Amazon officially benches BreakawayFantasy sports game no longer in active development as team focuses on other projectsBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 2nd April 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleAmazon Game StudiosWhen Amazon Game Studios halted the public alpha of its sci-fi/fantasy sports game Breakaway, it was because the company wanted “to iterate and evolve Breakaway’s core gameplay.” It appears that didn’t go as planned, as the development team confirmed it has abandoned the title in a post on the game’s subreddit.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “While we have developed many ideas and made a lot of progress, we are also setting a very high bar for ourselves,” the statement read. “In spite of our efforts, we didn’t achieve the breakthrough that made the game what we all hoped it could be. After a lot of soul searching, the team decided to focus on new ideas. As a result, Breakaway is no longer in active development.”At the time the public alpha was terminated, a Kotaku report quoted people on the development team as saying the game was basically canceled, and on “indefinite hiatus.”Breakaway was one of three major announced projects in the works at Amazon Game Studios, along with the third-person team-based shooter Crucible and the MMO sandbox RPG New World in the works. The trio of projects marked the company’s pivot away from mobile development and toward high-end PC games for core audiences designed from the start to leverage Amazon’s Twitch video streaming platform.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesAmazon cancels its Lord of the Rings gameThe cancellation of the MMO was caused by a dispute between Amazon and TencentBy Marie Dealessandri 23 days agoAmazon Games opens Montreal studioThe outfit will focus on a new online multiplayer IP, under the direction of veterans from Ubisoft Montreal’s Rainbow Six Siege teamBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Woodside Village will have two new restaurants at the end of the 47th Street corridor.A new restaurant boom appears to be sweeping over northeast Johnson County with much of the action about to be centered on the 47th Street corridor from Mission Road to Rainbow Blvd. But that is not the only place that will be adding new choices in the coming months.Along 47th Street, though, the movement could see several new restaurants opening in the coming years, which some developers predict could push even more interest in the area as a destination restaurant mecca. That follows the restaurant renaissance at Corinth Square and the Village Shops over the last few years and new restaurants coming on board along Mission’s Johnson Drive.The corner of 47th and Mission has already been popular with Oklahoma Joe’s (yes,we know that’s not the name anymore) on the northeast corner and the more recent addition of Taco Republic on the northwest corner. Just to the east of Oklahoma Joe’s and its not-infrequent lines out the door, the old Fairway North shopping center has been given a facelift by new owner Lane4 and already has one new restaurant client signed on: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken which could open by this fall.That’s not the end of the restaurant plans for the center – now called NorthWood – according to Hunter Harris of Lane4. A large space at the other end of the center from Gus’s has a 5,200 square foot space that could be one or two restaurants and they hope to backfill the Wheat State Pizza space with a possible new restaurant. That could mean up to four restaurants on the site.Down the street to the east, Lulu’s Asian Bistro already is operating in a remodeled car repair shop and construction has started on the first phase of Woodside Village which will have two new restaurants: one an Italian themed restaurant operated by Bread and Butter Concepts and a second unnamed operation that just received site plan approval.Add to those the southwest corner of 47th and Mission in Roeland Park where developer Tony Krsnich is working through approval to use the now empty lot for parking while he tries to land an original restaurant concept for the space.Both Krsnich and Harris are high on the corridor. Krsnich sees it as a possible destination area that would be the kind of place people head towards without first deciding which restaurant – like heading to the Plaza, Westport, Corinth or Mission Farms. “There is a lot of patient development going on that will have a positive impact (on the corridor),” Krsnich says. “Everything Lane4 does turns to gold in my opinion,” he says, and “what Blair Tanner is doing at Woodside” will anchor the street.“We’re all very high on the 47th and Mission corridor,” Harris says. With the new developments coming online, he sees the possibility that other under-utilized property will begin to be improved “adding even more life and vitality to this intersection and surrounding areas.”Krsnich sees even more substance to the redevelopment. A lot of young professionals are priced out of places like Prairie Village, he says, but they can move into Roeland Park. People care about the area and feel, he says, predicting more walkability to come to the area as part of the “new urbanism” to take root. “It’s a certainty there will be more growth,” he says. “This needs to be organic growth.” Krsnich has had plenty of offers from fast food places for the property, but says he wants to create something original on the corner if he can get time to do it from the city.Farther south, in Mission, four new restaurants will open this fall in the Cornerstone Commons development where Natural Grocers just opened its doors. Those include Pie Five Pizza, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Pepperjax Grill and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Christie Development said they hope to have most of the restaurants open by November.The Johnson Drive development adds to The Bar, which opened at Johnson and Beverly late last year and a new Starbucks that is nearing completion on Johnson Drive.Along Johnson Drive in Mission, the two buildings that will house four new restaurants should be completed this fall.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council has £500,000 of funding available to make parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible, but we need to hear from you!They want to know which Parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer you think this money should be spent on.The Council funding has been made available to make parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible to all members of our community, particularly for children and young people with a disability. We want to hear the views of children, young people, parents and carers. We are keen to work in partnership with organisations that represent children, young people, parents and carers who have a disability, or community groups who are already working to improve parks in these areas.Your feedback will influence how and where the money is spent. Have your say here Paper copies of the consultation are also available from Customer Services Centres. The consultation closes on Monday 17 July.Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Andy Ferguson said;“It is vital we provide accessible and modern play areas for the children of the region. This money will be spent on upgrading parks in 3 of our main towns in the region, but we need your input to tell us where you’d like the money allocated to. We have some beautiful parks throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and this funding will allow us to improve and replace equipment to make the play parks accessible, compliant and fun for children. Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey online, or pop into one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy.”