Fury Servers, Website To Be Shut Down Within 48 Hours

Even with a skeleton dev team, Auran continued to work on its MMO Fury in an attempt to make it profitable, and more importantly, fun. Yet, despite a restructure and the launch of Fury League, Auran has finally closed the doors on the game, according to a post on the official forums by CEO Tony Hilliam.

The post states that Auran "reached [its]time limit" to keep Fury up and running. Out of options, the company has been forced to take the very sudden action of shutting down the game's servers and website within the next 48 hours. As such, I've included the contents of the post after the jump.

Not really a shock, or even a blip on the radar, but it signals the end of an unhappy page in the history of Australian game developers.

Fury Closing Down [Fury forums, thanks Alistair]

We have reached our time limit to find a solution that would help us keep the Fury servers open. Sadly, no solution has been found and so we have no alternative than to shut the servers down in 48 hours.

To all those players who have enjoyed Fury and played countless battles, I am sorry that we could not find a viable business model that would allow you to continue playing. To all those naysayers and doomsdayers, we know that deep down you wanted Fury to succeed. Have fun with your parting wishes

To the Auran team, who put their heart and soul into making Fury, thanks for your efforts. As I said many times before, we need to be much better than the competition to have a chance of succeeding. We gave it everything we had and history now judges that it still wasn't good enough.

Whilst this marks the end of the Fury chapter, who knows what the future may bring. There were many gems hidden within Fury and many lessons learned. Hopefully one day the full potential can be realised in some other form.

So for now, so long and thanks for all the fish.

P.S. We informed all stores more than a month ago to remove stock from their shelves. If you have purchased a copy of Fury in the past month, we suggest you return it to the store. P.P.S. This website will also close down in 48 hours.


Comments

    No comments? Wow it really didn't make any impact at all...

    I'm sorry to see this go. Goodbye Fury. Good work Auran. It wasn't the best game ever, but you tried. And you will not be forgetten. Your bold, gutsy effort will be in the hearts and minds of Australian game developers for years to come, both as a lesson and as an inspiration.

    While your game did not match the calibre of WoW or Everquest, it had its good qualities, and despite the disagreement from my captcha, Auran, you are not unblest.

    Awww poo. This was a good game with a little(read: non-existant) community. Damn WoW taking all the MMO players, I need a break from Azeroth!

    A sad day for the local games industry, albeit an inevitable one. The failure of the only game ever to recieve an Australian and owned sticker does not bode well for us ever climbing far out of the mire of crappy licensed titles that most developers here are stuck with.

    Here's hoping we can get some government assistance going so that we're a little less likely to see this sort of thing happen again.

    Sad to see another Aussie Gaming Company folding!

    @ PUNKARELLA, maybe there are no comments because of the massive UNMOVABLE Telstra Fraudband banner blocking the text!

    Holy shit. I wonder if this scenario takes place overseas as horribly as it does here? Talk about 'cut-throat'.

    Adam Carpenter

    That's all that needs to be said

    If they want to restore a bit of their reputation, why don't they just release the server so the people who paid them for it can keep playing?

    It's a shame but can't they release a offline multiplayer patch or offline dedicated server for those who already own the game

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