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Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland has resigned from Squanch Games, the development studio he co-founded.
A tweet posted by the High on Life studio’s official Twitter account stated that Roiland had left last week.
Although no reason is given for the departure, the main cause is likely the fact that Roiland is currently facing domestic violence charges.
“On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received Justin Roiland’s resignation,” the studio’s brief statement reads.
“The passionate team at Squanch will keep developing games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life.”
Roiland was charged in 2020 with one count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud and/or deceit, a charge that came to light earlier this month when Roiland appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing.
Roiland was reportedly arrested and released on a $50,000 bond in August 2020 and arraigned in October 2020. He pled ‘not guilty’ to the charges at the time.
Best known as the co-creator and star of the popular adult animated comedy TV series Rick and Morty, Roiland was also the co-founder and CEO of Squanch Games.
At launch the game broke several notable engagement records. According to Microsoft, it was the subscription service’s biggest launch of 2022, the biggest third-party launch of all time, and the biggest release of a single player-only game.