Sections
Gi Live London graphic

Connect with the UK Video Games Industry

Buy Your Tickets Today
Gi Live London graphic

Publisher Mindscape exits industry, 40 jobs lost

Closes internal studio, will concentrate on Karotz brand

Publisher Mindscape has left the games industry after closing its internal studio, Punchers Impact, at the cost of 40 jobs.

A number of the company's executives are also thought to have moved on.

In 2010 Mindscape published its U-Sing karaoke series, but the publishers's last big title was PC racer Crasher, which failed to meet expectations.

"We had relied much on that game," a company source told Develop.

"It was not a success and was important to us that it was. We are no longer going to work in the game software business."

The company has instead turned its attentions to the Karotz line of wi-fi rabbit toys.

Parisian company Mindscape was founded in 1983, while internal studio Punchers Impact was created in 2009. At the time, the studio included 40 members of staff from EA and Free Radical Design.

Gi Live London graphic

Connect with the UK Video Games Industry

Buy Your Tickets Today
Gi Live London graphic

More stories

Apple won't let Fortnite back on App Store until court ruling finalized

Epic says it has paid the $6 million it owed the iPhone maker, but Apple responded it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement"

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga grants $1.4m to North Carolina A&T college of engineering

New partnership with university announced to address racial disparities in gaming industry and establish career pipeline

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.