Today, Gamigo announced the end of its brand new MOBA Skydome. This is because after months of development and testing, it was determined that not enough people were playing to justify a sustainable business model for the game.
Gamigo was a company that made changes to its website and pulled the plug on multiple games. They recently just shut down Skydome, which looked like it could be promising due to its blockchain-powered status.
The “moba meaning” is a new game that has just been abruptly sunsetted. Gamigo was the developer of this game, and they have just decided to stop development on it.
The fact that you’re asking what Skydome is was part of the issue. Skydome was a multiplayer 4v4 MOBA hybrid developed by Kinship Entertainment in Brazil, which Gamigo put into early access this summer as part of their 2021 pipeline. The starter pack cost $30, but we’re betting the majority of people went with the free-to-play alternative.
In any event, the game has gone from Steam and Glyph with no statement or warning from Gamigo on Twitter, Reddit, or the game’s forums. According to users on Discord, the firm issued an email to players yesterday informing them that the game will be sunsetting today and sending them to Steam and Gamigo support for refunds, depending on whether their payments were done on Steam or via Glyph. Players will reportedly have the choice of receiving a full refund or the equivalent of credits for one of the remaining Glyph games, which are currently down to three: Trove, RIFT, and Atlas Rogues.
It’s not totally surprising, given that the game’s all-time concurrent player high was just 226 on Steam, but we don’t have any firm data on how many people played through Glyph. Both Skydome and Atlas Rogues “did not fulfill expectations and will not be pursued further,” according to Gamigo’s parent company, MGI, in its Q3 2021 investor report, but we imagined they’d remain in maintenance mode rather than suddenly shuttered. Perhaps don’t expect much from Atlas Rogues in the foreseeable future.
Gamigo has already made news in the previous month after losing the ArcheAge license, announcing that it is working on an undisclosed demon-themed MMO, and promising future updates for RIFT.
As usual, our heartfelt condolences go out to the impacted personnel and players.
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