Skip to comments.Report: Alliance video game developer folds
Posted on 01/22/2006 5:59:07 PM PST by Panerai
Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, the long-awaited video game based on the hit sci-fi franchise, may be breathing its final breaths. Australian developer Perception PTY Ltd. layed off its staff and closed its doors Friday due to the lack of an approved publisher for the game, according to a report at Online Gamer.
The decision came when the last of the company's money ran out, according to the report allegedly from a former employee, because licensor MGM would not approve a new publisher for the title. Neither Perception nor MGM have yet to make any official comment on the situation.
"For the last couple of months, we have had several good offers from interested publishers," the anonymous report reads. "They only needed one thing -- MGM's approval. Since MGM are the owners of the Stargate license, everything needs to be approved by them, even new publisher contracts. So, when we approached MGM about these contracts, MGM basically sat on their hands and did nothing. They didn't flat out say no, but they didn't say yes either."
"In the end it was pretty obvious MGM wanted the project canned for some reason that eludes everyone except them," the source continues, "but they didn't want to be the ones to do it. So, they just sat on their hands and did nothing for several months, to the point where Perception could not afford to keep working on the game knowing that they didn't have MGM's approval, and will probably never get it."
The news was confirmed by the administrator of the game's official discussion forum, also citing anonymous sources within Perception.
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As I recall a Babylon 5 game was also scrubbed years ago, but a nice freeware flight simulator exists. Goto ifh.firstones.com if you want a starfighter simulator that gives rotation and translation in all three dimensions and doesn't ignore physics.
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