According to a post on its website, the Brighton-based studio, Littleloud, is shutting down.
“All good things must come to an end, and after thirteen years as on of the UK’s MOST AMAZING creative game and animation studios, we have decided to take our bow and say farewell,” creative director Darren Garrett wrote, in part. “As anyone who’s done it can tell you, it’s hard work running a studio, and after a year of ups and downs, it felt like the right time to let it go and explore other creative ventures.”
The post continues to thank those who have contributed to the studio, and also states that it is still aiming to get its last game, Sticks and Stones, out “in the next few months.”
Littleloud is a BAFTA-winning studio that often took on projects from Britain’s Channel 4, BBC Learning, BBC Radio and various film studios. Its most recent game Sweatshop was removed from the iTunes App Store in March because Apple felt “uncomfortable selling a game based around the theme of running a sweatshop”. Littleloud released a browser-based port of the game called Sweatshop HD.