Toki Tori developer Two Tribes is “rebooting”, according to a new blog post on the company’s website. In the post, co-founders Martijn Reuvers and Collin van Ginkel revealed that the studio as it was, no longer exists.
“[In] the last two month of 2013 our office has been largely empty. There was no fun to be had, just co-founders Martijn and Collin taking care of the business end of things,” the post reads, in part. “In this case the ‘business end’ can be taken quite literally. The old Two Tribes, founded in 2001, doesn’t exist anymore and we had to send everyone home.”
The post also adds that the studio’s parent company, Two Tribes Publishing, is unaffected by this and all Two Tribes games will still be available to purchase. Reuvers and van Ginkel have also founded a new daughter company which will handle development of future games for Two Tribes Publishing. It’s first game will be a 2D side-scrolling shooter, being built on the Toki Tori 2+ engine.
“We know it has been a rough couple of months for everyone involved, most of our natives spent between four and nine years of their lives at Two Tribes,” the post continues. “We want to take this opportunity to thank – in no particular order – Eelke, Hessel, Meinte, Marco, Jeroen, Paul, Jay and Shan for being super understanding and showing true character by sticking with us until the very last moment.”
“You guys and girl have been the backbone of Two Tribes for many years and for us it feels like saying goodbye to friends instead of co-workers. You’ll be missed! We hope that you land safely at some awesome company of your choosing!”
(via GI International)