Emergent Technologies is behind the famous and more recently infamous game engine known as Gamebryo Lightspeed. Unfortunately for them, they're currently up for sale to the highest bidder -- it would seem despite the engine's popularity, the company has been in a state of flux since about 2007. Adding to hurt: the team behind the engine has disbanded.
All the more puzzling: they have over 100 projects currently in development using the engine, some from the industry's biggest, including EA, Activision, and Ubisoft.
A few will remember Emergent's plans to merge with Krome Studios, but that outfit shut down a month later.
Former software architect at Emergent Vincent Scheib comments,"When the investors/board decided to cut half of the engineering staff in 2009 they either 1) made an explicit decision to kill the future growth possibilities and attempt to liquidate the investment they had made, or 2) had no comprehension of what a software product such as a game engine is and how much value code without engineers to support it is."
The auction ends December 10.