Prima Games, one of the last remaining video strategy directors in the industry, is shut down, according to the parent company DK.
The iconic label, founded in 1990, ceases publishing activities before its official closing in the spring. DK announced its "extremely difficult decision" and explained that it came after a "significant decline" in the sale of video games. The publisher will officially shut down its doors in 2019 after nearly 30 years of operation.
The company's Roseville office will be shut down in November while the Indianapolis office will work in March 2019. There is currently no word about how long the new York office will remain open, nor will the closing affect the brand's online publishing arm in addition to its print department.
The closure follows the acquisition of former strategy management publisher Brand Brady Games 2014, which was added to the Prima Games portfolio following a merger Random House merger. Penguin was previously the owner of Brady Games, while Random House acquired Prima Communications in 2001.
After Prima Games closing, the only strategic guide publisher will be Piggyback, who recently released the massive Red Dead Redemption 2 Strategy. Whatever happens in the future, one thing is certain: Strategic management will always be an important part of the game culture, and the writing guides already in circulation continue to live on.
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