Robot Entertainment has posted a brief note to its community that Orcs Must Die! Unchained is closing on April 8, 2019. Two of the company's other games, Hero Academy and Hero Academy 2, will also close down on that date. All three games will be playable through April 8th and players will "receive a substantial free grant of hard and soft currencies to enjoy the remaining weeks of live play".
It's painful to even write this. We are sorry to say that we will be closing down Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Hero Academy, and Hero Academy 2.
Making and supporting a game is a long and challenging journey. Along the way, there are plenty of highs and plenty of lows. The communities who play our games join us on these journeys. We know this decision affects our players as much as it does us.
We've kept these games operating at a financial loss for many months. Unfortunately, it's no longer sustainable for us to do so. We must shift our focus to future games and make our investments there.
All of us at Robot would like to thank everyone who has played one of these games. We've loved interacting with you in game, on our forums, and at places like PAX. We hope you give us the opportunity to join you again in our future games.
Patrick Hudson, CEO
Read the full notice on the Robot Entertainment / Orcs Must Die! Unchained site.