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Denki cancels ‘finished, super polished’ XBLA game Quarrel, cuts staff

Having failed to find an appropriate publisher for its "finished, super polished" XBLA word game, Quarrel, developer Denki has announced the game's cancellation and layoffs of much of its staff. The "major restructuring" -- Develop claims the staff has shrunken from 25 to just 6 -- comes just one week after an exciting new trailer showed off the game's features. The studio hopes to abandon it "old business model" and gain better access to players directly.

Denki's post posits that the game industry, in its reliance on low-risk projects, "doesn't value good games. Players do, but the games industry doesn't." It also notes that the game will still be released in some form "this year -- supposing we have to bring the board game version round each of your houses one-by-one." Keep your tea and biscuits at the ready! Oh, and also, if you're looking for developers, Denki would be happy to hear from you.

[Thanks, Steven.]

JoystiqDenki cancels 'finished, super polished' XBLA game Quarrel, cuts staff originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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