The crowdfunding for Clockwork Publishing’s Dark Conspiracy only just finished, it raised nearly $40,000 but it wasn’t enough. The German company has today announced it is bankrupt.
Clockwork Publishing (or in German: Uhrwerk Verlag) was founded in 2009 by Patric Götz.
The first games through the publisher’s doors were the German version of Hollow Earth Expedition and Deadlands Classic. They were responsible for bringing titles like Monte Cook’s Numenera and Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu to Germany as well.
In this news post, Clockwork explains that the circumstances that led to the bankruptcy caught them by surprise. There are, however, options.
They’ll be assigned a bankruptcy manager who will assess their economic strength. In the meantime, they’re going to have their crowdfunding campaigns as their highest priority and will work very hard to fulfil or refund them.
They won’t be able to continue to organise Eulencon.
At this point, the future is somewhat out of their hands. They can’t tell customers, partners and freelancers what will happen next because they don’t know.
You can follow them, perhaps for updates, on Facebook.
Via Uhrwek Verlag.