Canadian indie developer Brace Yourself Games is perhaps best known in the Nintendo community for its rhythm-based hit The term of Hyrule – reduced the size of its workforce.
Brace Yourself Games shared the following statement with PC player, confirming “an incredibly difficult decision.” In addition to this, it stated how it would provide severance packages and support services to help those affected.
“Yesterday, the senior management of Brace Yourself Games made the incredibly difficult decision to lay off some of the company’s staff. This decision was not made lightly, as we deeply value our talented and dedicated employees.
“As part of our commitment to our employees, we are providing severance packages and support services to help those affected by this decision. We are also working to address the impact on other members of our team and ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our players.”
Despite the dismissal, I am working on a new game Rift of the NecroDancer and NecroDancer’s Crypt: Synchrony DLC will continue along with some other projects, but some other “unannounced” games are reportedly “postponed”.
As the site emphasizes Game developerformer Brace Yourself Games senior producer Crystal Savin mentioned in social networks how much was cut by roughly half the developer workforce:
“It is with a (very) heavy heart that I am announcing that I have recently been affected by a 50% reduction in my studio workforce after only 4 months with the company.”
The Brace Yourself Games LinkedIn Page shows 43 people working at the Vancouver studio, so based on this new information, there could potentially be just over 20 people left. Other employees also wrote about them departure recently.