There will be some more good people looking for work in the next couple of days.
Where's the government assistance? Well, I could name one MMOG that's been sucking down VC and government funding for almost ten years and still seems to be going nowhere... No amount of assistance will help you if the project won't sell. I can't find anything about a publisher, so I'm guessing Imaginary Numbers just ran out of money. I'm just googling along and could be mistaken, please let me knw if I've missed something.
MMOGs are a huge investment and a huge risk, if you don't get the critical mass of player interest the publishers won't touch it.
Has it been officially confirmed that Tactica Online has been canned? I ask because there is no news on the Imaginary Numbers website, or on the Tactica website. Also, people are still posting on the Tactica Online forums discussing gameplay and other issues...if fans are hanging around waiting on something that isn't going to be released, shouldn't somebody make an announcement thread telling them it's over?
one of these im guessing.
1) The game has finally gone gold and they are all kicking back and reaping the fruits of another great aussie release?
2) They project has been canned due to negative beta testing response, shrinking feature lists and evaporated budgets?
R.I.P. Tactica Online - so much potential, so little time.