Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday July 25, 2016

Spicy Horse Studios Is Closing

American McGee has announced that the Shanghai studio of Spicy Horse Games is closing its doors. McGee, best known for American McGee's Alice and his days at id Software, says he is turning his focus to indie development and will continue to publish small titles under the Spicy Horse brand from his sailboat. Yup, you read that correctly, he said sailboat.

After more than 10 years, 10 games, tons of wonderful memories. The Shanghai studio of Spicy Horse Games is closing its doors. The company itself will remain intact, and we'll continue to operate existing games online. At our peak, during development of Alice: Madness Returns, the studio contained 85+ people. These days we're down to just 6, and it feels like a good time for a radical shift. I'm going to turn my focus to indie development and will continue to publish small titles under the Spicy Horse brand. Much of this work will be done in a challenging new environment - aboard my sailboat, bobbing around the S.E. Asia region.

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