Versus Evil staff fired, doors close the weekend before Christmas

Capitalism is the true evil.

MajorLinux - Editor-in-chief

Capitalism has come to rear its ugly head once again mere days before Christmas. Thirteen more people are now seeking work after Versus Evil was shut down on Friday.

Today is a sad day. After 10 wonderful years, Versus Evil is shutting its doors. We’ve loved bringing you the best indie games we could find & sharing so many happy memories with you all, our amazing community! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for everything!”

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The former head of production, Lance James, got on Twitter just before the above announcement to let folks know the whole team was let go.

He further added that it “wasn’t a Versus Evil decision or choice.” Essentially, parent company TinyBuild was behind this hatchet job. TinyBuild purchased Versus Evil in 2021. On December 5, tinyBuild revealed that Versus Evil was an underperformer. Three of the publishers four games had been delayed from 2023 to 2024.

So, it appears that all this is coming due to some cost saving measures at the company. Another situation where acquisitions occur, don’t work out, and the employees suffer through the whole process. What also sucks with this is that tinyBuild was just able to get $2 million in funding from Atari the day before. But I guess it wasn’t enough to save some jobs.

It turns my stomach to see people lose jobs when the people who truly make mistakes get to stay.

The publisher was fighting versus evil and they lost.

Source: Polygon

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Marcus Summers is a Linux system administrator by trade. He has been working with Linux for nearly 15 years and has become a fan of open source ideals. He self identifies as a socialist and believes that the world's information should be free for all.
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