Dark Energy Digital devs 'unpaid for 3 months'

Dark Energy Digital devs 'unpaid for 3 months'
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

February 28th 2012 at 7:41PM

Reports claim Hydrophobia studio to enter administration

A report has surfaced claiming that eighteen developers working for Dark Energy Digital have gone unpaid for three months.

Earlier today, GameIndustry.biz claimed that workers had been notified the studio was going into administration, and informed of redundancies.

Now, a representative of eighteen workers who claim to have gone without pay for three months has contacted Eurogamer.

"I believe that if this information is publicly known then it will help all those that are owed money to make a timely claim with the administrator before it can be fast tracked using a prepack administration," said the anonymous representative.

The studio released the highly anticipated Hydrophobia last year to poor reviews and weak sales, and an unnamed source named this as the reason for DED's financial troubles.

"The failure of Hydrophobia is probably key to the financial troubles of the company," the source said.

"I believe the company has considerable debt and investors were put off by this debt."

The company, run by husband and wife duo Pete and Deborah Jones, was originally known as Blade interactive when it first began work on Hydrophobia, but it went bust in 2008.

The workers said that an unknown administrator has been appointed.