Funomena, the studio behind indie darling Wattam, may be closing its doors due to financial instability. This news comes shortly after it was revealed that Funomena co-founder Robin Hunicke has been accused of emotionally abusing staff at the studio.
People Make Games’ Chris Bratt, who covered the story on Funomena, was told by studio staff that this was the last week for the studio and that contractors had already been laid off last week. “I am absolutely disappointed to report that Funomena is set to close by the end of this month as all contractors were already laid off last Wednesday,” Bratt said of his Twitter account. He continued, “This announcement has surprised many employees who are now looking for another job as their last paycheck comes this Friday.”
A few hours later, Funomena cleared itself up Twitter account Speaking on the studio’s future, he said, “Funomena was in the process of closing an investment round just ahead of GDC and we’re still actively working on that. Last week we let everyone know that if we don’t complete the fundraiser successfully, we will have to close the studio.”
So far, there has been no known response from Funomena staff as to the veracity of the studio’s statement, but based on what has been said, the truth will be known sooner or later as to whether or not Funomena will see the light of day.
Funomena ended their statement by saying that developers looking for talent can email the studio [email protected]
https://www.gamepur.com/news/wattam-developer-funomena-may-shut-down-soon-due-to-financial-struggles Wattam developer Funomena could close soon due to financial problems