On the same day no less, both Spartan Games and Tor Gaming have made announcements that they will be closing their doors. Spartan Games is known for Firestorm Armada (a spaceship war game), Dystopian Wars (a victorian scifi naval war game), and the Spartan Scenics (a line for miniature scenery). Tor Gaming is best known for their fantasy war game, Relics. Both press releases mention the ever growing board game industry, and with growth comes more competition. And unfortunately the splintering of their respective customer bases was too much for them, and they had to cease operations. This announcement comes as especially bad news for the backers of the Dystopian World Expansion Kickstarter that is still in the process of being fulfilled. It is always a sad day to see companies go, and we wish the best for all those involved.