TLDR Life: Alone in the Dark developer closes studio
Alone in the Dark developer closes studio
June 26, 2024
Pieces Interactive, who developed the reboot of Alone in the Dark, shuts down.

Pieces Interactive announced on their website that they will be closing their studio. They've added their logo with the years 2007-2024 and a tag Thanks for Playing With Us. Pieces Interactive was acquired by Embracer recently and the closure may have been caused by the softer-than-expected performance of the Alone in the Dark reboot.

The Alone in the Dark series is arguably the "progenitor" of contemporary third-person survival horror. The original Alone in the Dark in 1992 was a survival horror MS-DOS videogame that featured pre-rendered polygons and a fixed camera third-person view. These influenced Shinji Mikami on how to design Resident Evil, especially the fixed camera. The Alone in the Dark reboot / remake was released this March 20, 2024 for the current-gen Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The game received mixed reviews which is a rating that's shared among contemporary Alone in the Dark games.