Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 7:46:10 PM. Posted by Souri
Kotaku, the first website to break the news on Ratbag's closure by Midway, are reporting some plans that Brisbane developers, Krome Studios, have to accomodate some of the 70+ employees left jobless after the whole Midway saga...
"I?ve just received word that Krome is starting up a small studio in Adelaide just for that purpose. Apparently, a lot of the developers from RB had homes or families and weren?t able to leave the city for jobs elsewhere."
Update: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:17:10 AM. Posted by Souri
Well, Kotaku must have some good sources, because it's no longer a rumour. Krome Studios are indeed looking at starting up a small office in Adelaide to house some of those ex-Ratbag employees who haven't found work yet. Adelaide's The Advertiser reports...
"The Brisbane company is expected to employ at least 20 games developers to work on its games for PlayStation 2, X-Box, GameCube and GameBoy Advance platforms.
A Krome spokeswoman said several games companies had visited SA the weekend after Ratbag's December 15 closure to hire talented games developers looking for work...
Krome Studios management is expected to be in Adelaide in February to look at premises and talk to potential staff.
State Information and Communication Technology Council chairman David Raffen said it would be good for SA to preserve the talent pool left over following Ratbag's demise."