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Mr. Teatime
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[Company -> Update] - More info on Company: Troika Games

NMA are reporting a thread at Mapcore where David Marsh, a level designer at Troika, says:
Everyone got layed off because activision pulled the funding. ... I think the answer is for everyone to send me money so I can retire. In all seriousness, you don't have to worry about me, I'm a big boy and can take care of myself
So, who knows. I know the company has always had trouble with publishers, let's hope that it doesn't result in the Troika's death.

EDIT by King of Creation:
  Kharn let us know in this forum post that David Marsh wanted to clear some things up about the wording of the previous quote.
While I appreciate your enthusiasm about this, if you look at the thread in question you will see that I do not state anywhere that "Everyone got layed off because activision pulled the funding." In fact that exact phrase was posted by the original poster of the thread, not me. I just want to clear that up becuase I do not want people assuming things based on something that I was falsely quoted as stating. The rest of the quotes are indeed my public comments, and you have every right to post them.
But, as Kharn said, he doesn't deny it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Motherfucking Activision.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

why did they pull funding?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

FUCK EA!
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Brother None
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Word to the wise, guys, Marsh is a bit nervous about the wording. What he said on NMA:

marshmonkey wrote:
While I appreciate your enthusiasm about this, if you look at the thread in question you will see that I do not state anywhere that "Everyone got layed off because activision pulled the funding."

In fact that exact phrase was posted by the original poster of the thread, not me. I just want to clear that up becuase I do not want people assuming things based on something that I was falsely quoted as stating. The rest of the quotes are indeed my public comments, and you have every right to post them.


The starter of the thread said it (I think, uhm...), but Marsh never did, nor did he deny it, though. Nor has he denied it now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Bummer!! Hope its not true.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

With the edit that is included, perhaps we can still bear some hope that they may live through this?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

How does activision pull funding when Vampire was already released? If they pulled funding during development why did Troika finish the game? Maybe they were working on another game for Activision, since they were supposedly going to spot them the money for the Fallout license.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, it's happened before. Reflexive finished Lionheart even though Interplay wasn't paying them towards the end. Assuming it's true--and note that Marshmonkey made it clear that he never said Activision pulled the funding--it could be that Troika felt it'd be right to finish the game anyways.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

No more free rides for Troika.

If you haven't yet purchased Vampire: Bloodlines, this should dissuade you from buying it. With Troika's demise I doubt there will be any future patches (especially the much-needed performance improvements and further bug fixes) for the title.

Even if Troika isn't 'dead' the entire Bloodlines team got laid off. Good luck finding a new patch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

K we will all take the Flip Floppers word icon_confused2
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