Reports claim the studio Airtight Games has shutdown less than a month after the debut of Murdered: Soul Suspect. The studio based in Redmond was founded by Jim Deal, Ed Fries and Matt Burnner in 2004. The first game they released was 2010’s Dark Void.
Murdered: Soul Suspect was only released a few week ago on PC and consoles. Its reception was met with not all too positive reviews and a consensus that the game was extremely mediocre. Earlier in the year the studio was forced to lay of 14 of its members. The former space used by the company as its office is now shuttered with a sign outside confirming its closure.
It may not be a big surprise considering its former creative director Kim Swift recently left the studio to join Amazon Game Studios.
Airtight Games was probably best known for their games Dark Void and Quantum Conundrum. Both those games and their latest Murdered: Soul Suspect offered unique mechanics and gameplay experiences to the player with all their games being very different from the last. Its clear the studio was one that liked to experiment and challenge themselves with different types of games never doing the same thing twice.
Airtight Games 2004 – 2014