, a project by Shadow Complex
developer Chair, has been put on "indefinite hold", as parent company Epic has seemingly pulled the plug on the idea.
Originally announced in January 2008, Ender's Game
was to be a series of downloadable titles based on Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel of the same name. The novel was based around the protagonist's experiences within the "Battle Room", where students would simulate futuristic combat in a zero-gravity environment, and this would have been the main basis for the game.
Donald Mustard, co-founder of Chair Entertainment, explained to Joystiq
the reason behind the decision:
We have and had an amazing design for the Ender's Game game. One of Epic's primary objectives is to create original and unique franchises. I don't know that Ender's Game fits into that strategic objective anymore.
When asked about whether the game would ever be completed, Mustard answered:
Not from us. If anyone decides they want to make it, I have some ideas I'd love to talk to them about.
I don't think that quite qualifies as a complete cancellation of the project, but I wouldn't hold your hopes up for seeing Ender's Game