United Front Games closes down – Confirmed

United Front Games closes down – Confirmed

It’s come to light that United Front Games, makers of the excellent Sleeping Dogs and the more recent Smash and Grab has closed down.

The news comes via a NeoGaf moderator that has some news from the inside. There has been no official announcement made by United Front but all indications are that this has actually happened as you can no longer purchase Smash and Grab on Steam.

The closure is quite sudden as just last weekend there was a free Smash and Grab weekend on Steam. Just last week we posted our preview of Smash and Grab and everything appeared to be fine.

No doubt there will be some official announcement to confirm this but we have reached out to find out more. Hopefully, we’ll have an update soon and we’ll add anything we find out to this post.

Update: It has now been confirmed as closed.

United Front’s Sleeping Dogs was well received but they then moved onto Triad Wars which was a PC online game that never made it out of Beta. Smash and Grab could be considered a spin-off of Triad Wars, a less ambitious game that sadly lasted only a few weeks on Early Access.

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  • Comments: 5
    • Ossi Hurme

      Sleeping Dogs was hollow game with cloned quests. Also the PC version was horrible with things like invert mouse and remapping keyboard fails.

      • rochyroch

        I quite enjoyed playing through Sleeping Dogs & for me personally i didn’t have any problems playing with the PC version (it was awhile ago though so maybe there could have been some issues which required a google & fix but after that it was fine)

        With the PC high resolution texture pack it also looked really good for it’s time, these are a couple of screen shots from my game:-
        https://imgur.com/KiOV3GK
        https://imgur.com/FQ5kQVA

    • rochyroch

      I quite enjoyed playing through Sleeping Dogs & for me personally i didn’t have any problems playing with the PC version (it was awhile ago though so maybe there could have been some issues which required a google & fix but after that it was fine)

      With the PC high resolution texture pack it also looked really good for it’s time, these are a couple of screen shots from my game:-
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b6541c1bf58bdc3070eac796430cbd90117d841ec5f2d7fe5146ea6aa7d386ce.jpg
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc919e6c8da49b3559529eeb79e96a9fd4d110fc0da922523778e67988700303.jpg

      • Ossi Hurme

        I liked races, graphics were nice and story wasn’t bad.
        But like I said controls. I’m lefty and couldn’t bind my regular keys so had to play with gamepad and basically couldn’t shoot at all because of the pad 😛
        Also side missions repeated itself and you didn’t have any dialog choices or alternate ways to complete objectives. Some of that fault is on me since I went in expecting some kind of rpg seeing all those different skills you could get.

    • TonySoprano

      well that happens when you try to make bullshit online games when everyone wasnted sleeping dogs 2