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Sleeping Dogs Developer Shuts Down, Latest Game No Longer for Sale

United Front Games' latest title Smash + Grab recently had a free weekend and discount promotion.


Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has closed its doors, a source close to the studio tells GameSpot. The Vancouver-based studio was in the midst of developing Smash + Grab, an Early Access game on Steam that featured players ransacking stores and looting items.

As of now, Smash + Grab can not be purchased on Steam. It was free this past weekend as part of a promotion on Steam, where players could pay a discounted price of $17 to keep playing after Sunday.

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It's unclear what will happen to Smash + Grab and its players now that it's no longer for sale. We've contacted United Front and will keep you updated as we hear back about the state of the game.

United Front Games was founded in 2007. Its first title was ModNation Racers, a PS3-exclusive kart racing game that had a large focus on user-generated content. The studio went on to develop 2012's Sleeping Dogs, which it became best known for, before working on LittleBigPlanet Karting, several port projects, and the cancelled Triad Wars. Its latest title Smash + Grab released in Early Access on September 27.

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