Spartan Games today announced that it has “ceased” and staff made “redundant.” Basically, they’re shutting down. The game publisher is behind games such as Uncharted Seas, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Legions, Dystopian Wars, and Spartan Scenics.
Spartan Games was launched in 2008 but after investment the company has decided that it could not continue to “service its liabilities” particularly what is owed to finance companies.
The company had launched a Kickstarter to raise funds but it did not provide the full resources needed.
The company has said it hopes to fulfill customer orders but those who are unable to receive it should contact their payment service, credit cards or Paypal, to receive a refund.
You can read the full statement on their website.
Spartan Games and Modiphius Entertainment have announced a team-up to bring us some new projects starting in 2014, the first of which is Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game, to be launched in Spring 2014. Building on the massive range of Cthulhu creatures, Allied Investigators and Nazi Villains funded by the Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter, Spartan Games will launch a full-blown skirmish game line under license from Modiphius.
The Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Game will utilise the fast-paced, action-packed rules used in Spartan’s Dystopian Legions game, and plans for the range include starter sets, faction sets, hero sets, large creature sets and experimental vehicles, as well as a full-colour stand alone rulebook.
The first range of 49 miniatures, sculpted by Russ Charles, will be extended to include more Mythos creatures, Nazi Villains, Allied Heroes and strange experimental vehicles. Spartan plan to utilise their hugely popular laser-cut scenery line to add some stunning battlefield scenic accessories so that players can bring to lifesome of the stranger aspects of the Achtung! Cthulhu world, whilst Spartan’s high quality resins will allow some truly larger-than-life Cthulhu creatures and war machines to dominate the battlefield.