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Is anyone talking about this somewhere? May we have an update from OOO please?

Sega announces they're shutting down OOO?
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[In the initial article] is just mentions "saying goodbye" to the members as part of Sega.

So maybe OOO can continue running YPP as it's own company, since there's no mention of "shutting down". That seems like a phrase used by the spinoff article to pull attention.

Or, I hope.
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I sent in a petition cause I'm super good at utilizing things and got the following response, so maybe I'm participating in good old fashioned HWFO:
It's true that we did have some layoffs. However, the game is still up and running, as is Spiral Knights. I don't have much more to share at the moment, and we'll update players as soon as we're able. In the meantime, thanks for your understanding during this sad and difficult time.



I suspect since all the apostrophes were question marks this was a cut and paste PR response, so I dunno what that means.
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Hmm, so Sega then still owns rights to YPP, but OOO is gone from the equation? I'm wondering who "we" is in that answer, OOO or Sega?

"Sad and difficult time" truly.

[I was all geared up with some hot tea and some rare free time to do some portrait background brainstorming, but I noticed the tea was in a YPP mug and my mouse on a YPP pad so I drew this instead because sad a good portrait background does not make. I guess I'll just sit here for a bit and wait for the, hopefully good, word.]

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:(

The real treasure has been the friends I've made along the way


Before I start crying on the outside, I think I'll wait for an official response about this. Maybe it's just an opportunity to take the game in a new direction?
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Before I start crying on the outside, I think I'll wait for an official response about this. Maybe it's just an opportunity to take the game in a new direction?


That's my stance too! Needs more information before the HWFO.

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WILD SPECULATION GO:

On Ice they did this so maaaaybe Sega is giving OOO back to OOO so they can go back to actually promoting YPP and get us some new players so we can all feed our addictions for the next decade?

Linky idea and wild speculation brought to you by my personal private investigator, who is an expert because she played every one of the Nancy Drew games growing up.
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http://www.develop-online.net/news/job-losses-strike-three-rings-design-as-part-of-sega-mobile-layoffs/0217523
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What the hell, Faulky, can't you just plug into the mainframe and tell us what's going on in the emails? I am very disappointed in your cyborg booty, right now.
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Just to quote the original source:
http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/04/sega-confirms-layoffs-in-western-mobile-division-to-focus-on-it-famous-characters/
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I'm dumbfounded. Gobsmacked. Flabbergasted. The works.

I hope this doesn't mean the game is sentenced to abandonware.
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http://www.develop-online.net/news/job-losses-strike-three-rings-design-as-part-of-sega-mobile-layoffs/0217523
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Figures Faulkston would be the one to deliver this news.

Ah well. Surprised it lasted this long.
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It will be down to what did SEGA actually own, was it just the rights to the games, or the bulk shares in the company also.

All players can do is wait until they make an announcement going forward, but it would also be good of us to keep in mind that the people at OOO have basically just been told they're being made redundant and we're talking about peoples livelihoods here.
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This is a very sad announcement indeed.
For the players but mainly for the employees.
I wish them all strength and for now.. fingers crossed!
Wouldn't want to miss this one of a kind game.
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So maybe OOO can continue running YPP as it's own company, since there's no mention of "shutting down". That seems like a phrase used by the spinoff article to pull attention.

Or, I hope.

Indeed, it is possible that there will be very few changes to YPP, with the major impact coming on all the other games that OOO has (or is) developing. Bang Howdy, for example, may well be toast now.

It could also mean that major new changes to YPP may be cut off, for example,three years ago, OOO put a huge amount of effort into supporting tablets. Sadly, that tablet support did not turn out well. I suspect that Sega won't allow such a massive project for YPP again. :-<

However, YPP by itself probably still turns a profit so shutting it down would be foolish.
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appearance bang howdy is dead enough that OOO open sourced it

https://github.com/greyhavens/bang-game
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http://www.develop-online.net/news/job-losses-strike-three-rings-design-as-part-of-sega-mobile-layoffs/0217523
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I'd just like to stress that this article- and the one Erfan posted, are spinoffs of the original I linked to in my post. There's no new information than what's in the original article, which mentions no "closing" of anything, just "goodbye" from the Sega family.

So any phrasing used in those articles might just be sensationalist appeal until we actually hear from OOO.
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Ahoy, mates! We don't currently have news to share other than what you've already seen in this thread. When there's more, we'll absolutely let you know. In the meantime, as you can see, Puzzle Pirates is running as usual.

Sorry I can't be more informative right away. I know waiting is rough, and I really appreciate the lack of HWFO and wild speculation you've shown here. Rum for everyone. <3
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Ahoy, mates! We don't currently have news to share other than what you've already seen in this thread. When there's more, we'll absolutely let you know. In the meantime, as you can see, Puzzle Pirates is running as usual.
Thanks for at least letting us know you've heard.

I assume that OOO will post an official announcement later regarding Sega's post, and OOO's future plans. Is this correct?
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Sorry I can't be more informative right away. I know waiting is rough, and I really appreciate the lack of HWFO and wild speculation you've shown here. RumWhite monkeys for everyone. <3

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Ahoy, mates! We don't currently have news to share other than what you've already seen in this thread. When there's more, we'll absolutely let you know. In the meantime, as you can see, Puzzle Pirates is running as usual.

Sorry I can't be more informative right away. I know waiting is rough, and I really appreciate the lack of HWFO and wild speculation you've shown here. Rum for everyone. <3

We appreciate the response. Hopefully, Sega is merely selling off the company to someone who might take better care of it.
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I think that's a little premature before we actually know what's going on.
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I think that's a little premature before we actually know what's going on.

Besides, if anyone's gonna save OOO let's get Lizthegrey on the phone.
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I think that's a little premature before we actually know what's going on.

Besides, if anyone's gonna save OOO let's get Lizthegrey on the phone.


Lizthegrey would get it fixed and Castor would have calmed the masses in the ensuing panic the oceans are experiencing now.
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I think that's a little premature before we actually know what's going on.

Besides, if anyone's gonna save OOO let's get Lizthegrey on the phone.


Lizthegrey would get it fixed and Castor would have calmed the masses in the ensuing panic the oceans are experiencing now.

And get rid of the botters. This plan is looking better and better.
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Something will more likely be announced sooner rather then later so it doesn't effect dub and subscription purchases to much.
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