In today's world of gaming, all it takes is one game. One game to find them, one game to bring them all, and through Activison bind them. But not all games can be financially successful thereby putting the studio at risk.
2012 was a great year for gaming, however for some studios, not so much. Over twenty gaming studios closed down last year leaving their mark on the industry forever. We'll remember the games they made, some good, some bad, and thank them for the innovation and inspiration they contributed in the gaming world.
Hudson Soft - Best known for Bomberman
Sony Liverpool - Best known for Wipeout
Spellbound Entertainment - Best known for Desperados
Zipper Interactive - Best known for Solcom
ImaginEngine - Best known for Apples to Apples
Rockstar Vancouver - Best known for Max Payne 3
BigBig Studios - Best known for Pursuit Force
THQ San Diego - Best known for UFC/Warhammer/DarkSiders
Black Hole Entertainment - Best known for Heroes of Might & Magic
Big Huge Games - Best known for Rise Of Nations
38 Studios - Best known for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
HB Studios Halifax - Best Known for NBA Baller Beats
Paragon -Best known for City of Heroes
Not all games can be blockbusters, and not all games can be lucrative. This begs the question, where will we see these developers in the future? Gearbox? Treyarch? Only time will tell.