VANCOUVER — Not every tech founder can follow up a massive success with another massive success. But a couple years after a failed gaming endeavor, Glitch, it looks like Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield may have another big winner on his hands.
Startup Tiny Speck – helmed by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield – announced that it will be shutting down its quirky browser-based, massively-multiplayer game, Glitch, at the end of the year.
Back in September, game startup Tiny Speck launched an unusual online game called Glitch. Today, the company said it is “unlaunching” the game. The company will keep the game running, but it will take it back into beta testing so that the developers can rework the game play to make it easier for users to start the game and also to add new tools for fans to create things in the game world.