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UK developer Ultimatum Games has shut down after four years. The news was shared on Twitter by founder and managing director Shahid Ahmad.

Chris Kerr

February 20, 2020

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UK developer Ultimatum Games has shut down after four years. The news was shared on Twitter by founder and managing director Shahid Ahmad.

Ahmad established the company after stepping down as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's head of strategic content back in 2015, where he spent a decade building up a reputation as one of the company's biggest indie advocates

Under his leadership Ultimatum worked as a support studio for notable companies including Sega, Creative Assembly, and Smilegate, and also helped create Virtue Reality, a mobile title designed to challenge Muslim stereotypes, in collaboration with charity Islamic Relief. 

"There will be no media obituary, just this sad, solitary tweet," he wrote. "We are shutting down Ultimatum Games. It lasted just over four years. We tried, we tried everything, but I wasn’t good enough, that’s what it boils down to."

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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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