Chair Entertainment co-founder Donald Mustard has confirmed to Joystiq that the studio's Ender's Game
project has been put on indefinite hold. Announced in early 2008
, the downloadable game was to take place in the story's "Battle Room," a place where the protagonist partakes in simulation combat.
"We have and had an amazing design for the Ender's Game game
," Mustard assured, but "one of [parent company
] Epic's primary objectives is to create original and unique franchises. I don't know that Ender's Game
fits into that strategic objective anymore."
"So, probably not," Mustard said of the project's completion. "Not from us."
Still, Chair maintains a good relationship with Ender's Game
author Orson Scott Card, who wrote a novel
set in the developer's Shadow Complex
universe. "If anyone decides they want to make it," Mustard added, "I have some ideas I'd love to talk to them about."