Rebel Publishing, the company most of us know better as Spartan Games, has published a blog update to notify everyone that, as of today, the company has stopped trading.
Following a prolonged period of challenging trading and despite the directors’ best efforts to manage through, Rebel Publishing Ltd was unable to continue to trade and the directors have taken the difficult decision to cease. All members of staff were made redundant.
The current Firestorm campaign on Kickstarter has been cancelled, and if you have an existing Dystopian Wars Kickstarter pledge, a refund may have to be dealt with by going through your bank.
Spartan intellectual properties, and indeed the company itself, are available should any companies wish to acquire them.
We would encourage anybody who may be interested in acquiring either stock, assets or the business to make contact as soon as possible. Spartan Games and its product lines have a strong reputation in its markets together with an asset base which may be of interest to a number of parties, and a variety of machinery in addition to Intellectual Property.
Fleet Signal may not have been very active in recent months, but nevertheless I kept a close eye on what was going on with Firestorm and Halo. While some have (understandably) focused on what will happen with their Kickstarter pledges, I’d like to wish Neil and everyone at Spartan good luck with their future endeavours, and hope that the sci-fi side of Spartan can be revived at some point through new owners.
Fleet Signal will remain in semi-cold storage for now, while the future of the Firestorm and Halo miniatures games is sorted out.