GRIN Closes Down

The Swedish developer GRIN had an eventful past year as the company rained down many projects on gamers. This included Bionic Commando: Rearmed, the NES remake for the Xbox Live Arcade, Wanted: Weapons of Fate, Terminator Salvation and the 3-D action-adventure sequel Bionic Commando. The company earned its start by working on the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 1 & 2 series.

However, even with a decent track record many of their titles were not held in high glory and received heavy criticism. After their numerous years of work, the company was reported to have been struck with severe layoffs. Now, they officially announced they will be shutting their operation down.

It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors.” This is what can read at the top of GRIN’s official site followed by, “This as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable cashflow situation.

The site doesn’t clarify which company’s were holding out their payments as they overtly worked with Ubisoft, Equity Games, Evolved Games, Capcom, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), the most recent being the latter. On the other hand, to take a stab at it, one company the site doesn’t send a special thanks to WBIE and with their games having the latest release dates, it wouldn’t be absurd to single them out.

The site also states that due to the closing down of GRIN, The Swedish developer wasn’t allowed to finish their “masterpiece.” They do not hint at what the project might have been. Nonetheless, with the company gone, they must leave their unfinished project in development limbo.

With thanks to all the gamers, GRIN bids a humble farewell as their 12 year run comes to an end.

You can visit GRIN’s official site here.

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  1. Ah hell, I liked their games. They were one of those companies you should’ve always given a second look to. They did have their flaws, but they did make some good games.

    It was a Swedish company? Huh, learn something new every day.

  2. I never knew it was a Swedish company.

    Also, it’s sad to see them going, but I’m predicting there will be a whole load more companies closing down soon.

  3. ah thats too bad, almost seems like a business dominated by a few big names, although pretty much everything is like that these days.

  4. Wow crazy, I would not have expected Grin to shut down.. they must have had a really high burn rate as some of the games they produced where real revenue producers it looks like.

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