After a number of setbacks at the Scotland-based independent developer, Denki (Denki Blocks
) will finally release its strategy/word game Quarrel
to Xbox Live Arcade on January 25.
The studio initially announced Quarrel
in May 2009 as a "mixture of board game strategy and Scrabble-esque wordplay," intended to release for XBLA some time in 2010. Denki struggled to find a publisher for the multiplayer title, though, and sat on a completed version of it for more than a year
During that time, Denki was forced to lay off an undisclosed number of employees as part of a "major restructuring."
The company eventually found a publishing partner in UTV Ignition Games, which also released Quarrel
's Scottish BAFTA award-winning iOS edition in August 2011.