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Mutazione and Salt Sea Chronicles developer Die Gute Fabrik is closing

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2024 continues to be a devastating year for the games industry, with companies letting go of talent or shuttering left, right and centre. The latest victim is Die Gute Fabrik, the talented indie developer behind Mutazione and Salt Sea Chronicles. In an X post today, it has announced it will be “halting production”.

That’s not quite the same as shutting its doors, but we won’t be getting any new games from the company any time soon. The studio has been unable to secure funding for its next project, leaving it without enough income to continue paying its staff.

However, the public announcement today did say that the company will continue to operate to service its existing IPs. It also mentions it will continue looking for funding, and if it can be secured in the future, production may resume again. But it’s a large question mark, and in the meantime, all of its staff — including the leadership team — are looking for new positions.

You can read the full statement below:

We wish the whole team at Die Gute Fabrik the best of luck in finding new, stable roles. We enjoyed both Mutazione and Salt Sea Chronicles: this is a seriously talented team who were creating unique games unlike anything else on the market. And we’re really sad to see them go.
Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.