Those looking forward to the release of A Space for the Unbound on Switch will have to hold out a bit longer, as it seems there’s something quite serious brewing between the game’s developer and publisher.
Developer Mojiken Studio claims that publisher PQube hasn’t released funds it obtained via a diversity program. You can see a snippet of the accusation in text below, but make sure to read the full message in the image.
“PQube Games used our position and heritage as developers from Indonesia to obtain a diversity fund from a well known console platform. Rather than paying the grant money to us, PQube Games hid the facts about the grant’s award and added it as a recoupable minimum guarantee and then used it to negotiate the increase of their revenue share.”
Mojiken Studio is attempting to get the publishing rights for A Space For The Unbound back from PQube, but that hasn’t happened as of right now. PQube has released a statement of their own on this situation, and you can read it in full below.
We have honoured all obligations of our publishing agreement and have supported Toge Productions at every stage of product development throughout their delays and difficulties. This support has included offering significant further funding, over and above grant funding, to support development, porting and marketing. Toge Productions have sought for some time to unilaterally enforce unreasonable revised terms to our agreement and it is disappointing that, as a result of not achieving that and despite PQube’s significant efforts to accommodate this, they have sought to deal with the matter in this way. We will respond through the appropriate channels.