Foundation 9 Closes ImaginEngine Studio

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.

Source: GamesBeat

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