The closure of United Front Games came about just a couple of days ago. They are now offering refunds to anyone who asks on Steam for their latest release SMASH+GRAB, regardless of hours played, through the Steam refund system.
You can, of course, keep the game if you would like, but the servers that support SMASH+GRAB will likely not stay up too much longer. However, SMASH+GRAB was removed from the Steam store the same day the announcement of United Front Games' closure, so it is no longer obtainable. The store page is still up, though all you can do is request a refund through it.
The reasons as to why United Front Games was closed, and that development for SMASH+GRAB is likely over, have yet to be revealed. The game was pulled in the midst of a Free Weekend on Steam as well. More questions as to what happened at United Front Games get raised when you consider the fact that the game is at "Mostly Positive" on Steam and our own Jordan Oloman enjoyed his time when he previewed it, and that the delisting and shutdown appeared to happen during their Steam Free Weekend, albeit near the end.
Over time the story behind what exactly is going on at United Front Games will hopefully be revealed, as well as the fate of SMASH+GRAB. Check back here at TechRaptor for any more news.
Quick TakeIt's not as though United Front Games made games of low quality, so the news is really puzzling to me. SMASH+GRAB has been getting some good buzz as well and seems as though it was going along quite happily. So, it definitely seems to me that the product was not the case at United Front Games. What's really going on will certainly be interesting to find out.
Unfortunately, I'd be leaning towards this being the end of SMASH+GRAB, considering they're offering refunds to everyone who asks.
Will you be seeking a refund? Would you like the development on SMASH+GRAB to continue? Have you played the game?