A mobile game developer has revealed that it will cease operations and will shut down its app store within two months, as it struggles to keep up with the demand for mobile games.
In a statement posted to its website on Tuesday, Zemper Interactive said that it had “a very challenging situation” and that it was “making difficult decisions with respect to our future”.
It also announced that it would be shutting all of its online game portals, which are used to sell games for iOS and Android, and that users will have to purchase new titles for each game they play.
“We want to thank our loyal and loyal fans for their support over the years, and our team will be completely shutdown by the end of April,” it said.
The company had previously said that the shutdown would affect some “certainly” popular games, including The Sims and Minecraft.
The statement was accompanied by a link to a Facebook page which said the company was “closely monitoring” demand for its games and was “committed to providing our players with quality games at a reasonable price”.
It said that many of its games had been downloaded more than 500,000 times and that its “many, many fans” were “very excited to get back to work”.
Zempirit has been a pioneer in mobile gaming, with a number of games including the original Minecraft and the hugely popular Sims series, which was released in 2011.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz in October, Zepirit CEO and co-founder David Brash said he had been trying to figure out a way to keep its business going after he started developing the original game.
“I’m a big believer in the mobile platform,” he said.
We need to get on a bigger platform and expand.” “
But right now, we’re not able to keep it going as a standalone business.
We need to get on a bigger platform and expand.”
However, Zebopierz’s statement was not enough for Brash.
“If they’re going to shut it down, I don’t see why they shouldn’t shut it,” he told Business Insider.
“The fact that it’s being shut down by their customers means that they’re really hurting their customers.”
It was not immediately clear if Zempie Interactive had received a formal notice of termination.