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Mimimi Games, the team behind this month's Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew and 2020's Desperados III, has shared the unfortunate news it will be closing down. This is because the dev's "future production costs are growing faster than potential revenues of our genre. The increased financial pressure and level of risk became unsustainable," it's explained in a blog post on the studio's website. Mimimi Games will now slowly wind down production and contact other studios to try and find work for its current employees.

The post continues: "As founders and directors, we found it increasingly difficult to strike a balance between fulfilling internal expectations for the studio and being available for our young families. Meeting our goals of quality, company culture and management requires a constant level of energy that we simply can’t provide anymore." To help with this transition, all employees are being paid a bonus.

As the team winds down, it'll continue to patch and produce new content for Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. A new update is being worked on right now and a "big content drop" is planned for later this year. All of the developer's games will continue to remain up for purchase on the PS Store.

Released less than two weeks ago, Shadow Gambit commands an impressive Metacritic rating of 85 and has been heralded as one of the best in its genre. In our PS5 review, we awarded the game an 8/10 and shared praise for its amusing cast and great combat.

Mimimi Games signs off: "We want to thank our community and fans for playing our games and engaging with us. Your joy and support were what fueled our passion! We want to thank our industry peers that helped us along all stages of this company, from founding it to self-publishing for the first time. Your mentoring was pivotal for our success!"