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Crypt of the Necrodancer studio Brace Your self Video games has confirmed that it has laid off a portion of its workers, and has “shelved” some unannounced initiatives in consequence.

The layoffs had been initially reported by Game Developer, which famous a tweet from former senior producer Crystal Savin, who stated she was let go after being on the firm for simply 4 months. In line with Savin, half of the corporate’s workforce was impacted; the Brace Your self web site at the moment lists 41 workers whereas the corporate’s LinkedIn web page lists 43.

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“Yesterday, senior administration at Brace Your self Video games made the extremely troublesome resolution to put off a portion of the corporate’s workers,” Brace Your self Video games stated in a press release despatched to PC Gamer. “This resolution was not made calmly, as we deeply worth our proficient and devoted workers.

“As a part of our dedication to our workers, we’re offering severance packages and assist providers to help these impacted by this resolution. We’re additionally working to handle the influence on our remaining group members and to make sure that we proceed to fulfill the wants of our gamers.”

The studio stated that regardless of the layoffs, growth of the Crypt of the NecroDancer: Synchrony DLC and the brand new Rift of the Necrodancer game, each of that are at the moment in early entry on Steam, will proceed. Work on Phantom Brigade, which launched in February, and one unannounced game will proceed, and that “full assist can even proceed to be offered for titles being printed by Brace Your self Publishing.”

Brace Your self would not verify what number of workers had been laid off, however studio founder Ryan Clark and director of communications Madeleine Grey each retweeted Savin’s assertion of a “50% minimize in workforce.” UI designer and programmer Ben Humphries, who introduced his personal departure from Brace Your self earlier this week, tweeted in response to the Game Developer report, “It is true.”

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