So is indy dead yet?

Fallen Earth lays off a lot of staff.

So it looks like Icarus has drastically reduced its workforce. Originally people were skeptical it was that deep, but with the follow-up posting listing 28 people are left, and a commenter mentioning the remaining employees would be doing the work of 3 or 4 people, well…

FE was the darling of a lot of people, and it’s going to get really interesting if this is the herald of things to come. Hard to see how a game could continue to expand and grow with so little people.


3 Responses to So is indy dead yet?

  1. Tesh says:


    I don’t care much for FE, m’self, but that’s a sucker punch. It will be interesting to see where things go from here.

  2. Dblade says:

    Sorry for the low blow, but we have had so much heralding of indie MMOs recently that a little deflating is in order.

  3. Tesh says:


    Sorry, I’m not accusing you of a low blow, should have been clearer; you’re absolutely right. That’s a heavy hit to the FE crew and a bit of a punch to the industry. There are some very real questions about whether indie MMOs can get traction, and case studies like this are great data. Not good news, but great data in the quest to try to make things better.

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