bitComposer Files For Insolvency

German game publisher bitComposer, who recently put out Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, has filed for insolvency. Reported by German-speaking site Gamers Global, it would seem that bitComposer hasn’t been able to keep itself afloat and is unable to meet its financial obligations.

This is of interest to CRPG’ers who were recently shocked to see Chaos Chronicles return to steam’s listings this fall, since it may not even materialize if bitComposer goes under.

bitComposer owns the rights to several key franchises, such as Jagged Alliance and the as-of-yet-used rights to a future video game adaption of Strugatsky’s Roadside Picnic. Which is to say that perhaps one or more of their IPs may get sold to help them balance their budget.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. JackDandy
    December 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Serves ’em right.

    I’ll never forgive them for what happened to Chaos Chronicles

  2. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    December 8, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I can’t blame you there. It’ll always bug me too.

  3. Evropi
    December 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Don’t know about that game but Expeditions: Conquistador is proper sick and they published that. So maybe they weren’t failures all around ^^

  4. Fenrir007
    December 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This is karma catching up for the butchering they promoted on Jagged Alliance.

  5. Thanatos2k
    December 9, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Bad publisher doesn’t make money. More at 11.

  6. JackDandy
    December 10, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I fuckin’ loved ExConq (Dogma best theme)- but Shitcomposer hardly had anything to do with it.
    The devs, Logic Artists, were funded with KS- they only partnered with BC so thyey can bypass Steam’s retarded Greenlight system.