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Fire Hose Games offers desks and support to Irrational staff

Fire Hose Games offers desks and support to Irrational staff

Thu 20 Feb 2014 10:17am GMT / 5:17am EST / 2:17am PST
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"We can't sit by and watch all this potential development talent evaporate"

Go Home Dinosaurs! developer Fire House Games has offered free desk space to recently laid off developers in the Boston area who want to go indie.

"Most of the developers laid off are probably wondering "What am I going to do next?", and some are considering going indie and releasing their own games," the company said in a blog post.

"Meanwhile we're in the process of setting up an indie game seed fund designed to support Boston area indie teams, though we're not quite ready to start taking on applications for that yet as we're still getting our ducks in a row. However sometimes you need to strike while the iron is hot and we can't sit by and watch all this potential development talent evaporate, especially considering our mission to help other indie devs. So we're going to do what we can to help!"

The move follows the shocking news that BioShock Infinite studio Irrational Games is shutting down.

Fire House Games has made it clear the offer comes without a catch, offering a place to work and access to any spare equipment. Interested parties should contact freedesks@firehosegames.com

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Tim Carter
Designer - Writer - Producer

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NEWSFLASH!!!

Talent does NOT disappear if it isn't locked down in an employment contract.

You should go look at the movies (and visual art... and architecture.... and fiction writing.... and...)

Since the 1950s, ALL MOVIES SHUT DOWN after production wraps. What do you think happens then?

Think about it...

It's called the Project-Based Business Model. It's what the arts and entertainment industries have been using for decades, if not centuries.

Edited 3 times. Last edit by Tim Carter on 20th February 2014 8:13pm

Posted:6 months ago

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