The Studio Behind Shadow Gambit And Desperados 3 Is Shutting Down

A sad day.

Mimimi, the developer behind the recently-released Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew and creators of other celebrated action strategy titles like Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and Desperados III, has announced that it’s winding down its operations.

The studio’s made the announcement via a heartfelt blog post on its website titled “Mimimi’s Final Game” which reads:

“It is with a heavy heart that today we have to share the news that Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew will be Mimimi’s final game.

“As we look back at our 15-year journey crafting games (and crying about it), we feel grateful for the incredible love and support we received from all of you. We cherished every game we made and feel proud of what we were able to accomplish as a studio.

“At the same time, dedicating the past decade and a half of our lives working on increasingly ambitious games took a heavy personal toll on us and our families. After the release of Shadow Gambit we decided it was the right time to prioritize our well-being and to pull the brakes instead of signing up for another multi-year production cycle.”

The post goes on to clarify that the team will continue to support Shadow Gambit for the immediate future, and is currently working on a major patch and a big drop of content for later in the year. It states that since Shadow Gambit launched only recently, the studio is able to pay out a bonus to all of its employees to help them during their transition to new work elsewhere.

“We want to thank our community and fans for playing our games and engaging with us. Your joy and support were what fueled our passion,” the post continues. You can read the rest here.

We reviewed Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew ourselves and found it to be an excellent, tactical title with an engrossing world, saying “It’s not perfect, but Shadow Gambit is just plain fun, and if it can convince a gung-ho, guns blazing player like me to give patience a stealth a go, I think a lot of other gamers out there would do well to dip their toes into these waters.”