In December, Squanch Games set new Game Pass records with the darkly humorous shooter High On Life. However, the studio now faces a difficult future: Justin Roiland, one of the studio's founders, is resigning from the game company after serious allegations.
Justin Roiland is one of the most gifted artists of our time. He is not only responsible for the popular Rick and Morty cartoon series, but also directs his own games studio, which was particularly successful with the last title, High on Life. In December, the thrill had just sunk.
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Reason: Serious charges were filed against Roiland, led by a former partner of his, who filed a complaint in 2020. She claims him of domestic abuse and false imprisonment. At the time, Roiland was released on bail and had entered not guilty. A second hearing is scheduled for April 2023.
Adult Swim, the producer of Rick and Morty, had already taken action. Roiland's relationship has come to an end. However, the series itself should continue, and currently they are looking for new voices for the two main characters.
Justin Roiland had previously announced his retirement from the company via Twitter. For this reason, the developer of High on Life should not be allowed to continue developing.
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Often, video games are funny, but few are. Thankfully, things are quite different with the new High on Life, thanks to the creative talents of Rick and Morty. Felix introduces you to the shooter.