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The Code Monkeys closes doors

Yorkshire-based indie ends 23 years in business

One of the longest running UK independent studios, The Code Monkeys, has decided to cease trading after 23 years in business.

In a brief post on the company blog yesterday it was announced that the board and shareholders had voted to wind up the studio, closing the doors once and for all at the Yorkshire headquarters. The vote took place on February 1 - the 23rd birthday of the studio's inception.

Just over a month ago development director Adrian Hirst had announced that The Code Monkeys would be cutting staff to remain competitive, telling press: "The Code Monkeys reduced staffing levels based on our current production needs and predictions of what is needed for 2010."

The closure marks an end to a development history which stretched from the ZX81 and Spectrum to the iPhone, with PSP minis, a DS port of Manic Monkey Mayhem and further titles in the studio's Three Sports series the last to be worked on.

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Latest comments (11)

Neil Young Programmer, Rebellion Developments10 years ago
"ZX81 Spectrum"? ZX81, or ZX spectrum?
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Saehoon Lee Lead technical artist, Kuno Interactive10 years ago
Rest in peace
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Dominic Brittain Games Programmer, Strawdog Studios10 years ago
A great shame indeed.
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Phil Merricks10 years ago
Sad day indeed. I hope you all find work quickly.
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Cumron Ashtiani Creative Director and CEO, Atomhawk Design10 years ago
The first game studio I worked for....14 years ago....very sorry to hear it :(
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Jithin Rao Lead Producer, TreasureHunt10 years ago
Sad...
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Joe Claxton Writer 10 years ago
Farewell Code Monkey. We salute You!
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Steve Hird Senior Concept Artist., THQ Digital Studios UK10 years ago
Sad news, Hope the guys find work elsewhere, best wishes to them all.
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Kaye L Elling Studying Lecturer in Computer Games, University of Bradford10 years ago
Very sorry to hear that, it's a real blow for the region. Hope you guys find new jobs soon!
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Jack Schofield Journalist 10 years ago
I take it that

> Just over a month ago development

should be

> Just over a year ago development

;-)

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Sanjay Jagmohan Project Monitor (Functionality Team Lead), SEGA Europe10 years ago
Sad to hear this...
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