Studio Shutting Down Just After Releasing One of the Year’s Best Games

Mimimi Games, a German independent stealth game studio, announced on August 16, 2023 that it would be shutting down. The news came just two weeks after the release of their latest game, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, which had been met with critical acclaim.

In a statement on the studio’s website, co-founder Hendrik Rehse said that the decision to close Mimimi Games was a difficult one, but that it was necessary due to “financial difficulties” and the “heavy personal toll” that running the studio had taken on the team.

Rehse also said that the studio had explored a number of options to keep it afloat, but that none of them were viable. He expressed his gratitude to the studio’s fans and supporters, and said that he hoped that they would continue to enjoy Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew.

The closure of Mimimi Games is a blow to the stealth game genre, which has been struggling in recent years. The studio was one of the few remaining independent developers dedicated to the genre, and their games were consistently well-received by critics and gamers alike.

It is unclear what the future holds for the stealth genre now that Mimimi Games is gone. It is possible that larger studios like Ubisoft and franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell will step in to fill the void, but it is also possible that the genre will continue to decline.

Only time will tell what the future holds for stealth games, but the closure of Mimimi Games is a sad reminder of the challenges that independent developers face.

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