Mimimi Games

Developer Mimimi Games Shutters, Following The Launch Of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Developer Mimimi Games announced earlier this morning that it is closing doors and that its recent release of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew will be the Germany-based studio’s final game, according to its now 403’d blog.

Mimimi Games’ cofounders say this news comes with a heavy heart as they feel “grateful for the incredible love and support” from the community they built over the past 12 years. The closure is because the work of game development of ambitious titles and running a studio of more than 38 employees has taken “a heavy personal toll on us and our families.”

“As we look back at our 15-year journey crafting games (and crying about it). we feel grateful for the incredible love and support we received from all of you. We cherished every game we made and feel proud of what we were able to accomplish as a studio. After the release of Shadow Gambit, we decided it was the right time to prioritize our well-being and to pull the brakes instead of signing up for another multi-year production cycle” Mimimi Games co-founders Dominik Abé and Johannes Rot says in a joint statement.

While Mimimi Games is not working on its next game, it is still planning to support Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew in the future, with a patch already being worked on with a big content drop planned for later this year. As the studio slows production, it’s not throwing its employees to the wolves as the leads are reaching out to those they know in the industry to help them land on their feet. To help even more during this transition, Mimimi Games is using the revenue they’ve gotten from Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew‘s August launch to pay their employees with bonuses, which will hopefully help during this time.

“We are now focused on delivering the additional content for Shadow Gambit and fulfilling our duties as managing directors of the company—to our team, our fans, and our business partners, in the most supportive way we can. While we don’t know what the future will hold for the both of us, we still love video games. We had a really good run and we are truly grateful for all of this,” Dominik and Johannes say at the end of their statement.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is currently available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series, launching on August 17, as seen in our weekly game release list at the time.