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Firehose Games is offering free office space to laid off Boston developers following BioShock studio closure

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Rock Band Blitz co-developer Firehose Games is offering free office space to laid off developers in the Boston area who have decided to go indie.

In the wake of a number of developer layoffs across Boston, culminating in the news of BioShock developer Irrational Games winding down, Firehose will offer desk space and basic equipment for free. Those interested in applying are asked to email the developer with information on their indie plans and why they should receive aid.

"Most of the developers laid off are probably wondering 'What am I going to do next?,' reads a post from the studio's official blog, "and some are considering going indie and releasing their own games. Meanwhile we're in the process of setting up an indie game seed fund designed to support Boston area indie teams, though we're not quite ready to start taking on applications for that yet as we're still getting our ducks in a row.

"However sometimes you need to strike while the iron is hot and we can't sit by and watch all this potential development talent evaporate, especially considering our mission to help other indie devs. So we're going to do what we can to help!"

Interested developers can apply here via email.