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Empire collapses, all staff made redundant

By on April 27, 2009

Empire Interactive has gone into administration, following abortive attempts by KPMG to find a buyer.

The company, owned by Silverstar, is best known for the Flatout series of games.

Added to the Job Loss Tracker.

UPDATE: GamaSutra reports a Silverstar spokesperson denying the report.

The Silverstar employee denied that the entirety of Empire’s staff would be laid off. "We might possibly lose some people," she added. "…It has changed by the hour … nothing is definite yet." She said the next couple of weeks will bring about more concrete details."

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com