Russian indie outfit Snowbird Games announced last month that most of its staff would be let go after its most recent game, Eador Imperium, was poorly received.
This was announced in a blogpost, noticed by GamaSutra, which said that Snowbird’s main investor dismissed the dev team due to "unsatisfactory results" and "slow development rates" in recent titles released by Snowbird Games.
What this means for the development studio, founded in 2011, is uncertain. They’ve announced plans to patch 2015’s Blood & Gold! Caribbean, a Blood & Gold! spin-off to be developed by a third party and a "brand new project"
We’ve republished the entire blood post below:
"This is an update from the new Snowbird Games administration.
This week, main investor of Snowbird Games studio took decision to dismiss the development team. Reasons for this being the unsatisfactory results of Eador. Imperium, as well as the slow development rates of Blood & Gold: Caribbean! — two primary projects of the studio. Right at the start of 2017 the investor did an independent code examination and had a talk with developers. As a result, it was decided to let go of the people behind both of these projects and invite new specialists.
New administration is not yet ready to announce its immediate plans on further development. It is also unclear whether the Snowbird Games brand itself will be preserved. At the moment people from the renewed team are preparing their own feedback on Eador and Blood & Gold. After agreeing on what’s the next step should be with administration, new plans will be posted in this blog, as well as in Steam community hubs of both projects. This blog will be kept as means of communication with the audience for the time being. New information should be provided during the next week."