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    Killer Queen Black to shut down online features on November 30

    Two months left to compete online.

    Killer Queen Black developer Liquid Bit announced the arcade game’s online services will shut down starting November 30, 2022.

    Liquid Bit confirmed that online features in Killer Queen Black were built with Amazon GameSparks, an online service being sunset by Amazon. Migration to another provider would mean a complete rewrite of the game must be made and unfortunately, Liquid Bit is unable to do so. The studio is currently developing its next game.

    Here’s the full statement released by Liquid Bit’s Matt Tesch:

    Dear Killer Queen Black Players and Friends,
    It’s with a heavy heart that we’re announcing that after three amazing years, KQB will be going offline on November 30’th, 2022.
    This is not something that was planned or foreseen. KQB was built on top of Amazon GameSparks, the service that provides the backend functionality for our game. Unfortunately, Amazon decided to shut down this service on September 30’th. We moved mountains and spent a treasure to migrate to a different provider, but unfortunately, the task amounted to an almost complete rewrite of the game, and that’s just not in the cards for Liquid Bit at this time. We’re working on plans to open-source the game, and hopefully, with some luck and support, it will rise again in the future.
    We know that this comes as a shock and disappointment to many of you that have spent so much time and energy playing our game and making the community the great place that it is. We can assure you that we are just as disappointed as you are.
    Please know that we did everything possible to keep the online component alive – unfortunately, it was just out of our capability as an indie developer. We did, however, secure a two-month extension from Amazon to use the service until November 30’th so our league play could conclude uninterrupted.
    Liquid Bit is marching on, and we’re continuing to build out our new title, which we hope to share very soon. Rest assured, we will make sure issues of this nature are not able to thwart our production or shut down our future online games again.
    It’s been a wild run and I am grateful for everyone’s support. Thank you. – Matt Tesch

    Killer Queen Black is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: soul@finalweapon.net

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