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DSi augmented reality game Ghostwire will no longer be published by Majesco. A representative for the publisher informed Joystiq that the game, which was supposed to be out this quarter, was removed from the release schedule over the summer; though apparently, Ghostwire wasn't publicly dropped until recently, as GameFly just sent out notices that the title was "canceled by its publisher."

The game's website still notes Majesco as the publisher, and there hasn't been an update to the game's Twitter or Facebook account in quite some time. We're currently following up with developer A Different Game to find out if it's found a new publisher for the title, and if and whenGhostwire is now expected for release.
 
 
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"n-Space is down, but definitely not out," says the studio's CEO, Dan O'Leary, addressing rumors that the developer of Call of Duty: Black Ops' DS version has closed its doors. O'Leary says the independent shop had supported 70 to 90 employees "for several months without funding," making mass layoffs on Friday "unavoidable." That said, O'Leary is optimistic that deals n-Space is currently negotiating can be firmed up this week in time to hire them back. "If all goes as planned we'll be calling people back before the end of the week," he wrote.

O'Leary laments the current state of the games industry, calling it "frankly, a mess," thanks largely to a sour economy. "People that used to buy many games every year now buy a few AAA titles, supplementing their need with games that are free or cost less than a pack of gum," O'Leary writes. "Anything in the middle is struggling. The Wii and DS markets have nearly collapsed and 3DS is a brave new world the publishers are excited about but also very cautious to enter."

The complaint notwithstanding, n-Space has still had a very busy year. It is working on Nintendo DS versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, GoldenEye and James Bond 007 Bloodstone, as well as Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids for the Wii. n-Space released Toy Story 3 for the DS earlier this year. O'Leary said, in all seven titles will ship this year, five of them approved in September. One is an iPhone game the studio will announce next week.


 
 
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n-Space, the Orlando based studio behind GameCube title Geist and the Nintendo DS versions of numerous Call of Duty and James Bond games, is reported to have closed its doors earlier today. According to a report from Gameblurb citing unnamed sources, the developer laid off its current staff and is "essentially closing shop." The developer saw significant cutbacks in August, laying off approximately a quarter of its staff due to what n-Space president Dan O'Leary called "momentary reduced demand."

If n-Space is closing its doors, it would be doing so during its most prolific year and while working on some very high profile franchises. The developer has Nintendo DS versions of Tron: Evolution, Call of Duty: Black Ops, GoldenEye and James Bond 007 Bloodstone on the way, as well as Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids for the Wii. n-Space released Toy Story 3 for the Nintendo DS earlier this year.

When Kotaku spoke with O'Leary earlier this year, he indicated that the studio was coming off multiple projects, but that it had "lots of great things ahead." We've put in calls with n-Space, but have not yet heard back from any current or former employees.