ACE Team is breathing a little easier now that Zeno Clash is finished and set for its April release.
They sent out a little note earlier today explaining that the production process has exhausted the team and as such, they're taking it easy by focusing on less "ambitious" projects:
We’re exhausted now that we are reaching the end of the development cycle of Zeno Clash. It’s been two hard years of little sleep and a lot of work, so we are announcing that after Zeno Clash we will not continue to develop such ambitious projects. Instead we will focus in smaller titles with shorter development cycles. Our new direction will be ‘point and click’ adventure games. We’re releasing our first adventure game for free.
Hence, The Malstrums Mansion is born, available on their site. It's an entertaining little "point and click" adventure game that will no doubt evoke some fond memories for older gamers.
We're pretty sure the statement is mostly a joke, but at least we got a fun browser game out of it. Trust me, it's wonderfully distracting.