The game died for lack of users, but it was wonderfully creative and now the art is available for all.
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.
An unusual online game called Glitch is launching today. From the moment you log in, you know you’re not in the real world anymore. You appear inside a brain, one of the minds of eleven giants who imagine the game’s zany landscape.
Tiny Speck, a social game startup that has been making a title called Glitch, has scored a coup with the hiring of Keita Takahashi, a famous Japanese game developer.
Tiny Speck said today it raised $10.7 million in the second round of funding for its online game business from Andreessen Horowitz and Accel.
Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake built Flickr into the first great photo-sharing site on the web. They sold it to Yahoo in 2005 and Butterfield stayed a few years at Yahoo. But 18 months ago, Butterfield returned to the idea of building an online game — the idea that preceded Flickr itself. Today, his new startup, Tiny Speck, unveiled a new web site and trailer for the social game Glitch, which will debut next spring.
Tiny Speck, a game startup founded by high-profile entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield, released a trailer and new web site today unveiling a glimpse of the zany world of the company’s Glitch game.