Pour one out today for Shiny
, which will soon be merged with another dev team, The Collective
. Gamasutra's reporting that the developer collective that controls the two teams, Foundation 9
, will be fusing them into one as-of-now-unnamed entity. ... May we suggest Shillective?
Spearheaded by Dave Perry
, Shiny was once a bastion of creativity in the industry, with titles like MDK
, Earthworm Jim
and Wild 9
. The Collective is no slouch themselves, currently helming Silent Hill V
, making them the first American company to develop a game in that series. While Shiny has lost some of its luster in recent years, and this new developer's going to be packing a lot of talent, it's hard for us not to be a little sad at the prospect of the house that Jim built finally being dismantled.