InstantAction Closing Shop, Torque Looking for Buyers

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 11, 2010 3:40pm PST According to a official (but brief) post on the Torque forums by manager Eric Preisz, the InstantAction.com website is being shut down as the company searches for parties interested in purchasing Torque.

According to the website, Torque is "the most licensed engine middleware in the games industry." Some of it's bigger licensees include Bioware, Ubisoft, EA, and Capcom. Originally called GarageGames, the company developed the Torque Game Engine, the original tech powering the Tribes series.

The announcement, in-full, is as follows:

Today, InstantAction informed employees that it will be winding down operations. While we are shutting down the InstantAction.com website and Instant Jam game, Torquepowered.com will continue to operate while InstantAction explores opportunities with potential buyers for Torque. We thank all of our past and current customers for their support.

- Torque Management

Shacknews has reached out to InstantAction for further comment about the developments.

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