An anonymous user lets us know that Tsumea has been covering
the developing story of Perth-based game studio Interzone Games, which was recently shut down by its parent company, based on the US.
It's turning into quite the psychodrama, with staff owed heaps of backpay and over $1 million in debt to the ATO. One of the Interzone executives recently flew into Australia, and was caught by staff (on video!
) entering the office late at night, allegedly for the purpose of copying all the intellectual property of the studio (Interzone Futebal, a game still in development) with the (alleged) intent of taking it back to the USA to continue working on it - just days before the ATO closed in to liquidate their assets.
Definitely worth a read, and sad to hear about another Aussie game studio in trouble. The official site now redirects to this blog
which has more information and a bit more of a timeline of events.