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Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: Jarhead0331 on May 12, 2021, 09:19:59 AM

Title: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 12, 2021, 09:19:59 AM
This can't be true. I refuse to believe it.

Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Pete Dero on May 12, 2021, 09:39:09 AM
https://www.stillfront.com/en/stillfront-group-acquires-game-labs-inc-and-further-strengthens-its-portfolio-of-strategy-and-action-games-and-presents-fy-2021-guidance-for-the-acquisition/

https://www.stillfront.com/en/stillfront-group-completes-the-acquisition-of-game-labs-inc/
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 12, 2021, 09:41:19 AM
^If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

The video references the official announcements. I know it is real, my mind just refuses to accept it.
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Gusington on May 12, 2021, 10:08:52 AM
WHAT WHAT WHAT

There's a ton of legal text in the above links. I just want to know what's going to happen to their stable of PC games (especially Dreadnoughts) going forward...

crap



Title: Stillfront Group acquires Game Labs Inc. - Devs of Ultimate General/Admiral
Post by: al_infierno on May 12, 2021, 04:26:52 PM
Whoops, just noticed this thread already exists.  Yeah, this doesn't seem like a good sign...
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: CapnKirk on May 12, 2021, 10:22:56 PM
They probably just want Gamelabs’ assets to make a sweet commercial that plays 20 times while you try to watch a YouTube video, and the commercial has the added bonus of having nothing to do with the actual game.

But on a serious note, what a strange deal.

Wasn’t Gamelabs started by the guy that made ai mods for total war games?
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Destraex on May 13, 2021, 03:46:35 AM
Games labs did naval action first iirc..
Then ultimate general got done with darthmod the total war modder from greece. This series continues to this day. Ultimate admiral age of sail uses the naval action shop models from what I have seen too.
Then you had the american indian game “this land is our land”.
Then you had ultimate admiral dreadnoughts not out of beta yet
Naval Action has a single player follow up called SEA LEGENDS in the works that has a first person perspective.... this is the one I would be most worried about. Because it is ultra hard core with things like lee way modelled iirc

A good company that did innovative unique games nobody else was game to. Now I do wonder about their future. Will they now be casual and risk averse?
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Gusington on May 13, 2021, 07:47:09 AM
Yes 'Darth Vader', aka Nick Thomadis, did the DarthMods for a lot of TW games.

Looking at the Game Labs forums now, there is just one small mention there of the Stillfront deal, with no response yet:

https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/38720-stillfront-purchase/

Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: The_Admiral on May 13, 2021, 10:48:27 AM
Darth did respond early on actually:

https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/38699-alpha-12-en-route/?do=findComment&comment=751261
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: Gusington on May 13, 2021, 01:45:11 PM
My bad, although he doesn't really say much. I hope he keeps his promise that it will only affect Dreadnoughts 'positively.' Time will tell. I'm still not getting the warm and fuzzies, all that said.
Title: Re: WTF? Gamelabs sold to mobile F2P company!?
Post by: The_Admiral on May 13, 2021, 08:39:13 PM
Well I don't expect him to say it's going to be terrible news  :P
But at least he felt the need to response & stake his name on the contents he writes, so I'll wait and see!  :coolsmiley: