So, Macguffin Games is going out of business.
Although we gave it a great try with Mustache Mercenaries, we weren’t able to turn things around fast enough to keep the company going. We knew that was a risk when we started, and I’m not unhappy at all with what we accomplished with the time we had. I’m thinking about doing some post mortem blog posts over the next couple weeks, and if I do, I’ll delve into some of what went right and wrong.
We’ll be leaving the Mustache Mercenaries servers up for now, but they’ll most likely come down in the next week or two. So play now!
In regards to the Kickstarter – thank you to everyone that contributed. In the end, even if we had hit our goal, that alone would not have been enough. In order to keep the company going, we needed a couple things to break our way on the business side. Sadly, they did not.
I started Macguffin Games because I love game development and although this company is going away, the people that brought it to life are not. We’re still here and will still be making games. On my part, I’m looking forward to having more time to devote to various game projects, as well as to the excellent Boston indie community. The experience of starting the company and of working on All Heroes Die and Mustache Mercenaries has been an amazing one; I have learned more in three years of doing this than I would have in 10 working at my old job. I wouldn’t trade this for anything.
So, to our friends, two things. One – thank you. You’ve all been fantastic, and we wouldn’t have accomplished what we did without you. Two – don’t be sad. There is more and better to come for all of us.
In the meantime, don’t worry about Macguffin Games. It was, after all, only a plot device.