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Propaganda Games shut down
Posted: 19.01.2011 23:19 by Comments: 4
It comes as no surprise to hear that Propaganda Games, a developer who produced two critical and sales flops and a canceled game, is being shuttered by Disney Interactive.

Propaganda Games was founded in 2005 and under Buena Vista Games was tasked with creating games out of their licensed properties. Their first game, Turok (2008), was a flop in retail sales, while garnering mixed-to-poor reviews, earning a 69 Metacritic score. Their next game, Tron: Evolution was an even worse disaster, earning worse reviews (58 Metacritic) and, more damningly to Viacom, selling only 222,000 units across three platforms (120K on 360, 100K on PS3, and a mere 20K on PC).

That, and the cancellation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, basically doomed the developer. While some developers being closed down are a tragedy - yes, we're looking at you Bizarre Creations - this was basically Darwin's Law.
Source: Joystiq

Comments

By Revan (SI Elite) on Jan 20, 2011
Revan
Thats too bad. I finished Turok and I thought it was a pretty cool game. The problem was no one wanted to Play it, mainly because it was different.
Sort of reminds me of Singularity. Very solid game with a unique story, yet nobody bought it because it didn't Look like CoD or Battlefield.
And we wonder why originality in games is dying. :S
By Sneaksy (SI Member) on Jan 20, 2011
Sneaksy
I agree, Turok was fun to play, though I did encounter bugs like friendly AI not unlocking doors for me or one invisible enemy (though I though invisible dino was kinda cool). Won't be playing Tron Evolution. Don't like hearing about developers being closed down.
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jan 20, 2011
PowerJack
Good riddance we don't need any more average games from you there are enough of those already
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Jan 20, 2011
noobst3R
Turok was some fun. I guess they just needed some good ideas, technically they should be able to work it out.