LA Studio Spark Unlimited has folded following the cancellation of its only remaining projects, with all staff losing their jobs. The developer's CEO and co-founder, Craig Allen, left quietly at the end of 2014.
The closure was first noticed by a NeoGaf user who heard that the company was auctioning off all of its office equipment. Any remaining revenue streams are being redirected to a trustee. One of those streams is the ongoing development of a film, Nightmare Code, which was being co-produced by Allen and Avi Bachar, Spark's COO/CFO.
"It's the end of Spark as a game developer," CTO John Butrovich confirmed to Polygon, saying that staff "have decided to move on to other things." Butrovich also confirmed that the company's last project, an unfinished free-to-play title, had been cancelled.
Spark Unlimited's first game was Call of Duty: Finest Hour in 2004. The studio went on to make Turning Point, Legendary, Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.