Last year, Silicon Knights was awarded a grant
by the Canadian government, in part to self-publish games, and to hire 80 employees. But it turns out the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade never handed over the funds -- a promised sum of $3 million Canadian.
"There hasn't been any funding. There were announcements and no money received," Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack told GI.biz
. "That's one of the strangest things. So, at one point, there was a loan that we got. That's it." Dyack said he's following up on the money, but to no avail so far.
It could be an alarming issue for Silicon Knights, considering the state of affairs at the Ontario-based studio. Late last year the developer had to let 45 go
, and it remains embroiled in a long-running legal dispute with Epic
over the use of Unreal Engine 3 during the development of Too Human