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SheepFactory
08-05-2011, 08:07 PM
Team Bondi are now bankrupt and the remaining staff are going to be bought by KMM, including Brendan McNamara who was instrumental in sealing the deal. Apparently Depth Analysis (the sister company who own the face tech) are also in some trouble after making little to no money off of LA Noire (like TB themselves).

Rockstar own the LA Noire ip, so it will be interesting to see what happens next.


Rumour has it that Team Bondi is struggling to find a new publisher following allegations of unfair working practises levelled at the Australian studio.

Team Bondi leader Brendan McNamara has been spotted touring the offices of Dr D - an Australian animation studio owned by Mad Max creator George Miller.

Sources told Kotaku that McNamara is believed to be in talks with Miller's other production company KMM (Kennedy-Mitchell Miller) about an acquisition.

"The word is going round that Team Bondi is being folded into KMM studios, Team Bondi is pretty much doomed after the scandal and can't find any new supporters, so by doing this they can hide their name," one source revealed.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-04-embattled-team-bondi-seeking-buyer

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-07-05-la-noire-the-team-bondi-emails-article


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TorbjornO
08-05-2011, 09:51 PM
Seems pretty fair to me, based on the evidence. Hopefully all those artists and programmers will find a better work environment.

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