Ticking Bomb Games and InnoGames have just announced that the pirate MMORPG game, Kartuga, will be ceasing all services following a disappointing closed beta. Kartuga never even had the opportunity to impress with a full release but both companies agreed to cease development, offering Ticking Bomb Games employees a shortened application process with InnoGames.
The CEO of InnoGames had the following to say:
“It wasn’t an easy step for us. During the recent months, Ticking Bomb Games and InnoGames have worked hard on the game. Together with Ticking Bomb Games we have come to an agreement: the priority was to have an organized schedule for the studio’s closure, to keep the employees’ needs in mind, and offer as many of them a position at InnoGames as possible - all those things we’ve managed together.”
“Kartuga had a lot of potential, the exciting setting and high-quality graphics stood out especially, but the closed beta and player feedback showed that it wouldn’t fit the companies’ goals for the future. Now InnoGames can focus even more on cross-platform projects currently in development in-house,”
“Thanks to the partnership with Ticking Bomb Games, we’ve learned a lot we can apply to future projects. It also strengthened our dedication towards cross-platform-titles, which are playable on a number of internet-based devices, as the future of InnoGames.”