The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency has shut its doors, a month after the Drawn to Death developer announced it was laying off the majority of its staff. Studio founder David Jaffe broke the news in a tweet this morning, in which he also said the studio was looking to unload a variety of Twisted Metal and God of War props to people who live near the studio.
Any So Cal gamers interested in owning some gaming history? Sadly we are shutting down our Bartlet Jones offices and there’s some great props that we’re trying to unload to folks who are into such things. Ex: Sweet Tooth’s machete we used in TM2012 movies; Sweet Chick’s mask,etc.
— David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) February 28, 2018
Drawn to Death was the studio’s sole release, and the stylish shooter was widely panned by critics. A few days earlier, Jaffe tweeted that the team had been working on a PlayStation VR Iron Man game on its own, with plans to eventually pitch it to Marvel. Unfortunately, that didn’t come to fruition.
[Source: David Jaffe]
I wasn’t a huge fan of Drawn to Death, either, but it’s still disappointing when a studio shuts down.