I think the there are still a couple more teams, but they’re all Lionhead satellites. The guys working on whatever that 3d RPG (project ego?) are two brothers from the original DK team, and the team working on BC are also former Bullfroggers I believe.
It’s such a bummer. I remember when they were hoping to make the ‘topia’ games a franchise. So sad.
Hopefully they will release they source to their engine so the game doesn’t break with future versions of Windows come out like so many others. Who knows maybe some 13 year old could get the 3 almost finished rooms that didn’t make it in the final game working.
It’s a tough world out there guys, it’s not all polishing your Ferrari and building rocket-ships. ;-)
Seriously, though, I know a few of the Mucky Foot guys, and they indeed were talented and the fact that they were stuck making crap movie licenses shows what’s wrong with this industry: Publishers are clueless.
Lionhead. Hassabis left there to form Elixir. Mucky Foot and Lost Toys have both bought it now, and they’re the only three dedicated ‘ex-Bullfrog’ type teams I recall (although of course other people are working on different titles around the place)
They are indeed great guys. I’ve known their online personae for years. I don’t think it’s possible to be the next John Carmack by working within the system. That’s going to require a renegade with a killer game and the magical ability to capture the zeitgeist IMO. Hell, even Blizzard kinda sucks now. This industry can kill anything cool.