Several weeks after another Brash Entertainment co-founder bolted
and CEO Mitch Davis admitted
his company had been "overly ambitious" in its first year, the publisher of really bad
movie-based games has laid out a new "strategic cost reduction plan." Uh-oh, that sounds like ... you've got it: Layoffs. The company will axe 20 members of its staff and do away with several positions in the short term, reports GameDaily
. The good news? Six Flags Fun Park
for Wii and SAW
are still on! Phew.
Read Brash's official statement after the break.Update: Variety
reports Brash has also stopped paying its developers and is attempting to "return" or sell off many of its licensed properties. Currently in limbo: Tale of Desperaux, Prison Break, Night at the Museum 2, Clash of the Titans, 300,
and an announced Superman
game (allegedly to be developed by Factor 5
"Citing the current tough economic landscape, Brash Entertainment has confirmed the company has instituted a strategic cost reduction plan that will see the elimination of over 20 positions across multiple departments. Affected by this move will also be the closing of some open positions that the company had planned to fill this fiscal year. Employees affected by this action will receive severance and extended benefits. Brash Entertainment will continue to strategically work on its business including the upcoming release of Six Flags Fun Park
for the Wii scheduled for this December, and a video game based on the SAW
movie franchise for release in 2009."