Sleeping Dogs and Smash + Grab developer shuts down

Last night it was confirmed that United Front Games had been shut down. While the studio itself has still not officially confirmed its closure, employees and people closely related to the studio have confirmed the rumours.

United Front Games had previously developed the much-loved Sleeping Dogs but fell into financial trouble after the game’s spiritual successor, Triad Wars, was cancelled. The team recently re-emerged and announced Smash + Grab, a team-based brawler releasing in Early Access. Our local writer, David Treharne, gave the title a shot and enjoyed it.

It seems now that Smash + Grab is no longer available on Steam and the studio has closed its doors. Our thoughts go out to the employees of the Vancouver-based studio.