Bossa Studios Discontinues Decksplash Development after Free Weekend


UK developer Bossa Studios has announced that its latest game Decksplash will no longer continue development after failing to attract 100,000 players during an open beta experiment that made the game available for free.

According to a post from the Decksplash team on the Steam page, although the game had a strong Steam score of 79 – 86 throughout the week, there were not enough players to guarantee a healthy online community and keep the game’s matchmaking alive for the long run.

The team said, “The lesson to take home is that, though not the best, this outcome is a good one for everyone involved: its players won’t spend money on a game that won’t survive the long haul, the team can move on to a new Bossa project with a sense of closure having done their best with Decksplash, and we tried a new way of validating a multiplayer game. Should we have cancelled the game without this experiment, a ‘what if’ would always be there in the back of our minds.”