Sad news is coming from Australia. The team responsible for the remarkable Hand of Fate and the sequel to this role-playing adventure has announced that it will no longer develop new video games, canceling the ambitious project they were working on after the name of The World in My Attic.
” With sadness we announce that Defiant Development has stopped the development of video games “, they report from the studio, which invite other teams to hire their creatives, who they define as ” Heroes in their field. If you can hire them, you should do it “. Without going into details about the reasons that have led the study to make this decision, the parents of Hand of Fate 2 point out that when the team was born in 2010 it did it” with a clear objective in mind. Hire great people, create great video games, and do it ethically and with respect towards our team and our audience. “
Studies come up and studies fall, but people are always more important. Defiant stresses that they wanted to demonstrate that Australian studios could recreate video games for consoles, and this is something that nine years after their birth no one doubts. “We go into dark places looking for hidden treasures. We did it without knowing where the trip would take us, and with the certainty that the unknown is not always safe. The videogames market has changed in the nine years that we have been active and we have not been able to change fast enough to remain in it, “added in his writing.
“Studies arise and studies fall, but people are always more important; Defiant people, creatives, friends, family and partners; Thank you. May you enjoy a bright future and change the world for the better”, conclude in this farewell letter, which is accompanied by a brief video preview of the new project in which Defiant Development worked. “This video shows an incredibly premature version, but we wanted to show a little ahead of what we had planned to create.” From now on, the study will be dedicated to keeping your existing titles updated.