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Last gasp for Black Prophecy developer Reakktor

Last gasp for Black Prophecy developer Reakktor

Wed 29 Feb 2012 3:39pm GMT / 10:39am EST / 7:39am PST
BusinessDevelopment

German MMO company files for insolvency

Reakktor Media GmbH

Founded in 1991, Reakktor Media has developed over 20 computer and video games for a multitude of platforms...

reakktor.com

German developer Reakktor Media has begun the insolvency process - although its team of almost 50 are hoping for a last minute contract to keep the business afloat.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz Germany, managing director Kirk Lenke said the MMO team is ready to take on any commissioned work, and also has its own Diablo-style science fiction game at the prototype stage.

"We have a team of 49 highly talented and motivated people over here with qualifications which go far beyond actual MMO technologies and mechanisms," said Lenke,

"We are in a position to accomplish basically anything what is played right now, even if we were focused in the recent times on multiplayer mobile gaming. However, the MMO area is historically our organically grown core competence.

"With Black Prophecy and Neocron we have been the first in Germany who came up with a realtime action game in leading technological quality in the multiplayer category."

Black Prophecy is a free-to-play browser shooter published by Gamigo, which bought 19.1 per cent of the business in January 2011.

3 Comments

Frederic Eichinger Web Developer

33 27 0.8
Good luck to the guys at Reakktor ... Saddening to see them go.

Black Prophecy isn't a "browser shooter", though, Matt, heheh.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Jordan Woodward Level Designer, Codemasters Birmingham

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It's a real shame to see KK go. I loved Neocron and was hoping to see Neocron 3 at some point in the future.

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Ville Vuorela Game Designer, Burger Games

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Neocron... good times. After NC2.1 also plenty of bad times. But I hope they survive, learn from their mistakes and rock my socks of with NC3.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

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