Brace Yourself Games, the developer behind Crypt of the Necrodancer, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Phantom Brigade, have laid off half its staff. On LinkedIn, the developer lists 43 employees working at the studio, meaning just over 20 people have been let go.
GameDeveloper spotted the layoffs happening at Brace Yourself Games and confirmed the news.
“Yesterday[May 18], senior management at Brace Yourself Games made the incredibly difficult decision to lay off a portion of the company’s staff,” a statement from the studio reads to PC Gamer.
“This decision was not made lightly, as we deeply value our talented and dedicated employees,” the developer said.
“As part of our commitment to our employees, we are providing severance packages and support services to assist those impacted by this decision. We are also working to address the impact on our remaining team members and to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our players.”
Announcing Brace Yourself Publishing! ✨
After nearly a decade of developing games, we now want to use the resources and knowledge we've gained to help smaller indie developers make their own dream projects a reality.
Stay tuned for great new titles we'll be publishing soon! pic.twitter.com/g79yFBsp8A
— Brace Yourself Games (@BYG_Vancouver) August 30, 2022
Last year, Brace Yourself opened an indie publishing arm to help other studios publish their games.