The gaming business is tough, that much is obvious, especially for small indies looking to make the next big thing, rake in a few £££ and fund their next big idea. For developer Lucky Frame, the guys behind the excellent Bad Hotel and The Nightmare Cooperative, the pressure to do well has finally put the stopper on their gaming dream. At least in the form of Lucky Frame, that is.
In a very open and honest blog post on the Lucky Frame website, head honcho ‘Yann’ outlines the reasons for deciding to call time on Lucky Frame:
And now, we’ve decided to move on. Lucky Frame is no longer working on any games, and won’t be releasing anything in the foreseeable future..Money is only a small part of the picture, however. If anything, a lack of money is usually a good way of showing where priorities lie. I can’t speak for the others, but certainly in my case my own projects have started to take up more and more time over the past year. I was unfortunately starting to find that both my own work and my Lucky Frame work was starting to suffer in my attempts to do both all of the time.
At least, it seems, the decision to move on from Lucky Frame has not been forced by financial pressures, so who knows, maybe they will make a comeback someday.
You can read the full blog post here.