It's always disappointing when a developer chooses to cease trading, and one of the latest casualties is UK studio The Code Monkeys, the team behind Manic Monkey Mayhem and the Triple Sports series on WiiWare.
The shareholders and directors took the decision to cease trading on the company's 23rd anniversary, although there has been no statement to explain the reasoning behind the decision.
Having made a name for itself converting arcade games in the 1980s, bringing games including Operation Wolf and Dragon's Lair to the Amstrad CPC, the team went onto create games based on popular licenses: The Simpsons Skateboarding and Crazy Frog Racer among them. In recent years the studio focused on download titles for WiiWare and mobile platforms, bringing Triple Shot Sports, Triple Running Sports and more to WiiWare owners in North America.
I hate when game studios shut down.
everytime i heard of these guys i remembered the show that used to be on g4
Poor Phil! What will he have to review now?!
At least there will be no more triple sports games.
@zranoll: same here, haha
Triple Bankruptcy Sports
I only ever owned one of their games, Centipede/Millipede on the Game Boy, which they developed for Accolade back in the mid-90s. It was an okay conversion, but nothing special.
Sad to see ppl lose their jobs. The games were largely poor, but still sad.
Wasn't there a show on G4 called Code Monkeys? If I remember correctly I didn't like that show.
@Chrono Yes, there was. I liked it until G4 was removed from my list of stations
@Chrono Cross: it was indeed fairly horrendous, but that's why i liked it, lol :3
I see everyone else was reminded of that G4 show when they read this. Glad I wasn't the only one.
Back on topic, poor guys. First hudson's bought out by Konami now these guys shut down. Hope no one else has to go any time soon.
wow,its like a 2012 for video games first hudson,now this.very sad.
What's worse is that a lot of people will simply remember them by the Triple Sports series. Not a good way to close off.
Alas, I still wish them all the best in their respective futures.
Good. The triple sports games are terrible. D:
@irken004 you must have Directv. lol. Dish all da way.
poor developer. First Hudson closes, we lose this small studio, Guitar Hero is gone, that My Garden for 3DS has fallen off the face of the earth...so much deletion. Wonder what goes next? O.o
Maybe this is karma from the Triple Sports games. Still sad, though.
(hums Code Monkeys theme song)
Oh wait, the studio? Oh well, must've been the Triple Sports series.
Breaking News! Data Design Interactive shuts down after consumers found out they were not buying the games they THOUGHT they were. It's the downfall of shovel ware! Oh no!!
Well... I'd rather see Data Design go than Code Monkeys..
That is very sad.
Code Monkey Like You...
Yay! Bad games don't sell!
@JumpMad That's a Gorilla.
@Nickno I actually have digital cable, but it's the basic package which lacks G4
woof. The Simpsons Skateboarding? Crazy Frog Racer? Ugh...no wonder they've been Wiiware only in recent years.
Sucks for those affected, but seriously - you are all capable of better. Here's hoping they get jobs soon at better studios, or startup a new one that doesn't make games that crappy. Good luck to all the artists and programmers suddenly in need of a job.
I thought Manic Monkey Mayhem was coming to Dsiware. Guess I'll just get the Wiiware version then.
Fair enough, their catalogue isn't exactly brilliant... I feel sorry for the developers though.
I visited The Code Monkeys a couple of times and always found them really nice. I wish them all the best.
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