Another domino has fallen in the Justin Roiland saga.
The fallout from the domestic violence charges against animator and Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland continues. Following the announcement that Adult Swim had severed all ties with Roiland, attention turned to Squanch Games; a game studio founded by Roiland that recently produced High On Life. As revealed on Twitter, Roiland resigned on January 16 after more than six years at the helm of Squanch Games.
The team also shared that they will “continue to make games that we know our fans will love, while continuing to support and improve High On Life.” Alongside the shooter, the studio released games like Accounting and Trover Saves the Universe, both games with the distinctive comedy style that Roiland has become synonymous with.
While Roiland has obviously been an integral part of both Squanch Games and the Rick and Morty series, his departure from both has always been the likely outcome and it remains to be seen how big the impact will be. For the show, this means replacing not only a voice actor but also part of the creative vision behind it, while Squanch Games is also likely to see a change in its comedy-centric output.
However, given the potential ramifications of the legal charges brought against the creator, both the Squanch Games and Adult Swim situations appear to be the right moves, at least for now.
https://twinfinite.net/2023/01/justin-roiland-resigns-from-squanch-games-following-domestic-abuse-allegations/ Justin Roiland resigns from Squanch Games following allegations of domestic violence