It’s A Sad Say For The Smiling Gator

It’s sad news whenever any games company goes out of business but it’s even worse when it happens around the beginning of a brand new year. This time it is the turn of Florida-based games developer Smiling Gator Productions which has begun the New Year by ceasing all operations, having failed to secure additional funding to continue developing their new title. A statement from the company was posted on the official website for SGP’s first project, which was an MMORPG titled Twighlight War.

The statement read “It’s not a Happy New Year here at Smiling Gator Productions. Unfortunately, the end of 2005 is also the end of SGP. Our committed funds have run dry and we were not successful in the hunt for additional investment. The websites and email will be disabled in the coming days, so this is our last announcement before we shut down for good. Thanks again to our fantastic forums community for all the support and contributions.”

It is unknown at this stage whether the Twighlight War project can be rescued but the SGP’s forum is now full dedicated community members are currently investigating possible options in an effort to rescue the highly anticipated title. It would appear Smiling Gator had made numerous unsuccessful attempts to secure funding and continue development, making any continuation of the title unlikely.