize our well-being and to pull the brakes instead of signing up for another multi-year production cycle" so Shadow Gambit was their last game. They'll still continue support for Shadow Gambit with patches but no more games will be made.

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jordicoma Aug 29, 2023
Its so sad... I love shadow tactics.
Linux_Rocks Aug 29, 2023
Now their fans match their logo:

But seriously, this sucks. Their games are cool.
Arehandoro Aug 29, 2023
This is really sad news. From them having suffered mentally due to the multi-year projects, to closing. When smaller studios like this close is when the reality of the industry hits, and it's rather depressing.

I hope they get better with the support of professionals and their family, and wish them the best in the future. Shadow Gambit it's on my wishlist, and will be purchasing after I finish BG3.
hardpenguin Aug 29, 2023
Well shit. Such a great developer.
ElectricPrism Aug 29, 2023
I wonder if they would be willing to publish their source if they are quitting.

If I had to guess based on current events and their veiled response I would guess interfamily death & illness have shaken enough of them up to take a toll.

Hats off to them for their work, and condolences for whatever hardships they are navigating.
Cyril Aug 29, 2023
I can't read their announcement, their website is broken right now...
drlamb Aug 29, 2023
I've never played any of their other titles but had wishlisted Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew.

Just bought it to show my support as I love pirate games. Best of luck to them all going forward.

Last edited by drlamb on 29 August 2023 at 2:18 pm UTC
scaine Aug 29, 2023
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That's a massive shame. I admit that I've had Shadow Tactics on my wishlist for years now. I like the sound of the gameplay, but don't really like the setting (ancient Japan, or whatever). And I swear I'm not making this up, but I honestly can't stand Wild West themed stuff either. If Red Dead Redemption isn't going to break that dislike, I guess Desperados was on a beating to nothing.

Give me fantasy or sci-fi any day.
CatKiller Aug 29, 2023
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Where's the dislike button?
Eike Aug 29, 2023
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It looked like healthy growth to me.
Sad it wasn't.
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