Rising Thunder closing down, Riot Games acquires development team

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 8, 2016 at 12:27 p.m. PST

The official Rising Thunder Twitter announced that they, Radiant Entertainment, have been acquired by Riot Games.


Riot, the developer of the massively popular League of Legends, will continue work on Radiant's Stonehearth, but it looks like things are over for the robotic fighting title Rising Thunder. Tom and Tony Canon explain more in an official announcement.
"As for Rising Thunder, the team will start work on a new game that we’re incredibly excited about. We wish we could say more now, but rest assured you’ll hear more when the time is right. For now, we will be closing the Rising Thunder Alpha on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the test!"
We eagerly await to see exactly what this new game will be, but in the meantime we say our goodbyes to Rising Thunder, which was well received by much of the community. You can read the full statement from Tom and Tony below.
We are delighted to announce that Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by Riot Games. At Riot, our developers will continue their mission of building incredible games that speak to us personally as players. You’re probably wondering what this means for our games.

First and foremost, Stonehearth will go on, full speed ahead. We’ll continue delivering Alphas at our current pace, with the aim of delivering the final game “when it’s ready.” We’ll continue keeping you up to date on our progress through things like our Twitch streams and Desktop Tuesday blog posts.

As for Rising Thunder, the team will start work on a new game that we’re incredibly excited about. We wish we could say more now, but rest assured you’ll hear more when the time is right. For now, we will be closing the Rising Thunder Alpha on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the test!

And more broadly, to everyone who has helped support us by playing Stonehearth and Rising Thunder, backing our Kickstarter, telling your friends, and giving us your feedback: Thank you for helping us make these games as good as they can be. You have been a consistent source of motivation and inspiration for us, and we look forward to continuing to talk and work with you in the future.

- Tom & Tony, on behalf of Team Radiant
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