Squanch Games announces the resignation of Justin Roiland

Following the news that Justin Roiland will no longer be working on the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty, Squanch Games has similarly announced his resignation. In a Tweet Tuesday evening, the High in life developer revealed Roiland’s departure while at the same time stating that it wants to continue working on new updates and future games. In 2016, Roiland co-founded the studio with Tanya Watson. Roiland was charged with felony domestic violence in the state of California earlier this month, with one count of domestic violence involving bodily harm and one count of false imprisonment by threat, violence, fraud and/or deceit.

“On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received Justin Roiland’s resignation,” writes the company in a statement on Twitter. “The passionate team at Squanch Games will continue to develop games that we know our fans love, while continuing to support and improve them High in life.”

High in life Released last month on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. While the game launched to mixed reviews across the board, it has already enjoyed great success on both Steam and Xbox Game Pass. This is reported by an industry analyst Benji Sales, the title was the most played Xbox Game Pass game in its week of release, as well as the fourth most played game overall across the Xbox platform. The first-person shooter features comedic elements, including sentient talking weapons known as ‘Gatlians’.

In addition to developing High in lifeSquanch Games is also responsible for titles like Bookkeeping and Trover saves the universe. At the time of writing, it is currently unknown what the studio’s next project will be beyond additional support High in life. It is also unclear how the development of these projects might be affected after Roiland’s departure. For now fans of High and life and Squanch Games’ work will just have to wait and see how things go from here.

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