upcoming adventure title a place for the unbound It has been delayed indefinitely after Toge Productions and Mojiken Studios alleged that publisher PCube Games exploited the studio for financial gain. Posted by Developers A joint statement on the game’s official Twitter accountWhich reads, in part:
Earlier this year we found out that UK-based publisher PCube Games, which we signed up for console publishing a place for the unbound In the western regions, we have done certain things that make us feel cheated and exploited, and that is why we have had to terminate our agreement with them.
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2020, PQube Games used our position and legacy as developers from Indonesia to secure diversity funding from a well-known console platform. The Diversity Fund was a grant fund specifically aimed at helping underrepresented game developers during the pandemic. However, instead of giving developers those funds as the grant was intended, PQube Games intentionally withheld information about the grant and used it as leverage for their own commercial gain.
Togey Productions and Mojiken Studios allege that PCube Games concealed facts about the grant, added it as a reimbursable minimum guarantee, and then used it to negotiate an increase in their revenue share. The statement added that the studio only became aware of this in March 2022, and as such, “we clearly cannot rely on PQube Games nor continue working together.”
PQube has responded with a statement denying the allegations, saying it has fulfilled its role as a publisher despite a history of “delays and difficulties” and was “inappropriately modified to our agreement” by Togey Productions. unilaterally enforce the terms”.
We have honored all obligations under our publishing agreement and have supported Togey Productions throughout their delays and difficulties at every stage of product development. This support includes the offering of more significant funding, in addition to grant money, to support development, porting and marketing. Toge Productions has sought some time to unilaterally apply the improperly amended terms to our agreement and it is disappointing that, as a result of not receiving it and despite PQube’s significant efforts to accommodate it, they have not accepted the matter. demanded to be dealt with in this manner. We will respond through appropriate channels.
a place for the unbound A slice-of-life game about a boy and girl set in rural Indonesia in the late ’90s, who deal with anxiety, depression, and a cocktail of supernatural powers. Soul and Raya, two high school sweethearts, go on an adventure through beautiful pixel-art visuals.
The game was originally scheduled for release on Steam, Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s unclear when, or even if, the game will see a release now that publishers and developers are entering this conflict.