Sensory Sweep in trouble?

Sensory Sweep in trouble?

By Ed Fear

January 26th 2009 at 9:23AM

Court ruling suggests 200 employees unpaid at Utah studio

Utah-based developer Sensory Sweep looks to be in financial trouble, according to court documents obtained by Kotaku.

The US Department of Labor has filed an injunction against the studio, in which it claims that nearly 200 employees have been unpaid for over 100 days, to the tune of over $2 million.

As part of the injunction, Sensory Sweep has been prevented from shipping out finished goods associated with the workers - including Ubisoft's My English Coach, Atari's Tales of Desperaux and TNA Impact/Wrestling for Midway - although some of the products listed have already been shipped.

Several employees of Sensory Sweep have launched a website counting the number of days since they have been paid - 113 at the time of going to press - and also mentions that it has been '347 days since Sensory Sweep stole our 401k money.'

"Sensory Sweep demanded a lot from us," reads the website. "We put our lives on hold for them. We worked shifts than ran long into the night, and then into the following morning. We sacrificed relationships for them. Marriages and families suffered because of them. They wanted the impossible from us, and that is exactly what we delivered. In return, they fed us lies and deception."