Boomerang X Developer Damn! has announced that the studio is closing its doors due to its inability to secure funding for its next game.
“Dammit, close the store. “Unfortunately, we were unable to find funding for our next game and are out of money,” the studio said in a statement on the desktop Notepad app. “We’re not ruling out the possibility of working together on a few little things in the future, but for now we’re all going our separate ways. Thank you for all the love you have shown us over the years and thank you for playing Boomerang X.”
– DAMNED! (@dangmakesgames) October 2, 2023
While the studio joked that it meant the closure announcement was rather frivolous by not creating a professional-looking studio with a logo, it assured that the news was no joke. The studio also mentioned that it was considering crowdfunding, but said the approach didn’t make sense in the given situation. Additionally, Boomerang X will not be removed from stores and will continue to be available for sale.
Many studios have closed this year due to restructuring, such as Saints Row developer Volition. However, Dang’s situation was not the result of mass layoffs. Studios like Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew developer Mimimi Games have voluntarily closed for various reasons, such as wanting to prioritize the well-being of developers.
Boomerang X was released on July 8, 2021 for PC and Nintendo Switch. In IGN’s review of Boomerang
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