WildTangent going down? Or not?

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  1. PoV

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    It's a rumor, and I don't have any connection to the company in question, but it's perhaps of interest to given their casual connection. That and Fate was a cool game :D. Anyways, the rumor says that Wild Tangent recently "axed" 40 employees. That by itself doesn't give a clear picture of the future of the company, but 40 *is* a lot.

    Now, if it was any other company working on console or mobile games, or a UK developer ;), I would scoff it off as the slow demise of a company. However, they're quite involved in casual gaming, even speaking at the Casual Games Conference. They're also on Microsoft's Live Arcade partners list. I recall some conversation (or history) on how Reflexive cut the company down to a minimum before going full force in the casual gaming market, and we all know how that turned out. Same deal here perhaps? Was Fate a success?

    Or did Fate frown on them instead? (pun intended :p)

    Discuss.
     
  2. Ricardo C

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    Couldn't the source of the rumor also find out whether Fate succeeded? ;)
     
  3. Mark Currie

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    One of my housemates interviewed with WT a month ago--and was offered a job. He turned it down, but it seems they are hiring in some departments.
     
  4. HappyCat

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    Doesn't necessarily mean anything. A company I once worked for (non-games development) once let us take a guy on 3 weeks before they closed down - and the guys that approved it knew damn well it was going to happen.
     
  5. svero

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    That's pretty odd. Why would they hire someone just before shutting down? There must have been some idea that the company might pull through and stay open no?
     
  6. HappyCat

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    I guess there might have been - and I guess that was the point I was trying to make - just 'cos they're hiring doesn't mean they're actually stable, just means they really want to be stable.
     

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