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Two Tribes Announces Its Closure, Will Reboot With Smaller Team

Two Tribes has announced its closure in the wake of poor sales from its recently released titles. In a blog post on the official website, the Toki Tori developer regretfully announced the departure of their game development and design staff and said that, although they were proud of their achievements as an indie developer, Toki Tori 2’s delay and its lack of sales led to the company’s downfall.

The indie company’s founders Martijn Reuvers and Collin van Ginkel will remain to handle parent company Two Tribes Publishing, which will continue to publish all previous games such as Toki Tori, Edge, and Rush, as well as any future games. Both Reuvers and Ginkel will reboot game development under a new daughter company with a smaller team, focusing on readily available technology.

“We’ve got a ton of hindsight to work with and we’re going to be applying the lessons we learned to the new Two Tribes. Behind the scenes things will change quite a bit. We’ve decided to move away from creating custom technology and focus on what’s readily available. As a result we’ll be working with a much smaller team on our next game, a 2D side scrolling shooter, which will be re-using the existing Toki Tori 2+ engine.

“Our focus will be on the design of our games, which we plan on making more of in less time than before.”

15 thoughts on “Two Tribes Announces Its Closure, Will Reboot With Smaller Team”

  1. this screams we will be making games for other systems besides wiiu sad to say but thats how i percieve the statement.

  2. Aww. Well I bought Toki Tori 2 so I did my part!!! Sad to see a talented indie team go… for now. They have to work harder than the bigguns.

  3. Not to be rude but I was assuming everyone knew this game was going to be one of those games that just gets a few hundred downloads in the eShop and that’s it. I don’t know what the sales were or if this was even a retail game, but when I first seen this game that is what I thought of and I never bothered with any information about the game. I’m surprised that people put serious work in this game.

  4. hi diddly ho neighborinos my frond ben saunders cant bee here at the moment cause he is busy letting his mom play with his joystick. I will always cherish the weekends when ben would invite me over to play toki tori 2 with his mother and him. toki tori 2 is a great game that was made for great people to play.

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