Report: Saw Game Loses Publisher, Nearly Done

The closure of Brash Entertainment has left the Saw video game without funding and a publisher, horror-centric site Bloody-Disgusting claims to have learned via sources.

The game, based on the Lionsgate horror film series and targeted for an October 2009 release, was apparently "nearing completion," with voice over work already in the can.

Zombie Studios is reportedly developing the project. Though revealed nearly 12 months ago, platforms for the Unreal Engine 3-powered game are not yet confirmed.

Brash's final release, the movie-inspired flick The Tale of Despereaux, was picked up by Atari when the company went under, Variety reports. However, the game was already in manufacturing, so the initial packaging will not display an Atari logo.

Other games left homeless include Prison Break, a new Superman game from Factor 5, Six Flags Fun Park, and a game inspired by the Spartan epic 300.

Founded last summer, Brash Entertainment focused on outsourcing video games based on licensed properties, with the licensed property bit described by co-founder Bert Ellis as "the safest, most lucrative way to sell a video game."