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The History (and passing) of MCF games

[Post New]by TooOld2Play on Nov 27, 17 2:58 PM
The last MCF game produced internally by Big Fish Games Studio was back in 2011. In 2013 here were staff reductions and the closing of Vancouver studio and Cork (Ireland) offices. Goodbye internal studio work and hello to the farming out to Eipix of further MCF Games.
On November 12, 2014, the company was acquired by Churchill Downs Incorporated for $885 million. It is primarily involved in the gambling business, and is the owner of several major horse racing tracks, including its namesake Churchill Down. Hence their lack of interest in computer/iphone/Android gaming.
The acquisition I am sure was difficult, especially for those who started with the company and saw the masterfully crafted MCF franchise gain a following.
That's the story.
So enjoy your classically wonderful Ravenhurst games and face that the studio isn't coming back.


Re:The History (and passing) of MCF games

[Post New]by WTGator on Dec 7, 17 7:09 PM
So what comes after MCF?

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Re:The History (and passing) of MCF games

[Post New]by bobhillman on Jan 21, 18 3:35 PM
WTGator wrote:So what comes after MCF?


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Re:The History (and passing) of MCF games

[Post New]by lil_chickadee on Jan 28, 18 5:17 AM
You missed a step. The retreads of Madame Fate and Dire Grove were developed by Elephant Games, THEN Eipix took over for the finish of the Ravenhearst storyline.

Along the way, we lost our regular forums, contact with BFG and the regular green envelope customer service that was so stellar. Let's hope the new owners (BFG has been sold by Churchill Downs) have values more aligned with gaming and less with shoving BFG Casino and pay to play down our throats.

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