Killer Apps – Games that Killed Their Developers: Watchmen The End Is Nigh

Last week 38 Studios went under after releasing their first game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.  Even though the game was rather good, the struggling developer still wasn’t able to get enough financing to repay the state of Rhode Island for a large loan they’d received to develop the project.  But pinning their hopes on one game isn’t the only way that a developer can go under.  Sometimes an otherwise healthy company can be slowly worn down by a series of flops with the last game being the proverbial last straw.  Then there are the companies that specialize in mediocrity and set themselves up to collapse with their first truly terrible game.  In Killer Apps, each week Player Affinity will take a look at the final game put out by a now defunct company.  We’ll start with a game that couldn’t possibly go wrong: Watchmen The End Is Nigh.  Continue Reading


About charlesbattersby

Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City ·
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