Blacklight Developer Zombie Studios is No more

After two decades in business, Zombie Studios closes its doors. New studio Builder Box to carry the torch

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Developer Zombie Studios, creator of the popular F2P shooter Blacklight, along with last year’s ATLUS-published frightfest Daylight (you can read our review here)  is the latest studio to close up shop. However, rather than becoming another victim of an industry where studios are rapidly imploding due to bungled releases or heavy losses, the studio is simply closing due to the company’s owners retiring from the industy. Much of Zombie’s staff will be transitioning to the newly created studio Builder Box, where they will continue work on and maintain Blacklight alongside the China-based online game developer Perfect World.

“We have published our own and been a part of over thirty titles, worked on ever major console, partnered with nearly every publisher, and even did a bit of work for the US Army. Now it is time for us to part ways and close our doors.” The company announced in a parting letter on their official website.

While it’s always sad to see another studio shuttered, it’s good to know that after two decades in the business Zombie Studios is one of the few studios to voluntarily step out of the game and on to greener pastures.




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