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Whatever happened to 8lb Gorilla?

05-29-2011, 10:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 985
Whatever happened to 8lb Gorilla?

Do you guys remember this little studio, fathered by EA?


They put out ONE game (that was fun, kinda) and... that was it. They haven't done anything since. Their twitter account has been abandoned since August 2009. Googling the name of studio yields nothing but mid 2009 articles announcing its creation.

What happened? I'm guessing the game didn't really sell a whole lot and EA realized it didn't really need a casual-oriented studio.

It's just weird to see the studio show up and disappear without a trace.
05-29-2011, 10:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,030
I seem to recall another thread on here and we concluded just as you did. The game did not sell that well and there was little incentive to put out more. Wasn't their plan to put out a new game a month?
05-30-2011, 12:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,074
It's in the room. People just tend to ignore it though. It's kinda off in the corner, with the pink elephant.