Chair Entertainment Shelves “Ender’s Game”

In an conversation with gaming blog Joystiq, Chair Entertainment co-founder Donald Mustard confirmed that the project based on the Orson Scott Card cult classic Ender’s Game “has been put on indefinite hold.”

Chair Entertainment, a subsidiary of Epic Games, has had a fair amount of success with their 2009, critically-acclaimed Shadow Complex, which was set within the universe of another Orson Scott Card book, Empire.  Like Shadow Complex, the Ender’s Game game was intended to be a downloadable game; however, it seems that the parent company couldn’t find a spot for the game on its future product lineup:

“We have and had an amazing design for the Ender’s Game game,” Mustard assured, but “one of Epic’s primary objectives is to create original and unique franchises. I don’t know that Ender’s Game fits into that strategic objective anymore.”

However, Joystiq notes, the people at Chair have maintained a good relationship with Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card.  Well, if Chair isn’t working on Ender’s Game, here’s hoping that we get Shadow Complex 2.  (Side note: I really enjoyed Empire.)

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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