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Ex-BioShock developers shelve The Black Glove

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It still stings to think about the shuttering of Irrational Games and the displacement of some many developers that made the magic of BioShock happen. Not too long after the exodus, a new studio comprising of ex-Irrational developers launch a Kickstarter for The Black Glove – a brand new narrative focused adventure game that looked like it shared a lot of DNA with its BioShock Big Brother. That too, sadly, is now on ice.

The Black Glove began as a part-time project between a small group of developers ejected from 2K and Irrational. Eventually the project needed solid funding to move out of the realm of side-project, and into more permanent, serious development. Despite their pedigree, Day for Night Games struggled to get any traction on Kickstarter – with the campaign eventually failing and not seeing an additional cent.

Day for Night then attempted for traditional funding routes, by showing off the game behind closed doors at GDC to interested publishers. Although they garnered some interest, no one was willing to throw money down on the idea – which was really the last straw for those already struggling with financials.

In the months that followed GDC, The Black Glove lost key members to full-time work on other projects, which has led to the game eventually being shelved for now. Writing in a blog post on the studio’s official website, Joe Fielder expressed his sadness with the decision – but reiterated that their idea wasn’t dead in the water just yet.

We’ve invested thousands of hours and considerable thought and emotion into the project, so it’s hard to step away, but it’s not forever.

Design legend Paul Neurath said to us recently, “In my experience, good ideas don’t have expiration dates.”

I’m not all that surprised The Black Glove struggled to gain any important interest. The Kickstarter trailer was extremely vague, and rested on the notion of the studio’s past achievements. I have no doubt that there were some excellent ideas – and I’m especially interested to see what was shown off at GDC. But at least, for now, we’ll have to wait a little longer.

Last Updated: May 12, 2015

25 Comments

  1. This makes me a sad puppy.

    The world needs more Bioshock

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 12:41

      • Lord Chaos

        May 12, 2015 at 12:44

        Lol.

        Would also not say no to bioshock enhancements.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 12:45

          REMASTER you say?

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          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 12:46

            As opposed to DX enhancements

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 12:59

          Read the Rapture book, it’s pretty much a pre-quel to the games. It’s bloody good.

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          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 13:00

            Physical/digital?

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:00

            I could only find digital.

      • Kensei Seraph

        May 12, 2015 at 12:49

        Great, now I’m reading “Bioshock” as “Biosock”.

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 12, 2015 at 12:50

          It’s better than having a gutter mind…

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 12:50

          Call in the hazmat team!

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          • Kensei Seraph

            May 12, 2015 at 12:54

            Look at my profile icon.
            That’s a full body suit designed to hazardous environments and open space.
            Ghosts get much better augmentation (although a lot less of it) and better equipment than a certain someone.
            Plus psychic powers.

    • Mossel

      May 12, 2015 at 14:27

      I would throw so much money at a Bioshock remaster. I mean wow. I really want to play the game again, but the mechanics are just so clunky.

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  2. Captain JJ Browman

    May 12, 2015 at 12:55

    I thought the Black Glove looked cool.
    Then people went aapkak because apparently new ideas are taboo, we need MORE sequels.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 12:56

      *more clones

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 12:57

        Attack of the Clones!

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 12:58

          Just no soppy love story pls!

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      • Kensei Seraph

        May 12, 2015 at 13:00

        Don’t support originality, COD is coming.
        *Searches for appropriate image*

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:03

          Haha. Win.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          May 12, 2015 at 13:05

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 13:06

            HE HAS A CROTCH MONSTER!!!! LOOK!!!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:08

            What do you call it if this thing has sex with you?
            Mauled?

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 13:10

            Hahaha!! I do suppose it puts a whole new meaning to the phrase “dick face”…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:15

            Haha. Quite.

  3. Deceased

    May 13, 2015 at 12:23

    Now I’m a sad polar bear 🙁

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