Friday, May 12, 2006

The Downfall of the Austrian Games Industry

Rockstar Vienna has been closed down by Take2. R*V is, to my knowledge, the biggest games company in Austria, which means that the already almost non-existent games industry in Austria has become even smaller, which is a pity. Games companies in the German-speaking world can produce games that are just as good as games from overseas, if the developers put enough work into the game and if they have high enough demands in the final product (unlike German films). The Settlers is only one example.
The way R*V made their employees leave is also a bit strange. Read more about it on the blog of one of their former employees:

Blog entry by Jurie

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