As part of the transition following our statement on restructuring Dangen, I want to provide some clarity regarding open questions about Dangen’s future and how we are moving forward with the developers.
We are finalizing paperwork to complete the company transfer, however already working as the new CEO, it is important to me that we answer the open questions and then move quickly to resolve them.
To that end, I am taking the following steps:
- I have reached out to all developers currently signed with Dangen. All developers will be free to reconsider contracts and decide whether or not they would like to continue forward with Dangen under its new management. Dangen is committed to meeting its developers' needs in every way possible.
- I have also reached out to the developers of Devil Engine and Fight Knight with a clear path toward mutually agreed separation. I hope to resolve these very quickly so all parties can pursue their own goals in the ways they deem best.
- Final payments to the Devil Engine team will be resolved as soon as we have received the invoices.
- In cases where Dangen currently manages store pages for developers with whom we part ways, ownership of those pages will be relinquished to the developers and Dangen’s own access will be removed.
- Branding on Dangen’s own websites will be removed for canceled projects. Dangen will work to make sure the removal process perfectly meets developers' needs.
- Dangen has much improved its withholding tax relief submissions process and we will work in good faith to complete this paperwork in a timely manner. Developers will continue to be paid according to the mutually understood timelines.
- To the developers who are working with us, we are grateful for your trust and we pledge to do our absolute best in publishing your games.
I believe that actions speak louder than words, so I am making this statement now that I am settled in and taking my first steps as CEO. I aim to take these steps quickly and decisively so that Dangen can return with redoubled conviction to fulfilling the commitments it has made to its developer partners.
Dan Stern, CEO