Both the developer Infinite Fall and publisher Kinji of indie hit Night in the Woods have distanced themselves from Alec Holowka after the coder and designer was accused of abuse and sexual assault earlier this week.
Taking to Twitter, the game's co-creator Scott Benson said the studio wouldn't be working with Holowka in the future and that the team was "heartbroken" by the allegations levelled at one of their members. This was reiterated on the official Night in the Woods Twitter account, with the team saying they were cutting ties with Holowka after "some agonising consideration."
As a result, a project that's in development has been cancelled and postponing a physical release of the game.
Meanwhile, the CEO of publisher Finji Rebekah Saltsman posted on Twitter saying that she stood beside the Night in the Woods team in their decision to cut ties with Holowka, saying that she is taking the allegations against Holowka seriously.
We have reached out to Holowka for comment