This week, indie developer Splash Damage announced that they were ceasing all development and support on their game Dirty Bomb. The short version is that the company pushed a ton of resources into the game to make it as active and filled with content as they could, but it just didn’t catch on and failed to garner a wide audience. So the company is cutting their losses, refunding people on the next announced DLC, and putting some final touches on it before calling it a day. Here’s a snippet from the announcement.
After regaining publishing rights for DB nearly two years ago, we staffed up a load of developers and tried our best to deliver a Dirty Bomb experience that would be feature-rich with tons of new content, while maintaining its great gameplay feel & balance. Unfortunately, despite all the added time and resources, there were some challenges we couldn’t overcome, and we were not able to make DB the success that we hoped it could be. The bottom line is that we can’t financially justify continuing to work on the game we love.
Since we won’t be releasing any additional Mercenaries, we’re going to refund the All Merc Pack DLC to everyone who purchased it by January 31st, 2019 – the money you spent will go back in your Steam wallet and the unlocked Mercs will remain in your account. We know many of you love DB and still play it religiously, so we will keep servers up for you to enjoy, as long as there are a meaningful number of players using them in the supported regions.