An astute reader pointing out to us this morning that the official website for Outspark – one of the original Free-to-Play publishers – was no longer directing towards the main website. Upon visiting the site we could indeed confirm that players are no longer directed towards the publisher’s game hub. Instead they are now met with a welcome message from Gamigo, a normally EU focused publisher and the ones responsible for publishing Outspark’s Fiesta in the EU. According to the welcome message, Gamigo is now responsible for Fiesta in both the EU and US.

After digging around for more info we found a post on Facebook from Outspark’s PR with the following response:

“So now that’s it’s official I can tell you that Outspark did indeed have an exit on Friday, and Gamigo acquired our largest franchise, Fiesta Online. An amazing ending to one of the founders of the free-to-play MMO space.”

As of now, the only game moving over from Outspark is Fiesta. Gamigo reassured Fiesta players by letting them know that almost nothing will change. For US players, they will need to wait just a bit for the server transfer to take place and will only need to download a small patch on their end. Those who had Sparkcash will be happy to hear Gamigo has transferred the currency and made it available to use in all their other NA games.

No details were given on why Outspark had to close up shop.

62 COMMENTS

  1. if your being abused by a player GM, you have to take a screenshot, and send it in as a violation of TOS, if they refuse to instate your character when you have grounds, you can persue legal action including but not limited to theft due to loss of character, pain and suffering from losing your avatar that you spent time and effert on, at the rate of min wage to hours played, as well as challange the gamigo website, since its there responsibility. if actions continue this way i ASSURE you gamigo will CEASE to function.

  2. great now i have to go back to those gm’s at gamigo pff last time i played gamigo fiesta the gm’s just started pissing people off for no reason even adding a prison wtf realy how screwed up is that how is thisismyweakest name agiantst the rules? its just a name people with there problems with names today who cares your name is screwu besides so many languages out there it might have been scre wu to them lol and they simply get thrown into prison some dont even get out great way to promote your game then your finaly lvl 60 and you get thrown into prison and never getting out for the smallest reason like disagreeing with the gm is it realy needed to dictate everything in games but then agian people wil always abuse there rights for there own desires

  3. Ok. NEXON AMERICA AND EUROPE have to die and soon, not because their games are bad(maplestory) but because their service sucks i mean they took too much to made MS compatible with windows 8 while others non-popular games where already prepared. JOYMAX has to die too because they turn good games to greedy games (pay to win) like digimon masters but why aeria? i played SMT Imagine before moving to atlus online and it was a good service, i never had any problem with the game.

    • Aeria Games buy popular and not so popular games and put their player base and their coding to make the game experience not enjoyable! They have laggy servers. They will probably go downhill and might shut down. But don’t quote me on that!

      NEXON has Vindictus, Combat Arms, Maplestory, Atlantica Online, Dragons Nest, Dungeon Fighter Online and Mabinogi, as long as they keep those games running NEXON won’t shut down in the future.

      JOYMAX won’t die because they have a popular game called SILKROAD!

      • Yes, Silkroad , The game that got the mmo monkey on my back , Hate the company but i can’t hate what started my love of the MMOWorld !

        But Joymax is not really a contender anyways , They have 3 game’s They were quick to kill off Karma , Which was a horrible game to get from IjjI anyways, And Darkeden was another dead horse that was not missed when they shut it down to .. So a company that runs off of 3 game’s .. And Silkroad being around as long as it has ..They won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. I think KnightAge might even be helping them alittle but they don’t need alot of $$$ to keep thier little site alive.

        I know up above i said Joymax had to go .. lol , But for as small as they are , I just don’t need to play thier games any more.

        Inflictious

  4. I’m a Fiesta player and I was actually glad to know that Fiesta wasn´t going bye-bye.
    We all know Outspark just shut down, but, does anyone know why did it REALLY shut down?

    • Basically they publish poor quality games and the game makers can’t afford to update the game content because of laziness and poor income.

      • Oh, cuz i starting to hear that they were running the games with illigal softwares, I was like “Wha, O_o? Lol. But you sound more convincable, Outspark did really have a few games to be updating

  5. ok let’s make this CLEAR publishers like outspark ect only publishes ,the game developers make the games. and i found out by a GM that project powder died Because the developer’s didn’t give it new content or bug fixes. which was studio blue cat. Blame them for the down fall for project powder not outspark!. project powder and Luvinia Where great games.

