Transformers Earth Wars Publisher Backflip Studios Closed Down By Hasbro
While it is unfortunate that the studio is closing and many people will have to find another job, this closure will not affect Transformers Earth Wars. Read on for more details.
After rumors and tweets by Backflip’s staff earlier this week, Space Ape reached out to let us know that Transformers Earth Wars would not be affected by the loss of its publisher.
Just in case you’ve seen some news about the Backflip studio closure, or have had your fans asking about it, we wanted to assure you and the fans that day to day operations of Transformers: Earth Wars won’t be affected.The game has been operated entirely by Space Ape for many years so the changes won’t have any impact on the game or its players. The GI Joe release will go ahead as planned and players will be able to enjoy the game for years to come
Backflip studios, founded in 2009, has published numerous games on the iOS and Android platforms, but is best known for Dragonvale and Earth Wars. In 2013, they sold a 70% share of their company to Hasbro.
Hasbro representative released the following statement concerning Backflip Studios:
“We have made the difficult business decision to close Backflip Studios. Despite working with the studio for the past few years, we’ve been unable to find a viable path forward. While we hoped for a different outcome, all employees will ultimately be departing the organization. Affected employees have been informed and will be eligible to receive severance packages. We are also exploring potential opportunities for impacted employees that may be a fit for open positions within our broader organization. Hasbro remains committed to digital gaming in other areas of our global business as well as part of our long-term strategy and we will continue to invest where we see opportunities for growth.”