The developer of expanded audience games is seeing tough financial times.
UK-based developer Oxygen Games, known for creating budget games aimed at the casual audience, has announced that they have gone into administration (analogous to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.). This allows them to continue operating as a going concern while dealing with their creditors. The company has been assigned FA Simms & Partners Ltd. as overseers of the administration case.
Oxygen Games was first founded in 2004 in Northamptonshire, England, and created games across many platforms, Wii and DS included. In July of 2008, they formed an American branch called O-Games. Some of the games the company has created include Music for Everyone, Safar'Wii, and Cate West: The Vanishing Files. Earlier in the year, Oxygen Games declared that they had closed internal development in order to pursue a more traditional publishing model, and put their London studio up for sale.