Sinister Design gets out of the RPG business (not actually)

Sinister Design, creator of the tactical RPG / wRPG hybrid Telepath RPG: Servants of God, just sent me an email letting me know that they’re getting out of the RPG business due to disappointing sales.

Moving forward, I’m going to have to make some hard decisions about the kind of games I make if I want this business to succeed. I’ve been thinking things over, and I have some bad news: Telepath RPG has to go. I mean the whole series. I’m moving on as of today. It’s like Brad Wardell of Stardock said: when you release a game that does poorly, it’s simply a poor business decision to burden the next game with the baggage of its predecessor.

It’s always sad to see an indie developer crumble like this, particularly so one that took the kind of creative risks involved in a game like Telepath RPG: Servants of God. Here’s hoping they find a way to come back to RPGs someday.

UPDATE: This was an April Fools’ Day joke, folks. Sorry if I depressed any of you!

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  • ratking says:

    Sounds a little bit like a April Fools joke … We’ll see tomorrow, I guess. 😛

  • Of course it’s a joke. Craig Stern === Sinister Design.

  • Barry Brenesal says:

    Terrible things happen to people who fool others in this fashion. I don’t want to engage in rumormongering, but there are tales of whole cities of irate people armed with pitchforks, tar, and feathers following April Foolers until the latter are reduced to avian tarmack. Just saying.


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