Lovecraftian horror video game The Sinking Town, which to begin with debuted just more than a 12 months ago, has long gone missing. It is no for a longer period readily available to buy on Steam, nor on the Epic Video games Retail store, Xbox One particular, or PlayStation 4. In a assertion released nowadays, the game’s developer, Frogwares, introduced an open up letter detailing why.
“The reason is a bit difficult, but at the same time, pretty straightforward,” reads the assertion. “Short model: We were being forced to terminate the deal with our licensee for numerous breaches of our agreement. We urge you to study this open up letter to our admirers, journalists and people of the market, to comprehend why this is occurring and how you can still get The Sinking Metropolis.”
The rest of the open letter is “part of courtroom proceedings,” detailing the authorized dispute concerning Frogwares and The Sinking Town’s publishers, Nacon (which a short while ago merged with Bigben Interactive). The statements towards Nacon consist of Nacon’s refusal to pay back royalties, with the full owed now “roughly 1 million euros,” as very well as misleading internet marketing, implying that Nacon was the game’s developer.
The activity, which puts the player in the sneakers of a non-public investigator exploring for clues as to the visions that plague him and the unrelenting flooding of the town of Oakmont, achieved with a lukewarm reception upon its launch. The game’s creating and globe-setting up were praised as highlights, although clunky controls and various technological concerns in the end brought it down.
The Sinking Metropolis is now only obtainable to acquire by means of the Nintendo Change eShop, as very well as specifically from Frogwares’ website. Polygon has attained out to Nacon for remark.