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Sad news out of the Dynamighty studio 31 Jul, 2019 / 6 comments

A post today on game developer Dynamighty's facebook page confirmed the studio, who had a well received release in Counterspy, has closed down. And as a double blow, one of the founding members passed away.

It may come as no surprise, but Dynamighty ceased operations sometime back in 2017.

An all too common story of small game studios but regretfully, after the release of CounterSpy, we were unable to secure a follow up project. We made a small mobile game, Fingers of Fury, as our team members slowly dispersed to other opportunities...

The end was painful. We didn’t want to say goodbye, which is why we were remiss in posting here. But it’s been a couple of years and recent events brought us back together and reminded us of how amazing this journey was and how thankful we were that we got to make this game CounterSpy. That we got to work together as an amazing team, making lifetime friends, and that millions of people like you reading this, played our game. We thank you all.

It is with sadness then, that I reveal the second part of this post, which is the event that brought us Dynamightys back together.

Back in 2014, 2 ex LucasArts folk met with a guy who decided to team up with them and invest his time, passion and energy into starting a company. That man was Mark Erman.

Mark passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. In life, Mark was one of the kindest, most warm hearted people you could know. He was a key part of The Dynamighty team throughout its own too short life. He ran the studio so we could make the game.


Condolences to Mark's family, friends and colleagues. You can read the full post here

If Counterspy passed you by, here's a taste of what you've missed.
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    Kolzig on 06 Aug, 2019, 02:27…
    Counterspy was some years ago in PS+ with crossbuy enabled. I still haven't finished, but should return to it either on Vita or PS3. It was a really cool looking game.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 04 Aug, 2019, 11:35…
    Apparently the art style was put together by one of the artists from the Incredibles (and other Pixar classics). No wonder it looks gorgeous

    Rum_Rogers

    I remember this game struck me as a must try, I love stealth games and was waiting for a PC version that never came.
    Sad story about the whole studio, though.



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    Rum_Rogers on 01 Aug, 2019, 09:50…
    I remember this game struck me as a must try, I love stealth games and was waiting for a PC version that never came.
    Sad story about the whole studio, though.
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    jp-30 on 31 Jul, 2019, 20:40…

    ThunderPeel2001

    This is ALL news to me. Presumably CounterSpy is something any PS4 (or PS3) owner can pick up right now?


    Yes, it's been out a for 5 years now, and was also released on mobile platforms. They also made a 2nd game (mobile only) Fingers of Fury

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoAXKqEpV2o
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 31 Jul, 2019, 20:18…
    This is ALL news to me. Presumably CounterSpy is something any PS4 (or PS3) owner can pick up right now?
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    Kroms on 31 Jul, 2019, 08:33…
    47 is way too young. Condolences to Mark's loved ones.

    "CounterSpy" looks gorgeous.

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