United Front Games, the studio behind Modnation Racing, Sleeping Dogs, and LittleBigPlanet Karting seems to have closed it doors. Its most recent title, Smash+Grab is no longer available to buy via Steam’s early access and the closure has seemingly been confirmed by producer Jen Timms.
Update: we wrote that this was official, but are waiting for a statement, despite looking very likely.
Currently mourning the best job I've ever had, and the most wonderful team I've ever worked with.
The end of a great era.
— Jen Timms (@Scarlettjen) October 18, 2016
It’s yet another dismaying casualty within the video game industry and our thoughts go out to all those affected.
Although the Vancouver-based developer didn’t always hit their mark, UFG will be fondly remembered for one of the best open world games in recent times.