We may have played a lot of great games in 2012, but let's not forget about one of the saddest facets of the video game industry: that even big, successful developers can be shut down at a moment's notice.

This video from IGN pays tribute to those studios and companies that, for whatever reason, had to shut their doors over the course of 2012.

Oh, and a quick note: those Sony Liverpool dates are technically incorrect. I only say that because I'm still a little scarred at the closure of the house formerly known as Psygnosis.


Game Studios We Lost In 2012 [IGN]