Originally written by Isabelle Pavlova for mmorgy.com

Spend the Night, the online dating game/service in production by Republik Games, has suspended development due to funding issues. Whether or not the game will resume production at a later date is up in the air, with the company needing to find new investors before any more progress can be made.

The press release from the company is included in the extended post.

Republik Games Hits Funding Snag; Company to Suspend Production on
Spend the Night Game

HOLLYWOOD—March 31, 2006 — Republik Games announced today that the
company had not completed an anticipated round of equity financing and
as a result, would be suspending production on its flagship game,
Spend the Night. The company had previously raised an undisclosed sum
in two funding rounds and was well into production of the
erotically-charged game.

"The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster for the company" said
CEO, Robert Coshland. "We had a single day record of 1.8 million hits
on our website, we’re being included in a documentary on the future of
video games, and we have over 100 people join our mailing list
everyday. Unfortunately game development is expensive and attention
doesn't translate into operational funds. " Coshland indicated that 12
people were affected by the shut down. "Republik Games intends to
focus on raising new capital. It’s not just an incredible product—it's
a solid business proposition and we have the research, the materials,
and the numbers to back it up."