For some reason I haven’t seen any coverage on the game Munchkin for Xbox 360 in quite sometime. I can clearly remember the day hearing that the game is in the process of being created, which honestly had me excited about the news from both Steve Jackson Games and Tinderbox Entertainment.
As of July 8th, Steve Jackson Games and Tinderbox Entertainment regret to announce that the Xbox 360 version of the game Munchkin has been cancelled. This news hits me hard since it has been a game I’ve been keeping an eye out for. However, we can one day hope that the project is looked at again and brought to next generation consoles or even Steam.
Below is what Munchkin Brand Manager and Tinderbox Creative Direct had to say about this sad announcement:
“We came into the Xbox 360 Munchkin project with certain beliefs and expectations about the market,” said Munchkin Brand Manager Andrew Hackard. “As we learned more about the digital market, and Xbox in particular, we realized that those expectations were unrealistic for the scope of project we had chosen. Work was far enough along that we would essentially have to start over to incorporate what we learned, and we don’t think that’s the right answer. We have enjoyed working with and learning from Tinderbox on this project, and wish them nothing but the best.”
“It’s hard to say goodbye to a project with such potential, not to mention the fine folks at SJ Games,” said Tinderbox Creative Director Kyle Rhone. “Munchkin for Xbox 360 has been a learning experience for everyone involved and we look forward to using the experience we’ve gained on future projects.”