On Deck, headed up by Deer Hunter
creator Robert Westmoreland, had been positioned as a sort of minor league affiliate of the Gathering label – providing licenses and technology to new development teams to create games sold at lower price points. According to reports on Gamespot
, the company is putting the closure down to the departure of Westmoreland as CEO. All current On Deck projects, including the highly anticipated Serious Sam
, will be published instead under the Gathering of Developers label.