UK-based publisher Empire Interactive has always been a quiet one, but over the years theyâ€™ve put out some decent games including the excellent Taito retro collections and the FlatOut series.
Alas, this week the staff at the firmâ€™s London offices were shot, sorry, sent home. Empire has been up for sale for a while but nobody has taken them up on their offer. They had a few games in the pipeline too, including Martain Panic for Wii and Jagged Alliance for DS.
I wish the staff luck with finding new jobs.