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Jumpgate Evolution Forum » General Discussion » Netdevil lay offs and the fate of JGC

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  Tikigod

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Joined: 7/29/05
Posts: 43

 
OP  2/24/11 4:52:57 PM#1

http://www.confluxwar.net/

 

But don't confuse JGC and JGE please, they are entirely different projects and what is going to happen with JGE isn't covered in the article.

You don't think there's anything amiss? I'm sat here wearing a red and white gingham dress, and army boots, you think that's un-amiss?

  Aristides

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Posts: 172

2/24/11 6:22:05 PM#2

Yah, this looks bad.  I heard from a friend at NetDevil that the JGE team was laid off about 2 weeks ago.  What you've found sounds like the same thing.  He also got laid off with a bigger group last night.

  raykor

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Joined: 11/28/05
Posts: 326

2/24/11 7:57:11 PM#3

Sadly, I don't think this is much of a surprise to anyone that's been following this soap opera for the last few years.

  Tikigod

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OP  2/24/11 8:53:25 PM#4

Also:

 

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/02/24/gazillion-press-release-clarifies-netdevil-layoff-rumors/

 

From the above link:

Gazillion is re-focusing its ongoing development efforts into browser games, according to President and COO David Brevik. "The transition of members of our team to the LEGO Group enables us to focus completely on internally-published, free-to-play game businesses," he said.

You don't think there's anything amiss? I'm sat here wearing a red and white gingham dress, and army boots, you think that's un-amiss?

  AG-Vuk

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2/25/11 8:05:39 AM#5

  Renko

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Joined: 8/27/06
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2/25/11 8:12:26 AM#6
Originally posted by Tikigod

http://www.confluxwar.net/

 

But don't confuse JGC and JGE please, they are entirely different projects and what is going to happen with JGE isn't covered in the article.

"Gazillion’s President and the Acting Studio Director have agreed with Istvan that control of the Jumpgate should be passed to the community. Istvan has been working to facilitate this transition but many details remain to be arranged."

Well that's one good move by Gazillion but is far outweighed by all their stupid decisions.

Unfortunately I could never get into JGC.

  Tikigod

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OP  2/25/11 2:03:21 PM#7
Originally posted by AG-Vuk

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&sqi=2&ved=0CC0QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamasutra.com%2Fview%2Fnews%2F33195%2FLego_Buys_NetDevils_Lego_Universe_Team__Lays_Off_Staff.php&ei=orZnTYj_B47msQOJz7SmBA&usg=AFQjCNELEYZD4IA_nNCDY8IUP1h6aKNgaw

 

Netdevil is being dismantled , so CM basically gets nothing in it's lawsuit. Can somoeone please close this forum . This game is done.

To clarify on the gamasutra article...

 

Lego are only obtaining parts of Netdevil that are connected to Lego Universe and continuing the development of that game.

 

So this does not include the teams working on JGE or the recently announced web browser hack n' slash MMO 'Fortune Online'.

 

What will be happening with the non-lego projects has not yet been clearly announced officially outside of the fact that there have been staff lay-offs.

You don't think there's anything amiss? I'm sat here wearing a red and white gingham dress, and army boots, you think that's un-amiss?

  Flashtony

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Joined: 6/12/06
Posts: 12

3/04/11 8:42:17 AM#8

Has anyone tested Black Prophecy?

I was in the Beta but did not get to play a lot.

It's open Beta / Launch now as it is free to play it might be worth for you to try that.

http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/349/view/forums/thread/308776/Open-Beta-starts-today-Feb-28.html

 

 

Cheers

 

Tony

  Yamota

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"I fight so you don't have to."

3/04/11 12:49:43 PM#9

Shame to see all that work they did to go to waste.