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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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