Alexis Kennedy, the CEO of Failbetter Games has decided to leave the company in order to work as a freelance developer.
Failbetter Games, the studio known primarily for their Fallen London franchise, has recently released Sunless Sea. Since founding the company back in 2009, Kennedy has seen the studio ship nine products.
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"Seven years later, we’ve shipped nine projects and we provide full-time work for sixteen people making dark, distinctive, untidy games. We’ve built something that’s changed the world, ever so slightly. But it’s been seven years in one place, and I’m too busy running the company to do enough of the creative work I love. So, rather to my own surprise, once I’ve finished off one last project, I’m leaving.” said Kennedy in a statement sent to the press.
"Failbetter is in an excellent place, and delights in an excellent team. Everything will be the same except that it will also be different. All of you are going to have a great time. Me, I’ll be walking the earth like Jules in Pulp Fiction walking the earth like Caine in Kung Fu. Oh all right I mean I’ll hang out my shingle as a freelancer. I have the entrepreneur’s bug and I’ll probably found another studio eventually, but I want to learn as much as I can from as many different kinds of project as I can, first."
Don’t worry, Failbetter fans, Kennedy isn’t leaving the games industry. Instead he has decided to work as a freelancer, so don’t be surprised if we hear from him again soon.