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InstantAction Closing Doors, Future of Torque for Indie Games Undetermined

Breaking News:
It’s definitely a sad day for independent developers around the world. InstantAction, formerly Garage Games, announced earlier today that it will be closing it’s doors. Eric Preisz posted on the torquepowered.com blog stating:

“Today, InstantAction informed employees that it will be winding down operations. While we are shutting down the InstantAction.com website and Instant Jam game, Torquepowered.com will continue to operate while InstantAction explores opportunities with potential buyers for Torque. We thank all of our past and current customers for their support.”

Though it looks like they will be looking for a buyer for Torque to perhaps continuing the legacy that the former technology leader played in Indie games development, it’s too early to tell what the future holds. For the moment torquepowered.com, instantaction.com, and operations will continue while they begin the process of finding a buyer and shut things down.

Torque was used in published game titles such as Tribes 2, the Penny Arcade Adventures series, and upcoming Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.

What does this mean for Zensoft Studios? As some may know we currently offer our Overlord Project Management system for game developers through their online store. We will continue to exclusively distribute the product through torquepowered.com until their operations change. After such time Overlord will continue to be available and supported regardless of where it is distributed. We will be sending more updates as we have them.

Until then, don’t give up hope. Keep Indie Games alive, and hold a place in your heart for a true leader on our industry!

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