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If they remove it how will they sell more copies ? Not a great decision if you ask me.
Post edited September 07, 2015 by swatkat
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Since the steam discussion isn't opening for me, is this a case of a studio closing down due to not selling enough copies? If yes, assuming the rights to the game don't change hands, why would the game be removed from sale? Money will still go to the studio, though the studio will not be making new games.

For a game to be removed, it takes more than the studio closing down. It usually means a contract running out, and not all parties are willing to renegotiate. This shouldn't be the case for a self published game that uses no 3rd party licenses though.
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Old news. Already discussed in the forums at length. The developer even joined the conversation and plainly stated that the game would continue to be available even if the company closed.

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/star_ruler_2_dev_shutting_down/post49
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apehater: source
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yyahoo: Old news. Already discussed in the forums at length. The developer even joined the conversation and plainly stated that the game would continue to be available even if the company closed.

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/star_ruler_2_dev_shutting_down/post49
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apehater: source
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JMich: Since the steam discussion isn't opening for me, is this a case of a studio closing down due to not selling enough copies? If yes, assuming the rights to the game don't change hands, why would the game be removed from sale? Money will still go to the studio, though the studio will not be making new games.

For a game to be removed, it takes more than the studio closing down. It usually means a contract running out, and not all parties are willing to renegotiate. This shouldn't be the case for a self published game that uses no 3rd party licenses though.
i'd just assumed that such a contract would include something like: "if studio is closed, stop selling the title till further negotiation." i'd really like to know, who gets the money from further sales, if the studio is closed?
Post edited September 07, 2015 by apehater
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apehater: i'd just assumed that such a contract would include something like: "if studio is closed, stop selling the title till further negotiation." i'd really like to know, who gets the money from further sales, if the studio is closed?
The studio, or whoever keeps the studio's property. When a studio closes, that means it no longer produces games. It doesn't always mean that the studio is disbanded. And if it is disbanded, the property doesn't disappear into thin air. The buildings the studio owned still belong to someone, the copyrights the studio filed are still valid, the equipment the studio had is still someone's property and so on.
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apehater: i'd just assumed that such a contract would include something like: "if studio is closed, stop selling the title till further negotiation." i'd really like to know, who gets the money from further sales, if the studio is closed?
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JMich: The studio, or whoever keeps the studio's property. When a studio closes, that means it no longer produces games. It doesn't always mean that the studio is disbanded. And if it is disbanded, the property doesn't disappear into thin air. The buildings the studio owned still belong to someone, the copyrights the studio filed are still valid, the equipment the studio had is still someone's property and so on.
thanks