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Report: Over 100 jobs lost as Roadhouse Interactive closes its doors

Update Canadian mobile studio Roadhouse Interactive, the developer working on Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, has reportedly closed its doors.

Chris Kerr

September 19, 2016

1 Min Read

Canadian mobile studio Roadhouse Interactive, the dev behind Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, has reportedly closed its doors. 

The news hasn't been confirmed by Roadhouse itself, but a Linkedin update from company founder and CEO, James Hursthouse, explains the 140-strong studio "closed in September 2016" -- the month of his departure. 

As pointed out by PocketGamer.biz, fellow Vancouver-based studio, A Thinking Ape, also posted a tweet from its offices, where it was hosting a "hiring party" for the Roadhouse team. 

Haig Sakouyan, head of product at local developer BlueBat Games, then praised A Thinking Ape for hosting the event following "the Roadhouse Interactive collapse."

We've reached out to Roadhouse for comment. 

Update: A representative from Nodding Frod Interactive, the publisher of Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast has reached out to clarify that Roadhouse Interactive's closure does not mean the game is cancelled, and that its live operations have been moved in-house to Nodding Frog HQ in the UK. 

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Chris Kerr

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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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