Game publisher Versus Evil shuts down after 10 years

Versus Evil

American publisher Versus Evil has announced they’re shutting down after a decade of releasing indie and AA games.

“Today is a sad day. After 10 wonderful years, Versus Evil is shutting its doors,” the company said in a statement. “We’ve loved bringing you the best indie games we could find & sharing so many happy memories with you all, our amazing community! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for everything!”

Versus Evil started back in 2013 and published Stoic Studio’s The Banner Saga, which went on to become a popular indie hit. They continued publishing games every year and got acquired by tinyBuild in 2021. Their most recent release was the horror game Stray Souls.

Reports that Versus Evil was shut down right before the Christmas holiday surfaced earlier this morning by now-ex staff like production head Lance James and others, suggesting news of the closure came literally right before the holiday.

James followed up with another clarification on the closure of the studio saying “this wans’t a Versus Evil decision or choice,” also suggesting this was done by parent company tinyBuild.


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