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Drawn to Death developer Bartlet Jones shuts down

The studio had been struggling for a while, having laid off "the vast majority of its staff" back in January.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

February 28, 2018

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: Drawn to Death developer The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency has closed its doors. 

The studio, co-founded by God of War and Twisted Metal game director David Jaffe, had been struggling for a while, and laid off "the vast majority of its staff" back in January after one of its upcoming projects was canceled. 

Jaffe broke the news in a tweet, writing "sadly we are shutting down our Bartlet Jones offices," before offering to give away some of the studio's props and relics for free. 

Stylistic hand-drawn shooter Drawn to Death is the developer's only release to date, and was met with mixed reviews when it landed in April last year.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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