Jolt Online games ceased trading this week in a further blow to employment in the industry, following the layoffs at Blizzard in Cork in the last few weeks. Jolt Online did game development in Dublin.

Jolt Online Gaming was bought by OMAC industries in 2008 and from mid 2009 became a subsidiary of US retailer GameStop, (NYSE: GME).

They developed casual online games targeted at the “core” gaming audience including Legends of Zork, Utopia Kingdoms and Playboy Manager. Their games were available on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Kongregate and directly through the browser.

Visitors to the Jolt website yesterday were greeted with the following message ‘As of March 2012, Jolt Online Gaming has ceased trading. We thank all of our players for their support over the years.’ See