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Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: rmt] #810755
05/23/12 11:39 AM
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Thank God they only filed for bankruptcy after Gray Matter came out. And thank God Jane Jensen has the intellectual property to do Gray Matter 2. Can you imagine?

Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: rmt] #810757
05/23/12 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: rmt

Cough cough... atchoum! (loud sneeze in French) (not sure how to simulate choking in English or French)


"Gack" is a good one in English. I've always liked it. It sounds as if you're trying to get something out of your throat. The dictionary doesn't agree with me. I found one that says it's the sound of a cat coughing up a hairball. grin

Becky, slow down. I can't keep up with you. Somebody take that cane away from her.

Gil.


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Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: traveler] #810759
05/23/12 11:48 AM
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........ and pass it to me, please !! rotfl


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Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #810778
05/23/12 12:25 PM
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"Gack" is the sound my ancient lungs make as I lean over to to turn on the computer. razz

Rmt -- enjoy your youth while you still can!

Hyuck! Huck! (Old-fasioned laughter by geezer/hick)

8dognight -- I don't know if it's a liquidation or a restructuring. Maybe one of our German members who can read all the details (and perhaps has a law degree) can tell us?

Hoping it's a restructuring, of course.


Last edited by Becky; 05/23/12 12:28 PM.
Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #810824
05/23/12 04:32 PM
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I don't know what bankruptcy involves re: german laws, but there's a thread here from about a month ago at rpgwatvh. com where they discuss the news that dtp is 'insolvent'.

http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16968

Zyklop's post on page 2 says this:

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German IT portal "heise" has more informations about it:
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu…t-1564414.html

According to this news it is a "planned insolvency", the goal is to restructure the company and release all announced titles (e.g. Game of Thrones and Memento Mori 2) in time.


I hope, like all, here, that the plan is to restructure.


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Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #810837
05/23/12 06:26 PM
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Thanks Karsten -- that's helpful! wave

Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #811107
05/24/12 10:48 PM
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Does everyone find this a surprise? I certainly do.

Was there any warning sign from more than one month ago? It seems rather sudden. dtp has been around for quite a while and has a good library of adventure games. Was this a sale issue or something else?

Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #811257
05/25/12 04:40 PM
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I have seen no warning sign or anything like this that dtp was about to close its doors. However, games these days are big busines and a game needs to sell at least 1 million copies to be succesfull. And by that I mean to break even, e.g. just getting the money back investors poured into making the game.

Most rpgs these days need to sell at least 2 million copies to break even or more. My guess is that dtp didn't get enough enough income to make some payment either on loans or maybe even on wages/salaries for their employees.


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Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #811412
05/27/12 08:19 AM
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I was really looking forward to haunted too...got the message from Amazon.co.uk the other day re it:

Hello,

We regret to report that the release of the following item has been cancelled:

"Haunted (PC DVD)"

Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available. This item has now been cancelled from your order.

...I might see if there is a German version I can buy it is not my preferred language for games but better than not being able to play it ever.


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Re: DTP files for bankruptcy in Germany [Re: Carla] #811490
05/27/12 02:06 PM
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I have been eagerly waiting for the english version of Haunted since i played the german demo last year. I really hoped it would be released this month, but that didn't happen cry

According to Play.com , Haunted is delayed until 27 july.

The german version of Lost Chronicles of Zerzura is in stock at Amazon.de , and Memento Mori 2 is scheduled for release in Germany 8 june.

Let's hope those games sell millions, so DTP can get cash to release the english versions soon wink

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