Well, that’s a wrap.

As of this afternoon, Toronto independent game developer SilverBirch Studios is no more. Two and a half years ago, my company, Electron Jump Games entered into a buyout agreement with SilverBirch. All seemed well ’til this past September when the proverbial crap hit the fan. Rapid overexpansion (read: buying companies without any money to pay for them) finally bit us in the ass. We’ve spent every day since in agonizing limbo, not knowing if we’d survive. A last minute buyout collapsed today and the studio’s creditor finally pulled the plug. I’ve got mixed feelings about this – it was really nice knowing I has a steady paycheck, but the past three months of Hell really took a toll on all of us, so it’s a relief to *know*. On the up side, SilverBirch defaulted on its commitment to Electron Jump, so all our tech is still ours, and many of the people involved are interested in trying to keep the staff of the studio together. Anyone interested in investing in a skilled and experienced team?

3 thoughts on “Well, that’s a wrap.

  1. Critically acclaimed development team on multiple platforms! You’d be mad not to hire us! 😀

  2. Hey man, I really am sorry to hear about this. It’s good to know that you have ownership over all of the work you put into EJG. Please give my best to Todd and everyone else at the former SB – I know things will work out for each and every one of you guys!

  3. I’m really sorry, Raj. Best of luck to you on the next big thing, though. I’m pretty confident that you and your guys will be back up to speed in no time.

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