Lynn and the Spirits of Inao, the Studio Ghibli-inspired platformer by French developer Bloomylight Studio, has been canceled according to the latest update on the game’s Kickstarter page.
To summarize what’s been going on with Lynn and the Spirits of Inao, there’s been recent allegations from interns claiming that they were never paid by Bloomylight Studio for the work they put into the game, and that’s a pretty big deal in France, as it’s illegal to have unpaid internships for over two months. You can read more about it here for the full details.
After being put in the spotlight regarding the issue, Bloomylight Studio has announced the cancelation of Lynn and the Spirits of Inao, and followed up with the following message on Kickstarter:
First of all, thank you to all of the backers who supported Lynn and the Spirits of Inao.
After being deeply affected by the various stories from the past few days, and conscious of the mistakes from the past which are now harming the game, we have taken the difficult decision to end the adventure here. In the face of the violent declarations made to us and the threats uttered against members of the team, we now have to end this project that was born in 2011. It is regrettable that a handful of individuals were able to destroy the work of so many people and that they spent so much energy to cause a relentlessness of incredible violence against our team.
We would like to thank all the people who contributed to the game and got involved in the project. These last five years spent working hard on Lynn and the Spirits of Inao were an unforgettable experience motivated by the passion to create a game of quality and to offer a new experience.
Thank you for your understanding.