"We’re surrounded… We have been badly wounded…"
Those were among comments released by Six Days in Fallujah developer Atomic Games as it announced layoffs today. The company is apparently in financial distress due to the game industry downturn as well as its inability to secure a publishing deal for the controversial Iraq War game.
Gamasutra has more from Atomic’s press release:
In the words of Marine officer Chesty Puller, ‘We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem…
We wish to assure the dozens of Marine veterans who have collectively invested hundreds of hours in this project that, while we have been badly wounded, we will fight on. The stories of your brothers’ courage and sacrifice in Fallujah must be shared with the world.
So far, it is unknown how many of Atomic’s 75 staffers were let go.