On Friday Foundation 9 Entertainment shut down its ImaginEngine game studio and laid off its entire staff – including studio head Randall Sanborn… An estimated 25 employees were also laid off, according to this GamesBeat report. The ImaginEngine layoffs and studio closure follows the layoff at another Foundation 9 studio – Backbone Entertainment.
Foundation 9 chief executive James North-Hearn confirmed the Backbone layoffs with GamesBeat but had no comment on the closure of ImaginEngine.
ImaginEngine developed both work-for-hire titles (licensed titles, etc.) and original games for all conceivable gaming platforms. During its lifetime the ImaginEngine studio was credited with creating more than 200 titles.