Alone in the Dark Studio Pieces Interactive Has Been Shut Down

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Pieces Interactive, the developer behind the Alone in the Dark reboot that released earlier this year has been shuttered. The studio officially confirmed a closure with an update on its website, which now sports a brief history of the developer, listing the games it has worked on in the past, and ending with confirmation that it was shuttered after the launch of Alone in the Dark.

“Pieces Interactive released over ten titles on PC, Console and Mobile since 2007, both our own concepts such as Puzzlegeddon, Fret Nice, Leviathan Warships, Robo Surf, and Kill to Collect, as well as work for hire titles such as Magicka 2 and several DLCs for Magicka,” the website reads. “Our client list includes Paradox Interactive, Koei Tecmo, Arrowhead Game Studios, Koch Media, and RaceRoom Entertainment.

“In 2017, Pieces Interactive were acquired by Embracer Group after working with the expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Ragnarök, and third expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Atlantis.

“Our last release was the reimagining of Alone in the Dark.”

Embracer Group, parent company of Alone in the Dark publisher THQ Nordic, revealed in May that the game had performed below management expectations where its sales were concerned. The game was also met with lukewarm reception from critics and audiences at best. Read our review through here. What this means for the troubled franchise’s future remains to be seen, but signs aren’t pointing to a healthy one, to say the least- at least not in the immediate future.

Pieces Interactive is one of several studios to have been shuttered by Embracer Group over the last year, including Saints Row developer Volition and TimeSplitters studio Free Radical Design.


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