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Wii Thor Developer Red Fly Confirms Layoffs

Austin, Texas-based Red Fly Studio, developer behind the recently released Wii version of Thor: God of Thunder, has confirmed that it has laid off around 30 staff members after "a large high-profile project" was canceled.
Austin, Texas-based Red Fly Studio has confirmed that it has laid off around 30 staff members after "a large high-profile project" was canceled. Speaking to news site GameSpot, Red Fly CEO Dan Borth explained, "Red Fly was in the unfortunate position of laying off around 30 people on Wednesday June 22." "The reduction of staff was a response to a large high-profile project that was, to our surprise, reevaluated and then canceled," he continued. The studio launched Sega's Thor: God of Thunder for Wii in May. He noted, "Red Fly has been an agile, passionate company from day one, and while this news was very difficult, we've made a concentrated effort to reinvest in ourselves and the way we want to make games." "Currently, we are all very excited about our new opportunities and working diligently to make them a reality." Red Fly is also known for its Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS game Mushroom Men, released at the end of 2008, as well as the Nintendo console versions of Ghostbusters: The Video Game and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.

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