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Nihilistic Software To Reboot As nStigate Games

Awful name.

Resistance: Burning Skies developer Nihilistic are to reboot their own company, moving away from boxed products and focusing on digital downloads and mobile games.

The company say no staff will be laid off but “over the next couple months we’ll get leaner as some of our talent finds new homes, and emerge as a smaller and more focused company.”

Nihilistic will “fade into the sunset” and nStigate Games will begin its own story, according to the blog post. nStigate should also be given a good slap for having such a terrible name, in my opinion. Still, it’s nice to see a company restructuring without layoffs and without leaving debts.

Nihilistic’s last game will be Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita which will be released on November 13.

Source: Nihilistic 

  1. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    SEGA (mostly), Lightbox, now Nihilistic. Mobile’s the future.

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 11:58.
    • skibadee
      Since: Oct 2009

      for company that fail at retail maybe.

      Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 12:48.
    • KeRaSh
      Since: Nov 2009

      That’s why Facebook’s top development studio is making more money than they thought they would? Oh wait. They aren’t.


      Bottom line is, if you games suck (or lack marketing in War-/Starhawk’s case) you are going to have a hard time, no matter what platform you are on. Mobile games are very popular right now, as was the Wii a few years ago. The market is changing and in the gaming sector faster than ever. The mobile market will change, too. Zygna’s business is slowing down. User numbers are rising but less people are willing to actually spend cash on their games. It would be stupid to write off one market and claim another as the sole solution.

      Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:22.
      • KeRaSh
        Since: Nov 2009


        Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:23.
    • aasin Menut
      Since: Oct 2012

      It is an independent console game developer located in Marin County, California. … retail boxed game development, and re-forming as Stigate Games. modded xbox 360 controller

      Comment posted on 23/10/2012 at 06:45.
  2. Taylor Made
    Since: Oct 2011

    Best news today lol

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 12:01.
  3. teflon
    Community Team
    Since: May 2009

    Can’t help but feel that this holds similarities to when HDNL rebranded as Yodel…

    I don’t doubt that these guys could make great games, but Resistance BS was pretty rubbish, and CoD:BOD doesn’t look like it’s going to be much better…

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 12:03.
    • mugsybalone
      Since: Aug 2008

      So it’s a case of Nihilistic wanting to avoid a reputation for making sub-par games, by saying “that wasn’t us, that was the last guys, our stuff’ll be great”?

      Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:14.
    • TheDeathAvenger
      Since: Forever

      Do you think Nihilistic were giving people a hint as to what the game (Resistance: BS) was going to be like? ;)

      Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:16.
  4. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Terrible company name, tc. With you on that one. Although, hats off to them for going with (what sounds like) voluntary redundancies over the coming weeks and months as oppose to kicking people out of the door willy-nilly.

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:30.
  5. XisTG
    Since: May 2010

    Maybe they should sell Resistance for 0.99$ :p

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:38.
  6. jimmy-google
    Since: Feb 2009

    There are too many free games out there, and free to play games. You can actually legally avoid paying for enough games that you will probably never have to spend any money. I’ve got more Android games than I can play and I’ve never had to pay a penny, and as a result I’m never going to pay for an Android game. No paid for game will appear value for money.

    The money is still really in console games but there is a lack of innovation (games like the Unfinished Swan and in the minority by far) and too many games flooding certain markets (if only someone could flood the vita’s a bit).

    Everyone thinks they can make money in games but in reality far less can now. You either have to be very small with a tiny budget or massive with huge resource to stand a chance of making money. When you’re small and making mobile games there is far less risk.

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 13:54.
  7. RocketSOL
    Since: Oct 2008

    It certainly is a poor name for the company.

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 15:21.
  8. retro_
    Since: Jul 2009

    Same shit, different name

    Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 16:53.
    • uncharted86
      Since: Jan 2012

      And until now, same name, different shit :D

      Comment posted on 18/10/2012 at 21:12.