According to a report put together by Start Replay, Seattle-based indie studio Good Mood Creators has closed its doors.
The developer, best known for old-school platformer Mekazoo, had been in operation for five years, but was forced to lay off all 13 members of staff following “low sales figures” for Mekazoo that ultimately missed internal targets. The two “top-secret projects” listed on the studio’s website have also been canned, leading co-founder James Hoag to publish the following statement:
“We are saddened to announce the closure of the Good Mood Creators, makers of the title Mekazoo. The game was released on multiple platforms late in 2016, but the low sales figures did not nearly meet our financial investment in the project. We had hoped for a very different outcome, and are sure a similar sentiment runs through all companies that meet similar financial struggles.
“The most difficult part was to let a team, that has grown close through hard work and passion, know that we could no longer afford to keep striving towards making products we are passionate about. As a small group of upstart students we are proud of what we did accomplish, unfortunately it was not the outcome we had hoped for. We wish each of our team members the best of luck in their careers. In addition, we hope that everyone who has purchased Mekazoo, as well as any future purchaser, enjoys a game that has been crafted by a passionate and talented set of people.
“Mekazoo itself will not be disappearing, it is and always will be something that can be enjoyed by the people we made it for.”
Mekazoo remains available across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Our best goes out to those affected by today’s announcement.
[Source: Start Replay]