Friday December 19th 2003

MythDevelopers Close Down { Gholsbane }

As of last Wednesday, MythDevelopers, the appointed caretakers of the Myth series have ceased operations. All that now remains of this controversial group is this announcement on their website:

Announcement From MythDev

Effective immediately, MythDev has ceased development on the Myth series of games. We've handed things off to Contraband Entertainment for future work and development. You should consult with them regarding any future work on these games. Current and future releases will no longer be available via these pages.

It was a lot of fun for a long time, but it's time to move onto other things. We wish the future developers of the Myth series the best of luck in their future pursuits.

Michael R. Bagnall (Blades)
Rick Stufflebean (Clem)

Many rumours are currently circulating with regards to the reasons behind this sudden and unexpected departure, and it is unclear whether even Contraband know what's going on.

There has been talk of a new group of developers taking on responsibility alongside Contraband and several remnant members of MythDev are thought to be among them.

One thing is for sure; Blades managed to anger a large part of the community before his departure, and I doubt his presence will be much missed.

It's amazing how much drama has taken place in this small community — six years old now — and I'm sure we won't be seeing the death of the series any time soon.

One thing the announcement did emphasise was the future. With groups like Project Magma still churning out terrific plugins, and two servers still supporting the community, I'm seeing a very bright future indeed.