The Developer Funomena, who has collaborated with Keita Takahashi, a developer of Katamari Damacy, will close at the end of the month after the accusations of abuse within the work environment around the study director, Robin Hunicke.
The accusations came to light last week as part of a report of People Make Games on abuses in the workspace within three independent studies. In the video, Chris Bratt of People Make Games speaks with different Funomena members who ensure that Hunicke is emotionally abusive and uses sensitive personal information humilly. Many of her employees describe it as “the instigator of a large amount of toxicity” within the study.
In response to the accusations, Hunicke published a message on Twitter: “You are sad to know that there are people who have been hurt by mistakes that I have committed, I’m sorry. Right now I’m going to take a while to talk with people, focus on the answers That everyone is sharing, and think about what is the next step. “
However, in a video published as a continuation to the previous one in People Make Games, Chris Bratt explains that Funomena will close its doors.
Neither Funomena nor Hunicke has pronounced on the fact.