Twenty-year-old UK publisher Empire Interactive has confirmed that the company has entered into administration (which is like bankruptcy, if bankruptcy put vinegar on its french fries and called them chips). Forty-nine members of the staff will be let go while six will stay on to help administrator KPMG with the process.

The company isn't a household name in the states, but you might be familiar with some of the recent titles they've had a hand in, like Pipe Mania, Jackass: The Game and FlatOut.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.