Saltsea Chronicles Developer Folds After Not Finding Funding

The saltsea developer team is now looking for new work.
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Independent game developer Die Gute Fabrik has announced it is halting production of its next game due to funding difficulties. The studio, known for titles like Mutazione and Saltsea Chronicles, announced on Twitter that they’ve been unsuccessful in securing funding for their new project after a year of trying.

Die Gute Fabrik tweeted that the challenging current publishing and investment environment for companies and projects of their size was the main factor behind their decision. This difficulty made it impossible for them to raise funds for their next game without facing a financial gap, leading them to pause production.

Despite shutting down, the studio used its remaining resources to give the current team a month of paid time to find new work. The company leadership, including CEO Hannah Nicklin and co-founder Nils Deneken, will also be looking for new positions.

Die Gute Fabrik ApS, the legal entity, will continue to operate and manage the studio’s existing intellectual properties, including Mutazione and Saltsea Chronicles. These games will remain available for purchase. The announcement also suggested the possibility of the studio’s future return. If the necessary funding is obtained in the next few years, Nils Deneken may lead the production as CEO. In this situation, the studio aims to rehire its previous team members.

Die Gute Fabrik, established in 2008, expressed their satisfaction with the projects they have developed and the individuals they have worked with. They ended their statement by expressing gratitude to their players for their support. It’s sad to see, but it’s a smart move after a year of being unable to find the funding needed.

Jorge A. Aguilar

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