    • Not true! I played THAT same game from a different publisher don’t remember who was it, they called it Snowbound and they had WAY more content then project powder did…

  6. Honestly this isn’t really surprising, I mean the game wasn’t getting any new players, and most those who did star new didn’t play for long.

  7. well if you didnt no outspark and a few other mmo publishers and EA have being sued by Parallel Networks, LLC maybe thats why they shut shop 😀

    • they closed outspark fiesta because of the value of the deal offered by gamigo, outspark cannot be sued by EA games, as there governing legal system is not honored where outsparks buisness was formerly located, from what i understand, the game devs from outspark are looking into making a new website, with a new next generation game, in the next 7 years.

    • Why you so sad about it was shut long time ago…and even before that they dropped that game and didn’t do anything with it…

  8. This company was going nowhere anyway. None of their games are note worthy.I remember for a straight week all of their games we the top voted games on MMOhut. Could have been an exploit by Outspark.

  9. Thank you MMOBomb team for covering this and giving us all the latest info 😀

    Sad day though, one of the original free-to-play publishers has closed down.

  10. Companies which need to go!

    1) Nexon
    2) Aeria
    3) gPotato
    4) Joymax (Silkroad 2 ain’t coming out 🙁 )
    5) Gamigo

  11. Outspark was flatout bad. Only game I was interested in they hosted was project powder it was so full of bugs and glitches it was practically unplayable. I moved on to freejack but hopefully another company will pick it up.

    Gpotato isn’t “Bad” They are just really expensive. Unreasonably so in fact.

  12. This is what happens when you half-ass services over a long period of time. People get sick of your crap and your business fails. I find it downright hilarious since I seen this coming from a mile away. Now if only Nexon and Aeria can suffer the same fate–F2P games might be able to actually move forward as a result.

  13. Outspark was the fist company i ever played an mmo from over 5 years ago being fiesta even though u were a crappy company i will miss you

  14. +1 on the Secret of the solstice was fun for when it was made but all in all glad to see them out the door they have put out some really crap games and taken far too many players money.

  15. Am I the only one whos sad about this? I mean Outspark was one of the founding companys of F2P. A company we should thank for opening F2P MMOs 2 us:\

  16. About damn time! *crossing fingers that gpotato goes next* PUblishers like this are just quick cash sponges who destroy potentially good games one after the next. Hope they went bankrupt too.

  17. finally, outspark kept pulling out stupid games that felt and played like the other 10. mmos are turning into a stupid platform of gaming.

  18. Good BYE! Outspark did indeed have some good game, but most of them were left in the dirt to rot…Like Project powder? was it called like that? I really like that game, but it didn’t have any content at all…

    • Yup , Project Powder.

      Someone needs to make an updated version of a Great snow boarding game.. Not these path game’s.. You know like open world mmo’s, Give us full access to a mountain.
      Free roaming, That would keep a bit more players even if not into the racing style , but just the freedom. Add Bear’s , Deer..all wild life.. Ya pvp wether a course or just get down the mountain..In One Peice !

      Inflictious

      • Man I always thinking of this MMO one huge hill basicly open world limited to one hill which on the other end is a cliff, just so there is some limitation if you fall of ragdoll…But yeah shaun whites snowboarding came close, but failed to deliver multiplayer -.- …It’s a simple recipe and that is why noone has dared to step into…

  19. Poor Gamigo, I was with them until they removed Black Prophecy. IDiot move. They are not bad as far as publishing, questionable, but not bad, but the population in almost all their games = 0. I was the only player logged in to War of Angels one day, and had a GM do cool things with me LOL! Poor company. Sadly, they are the victims of consumers. To many people in the flashy fail end game games, while they provide a solid experienve start to end, but just need the numbers and interest.

    • Well, BP was dropped due to some finnancial problems. Not because they woke up one day, and decided to drop it. Alltho it does sound weird, since as far as i know, it was one of Gamigos most populated games (I might be wrong here)?

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