Embracer shut the developer of the new Alone in the dark.


    Embracer has shut down Pieces Interactive, developer of the standalone In the Dark reimagining that came out earlier this year. The studio is the latest to be closed by the troubled company in the past 10 months.

    Fragments of the interactive website Now just a graphic lists “Thanks for playing with us 2007-2024” and a short blurb describing its history:

    Pieces Interactive has released more than ten titles on PC, console and mobile since 2007, including our own concepts such as Puzzle Gaiden, Fright Nice, Leviathan Warship, Robo Surf and Kill to Collect, as well as Magica 2 and several D. Works for rental titles like LC. For Magicka. Our client list includes Paradox Interactive, Koei Tecmo, Arrowhead Game Studios, Koch Media and RaceRoom Entertainment.

    In 2017, Pieces Interactive was acquired by Embracer Group after working with Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Ragnarök and the third expansion for Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Atlantis.

    Our last release was a remake of Tanya in the Dark.

    Alone in the Dark launched on March 20 to mixed reviews, currently sitting at 63 on Metacritic. The game features actors Jodie Comer and David Harbour, who lend their voices and likenesses to the third-person reimagining of the 1992 survival horror classic.

    After a $2 billion deal with Saudi Arabia-backed Savvy Games Group expires in 2023, Embracer has largely restructured to stay up to speed, resulting in headcount at many of its studios. There has been a significant decrease. This included laying off more than 1,000 employees (including those at Eidos-Montreal), selling off its own studios (Saber Interactive, Gearbox Entertainment) and closing others entirely (Free Radical Design, Vision Games). Embracer recently split itself into three separate companies, with its studios split between them.


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