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Wizard with a Gun dev Galvanic Games is closing down

The nine-year studio had potential projects lined up before its closure, but didn't have the time to sign with partners.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

June 14, 2024

1 Min Read
Screenshot from Wizard with a Gun
Image via Galvanic Games/Devolver Digital.

Galvanic Games founder Patrick Morgan has announced the studio will be shutting down.

On Twitter, Morgan explained that the sales of the studio's most recent project, Wizard with a Gun, weren't enough to keep it afloat. The developer had "encouraging conversations" at GDC and DICE recently, but its new projects take it doesn't have to make them.

"There's a certain bittersweetness to knowing that we accomplished all the things we set out to do when we founded Galvanic in 2015," he wrote. "However...I may never get over the irony of spending a decade building my ideal team, only for it to end after our most productive year."

After its founding, Galvanic emerged onto the scene with The Rust Belt. Tools and the pipeline from that title would then go to the fighting game Gurgamoth. From there, it made the Questmore browser game, plus Rapture Rejects and Some Distant Memory.
Regarding his coworkers, Morgan called them and their work "nothing short of extraordinary." He created a list of those who wanted to be seen by potential employers on LinkedIn, and encouraged anyone to hire them.

"Thank you for the support and memories," he concluded. "We're grateful for the journey and hope our paths cross again in the future."

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Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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