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There’s some sad news coming out of Fantasy Flight Games – Tim Gerritsen, Game Developer and Studio Head, recently posted on LinkedIn regarding the studio closure.

“It’s with great sadness that I have to report that the decision has been made to close Fantasy Flight Interactive next month. I’m proud of the team and the game we’ve dedicated ourselves to for the past few years. It’s a been an amazing journey with even more amazing people. I’m going to do my best to get my team placed in new positions. I have programmers, designers, artists, QA staff and a producer to get placed in new roles and will do my best to do so quickly. Additionally, I’m now open to new opportunities myself since I will also be out of a job.”

This is a real shame; Fantasy Flight Interactive was started in 2017 to adapt their games for digital platforms, as well as new game development on their existing IPs. There are rumours – and please note the use of the word ‘rumours’ – that the tabletop RPG department may also suffer, but to what extent can only be imagined at this point.

Fantha Tracks wishes all the best to those affected by this unfortunate turn of events. More news as and when we get it.

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Jonathan Hicks
Jonathan is a tabletop roleplaying game designer working out of Northampton in the UK who got a taste for creating games after designing the missions and writing the dialogue for the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica's official mobile game. His credits include a rulebook and adventures for the RPG of the world-famous Fighting Fantasy line, adventures for Moebius Adventures, Gallant Knight Games and other publications, as well as dozens of articles, essays, reviews and interviews on the tabletop roleplaying hobby. His first full roleplaying game, 'Those Dark Places', is published by Osprey Games in November 2020.