United Front Games reportedly closed, Smash+Grab no longer available

Sleeping Dogs studio may have closed.

Update: A producer at United Front Games has seemingly confirmed on Twitter that the studio is closing.

Original story:

United Front Games, the Canadian studio responsible for Sleeping Dogs, Triad Wars and the recent Smash+Grab, has reportedly closed. The rumour's origin is NeoGAF, where a moderator of the forum broke the news. While no official announcement has been made by the studio, its latest game Smash+Grab is no longer purchasable on Steam, though the page is still there.

That last point is telling: since Smash+Grab is an Early Access title, it makes sense for a newly shuttered studio to no longer want to sell it. It also points to a rather unexpected closure, because the game only hit Steam this month, and was available for free last weekend. We wrote earlier this month that Smash+Grab "has a whole lot of potential crammed into its loot bag".

In any case, it's still a rumour: I'll keep this page updated as I learn more.


Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.
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