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    Default Archeblade commits harakiri 3 weeks after open beta

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/207230/announcements

    First of all, thank you all for playing ArcheBlade. Without your support we wouldn’t have gotten where we are now, and you have given us many great memories.

    Unfortunately we have bad news to share with you.

    Being an indie studio, we have never been in a good situation financially, and it did not get any better as time went. The official release was our last shot to turn things around revamping our monetization system at the official launch.

    We had a series of serious discussions here at Codebrush Games looking for any way to keep going with this project but looking at our performance so far after the official release, things don’t look very promising to us. It will require us to increase our sales by many folds just to survive, and considering the game’s monetization system and the company’s limited financial resources, the odds do not appear to be in our favor.

    We decided that the only solution available for us is to put the game’s whole operation on hold, and downsize the staff. We don’t have a definite future plan at the moment after this project but we will keep you posted. To be clear, putting the game on hold means the followings.

    - There will be no more updates/customer support.
    - We will stop saving customer data base.
    - However your Steam stats will remain.
    - Also the game will remain playable on Steam
    - The servers hosted by Codebrush will close, however users will still be able to host servers.

    This may come as devastating for all you Archebladers, and we sincerely apologize for this. However we’re afraid that that seems to be the only option available to us.

    This will definitely affect all of you who invested in the game, but we will not let your support go to waste and will do our best to compensate your investment in the game. (We will make another announcement as to how we will compensate you so please stay tuned.)

    A patch is coming soon after this announcement, so it would be great if you could take your time to read the following details.

    - GEMs will no longer be purchasable on the Shop.
    - Booster items will no longer be purchasable on the Shop

    All our staff at Codebrush Games sincerely thank you for staying with us all this time, and we apologize for this sudden news.

    We hope we will see you guys again in the future.
    Codebrush Games
    Last edited by Seya; 05-16-2014 at 01:58 PM.


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    Bummer, I enjoyed playing it every now and then.

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    Sucks for the developers who are going to lose their jobs, but I'm not surprised.
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    Isn't that that lame-ass SMITE rip off? Good riddance then.

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    Played it. Interesting concept, but imbalanced to the point of not even being fun depending on who you're up against.


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    I actually didnt mind the horrible imbalances ( I still play awesomenauts afterall) since the game was fun enough to look past it. The terrible latency issues that occured 90% of the time is what killed the fun. Walking straight down the middle of the map to find yourself radomly falling off the left side to your death wasnt exactly a good time.

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    I feel bad for the developers, but I really didn't quite enjoy it tbh.
    Hopefully Rakion gets into steam and see how it goes.
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    lol they closed the game and opened it again and now closed again.

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    Great game, but the lag killed it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawaybeavis View Post
    Isn't that that lame-ass SMITE rip off? Good riddance then.
    you know smite wasn't the first third person arena game right?

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