In The Woods Twitter
has a series of posts saying that developer Infinite
Falls is cutting ties with Alec Holowka, who was coder, composer, and
co-designer on Night In The Woods
he abused Zoë Quinn
). They say they agonized over this, but take such allegations seriously.
As a result they are postponing a planned limited run edition of Night In The
Woods and cancelling an unannounced project. Here are the tweets with all the
This week, allegations of past abuse have come to light
regarding Alec Holowka, who was coder, composer, and co-designer on Night In The
Woods. We take such allegations seriously as a team. As a result and after some
agonizing consideration, we are cutting ties with Alec.
We are cancelling a current project and postponing the Limited Run physical
release. The iOS port is being handled by an outside company and supervised by
Finji and will remain in development.
We’ve received a lot of emails and messages in the past few days, often very
hurt and angry. That’s also how we feel. This has been very, very tough.
I should say that I’m Scott. Hello. I run this account. I was the artist, lead
animator, co-designer, co-writer, and the guy who wrote almost all of that
dialogue in the game. Bethany’s here too, she was co-writer and researcher.
Much of Night In The Woods is pulled pretty directly from our lives. Bethany is
from a tiny valley in central PA. I’ve lived out here in Western PA for about 20
years. The characters are us, and people we’ve known. The places are ones we
Thousands of people have connected with Night In The Woods in a very personal
way. We can’t tell you how to feel about any of this. Whatever you’re feeling is
valid. Your experience with art is yours. What it means to you is yours,
regardless of anything else.
Going forward, Night In The Woods will be handled by Bethany and I. We’re not
sure what that all means yet. This stuff takes time.
Thanks for your support over the years. We’re sorry to even have to say any of
this. That’s all I can say at the moment. Thank you for your patience.