Devil’s Hunt Developer Layopi Games Rumored To Have Shut Down Without Paying Employees

Devil’s Hunt Developer Layopi Games Rumored To Have Shut Down Without Paying Employees
Credit: Devil's Hunt via Steam

Layopi Games previously released Devil’s Hunt on PC. While the game was only launched on one platform, the developer planned to release the title on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

There are now several allegations coming from those who worked with the studio.

According to developers who worked at Layopi Games, they were supposed to receive three months’ pay in one installment, which didn’t happen. They were not paid for December, January, and February but didn’t walk out because they had some trust in management. Employees faced a difficult holiday season. The company promised to pay them but did not go through with their word.

The situation changed for the worst on Friday. The developers went to work as scheduled, but claimed that the entire workplace was cleared out. All personal items were placed in the trash. The developers claim that no one received a warning or notice. They couldn’t even send their boss an email because the company email accounts were also shut down.

The official Twitter account for the developer has been quiet since October, which is around one month after the game was launched. The publisher of the game, 1C Company, hasn’t made any comments about the situation on social media.

A Polish website published a few comments, made anonymously, about the state of the company. Layopi Games hasn’t made any comments regarding the situation to either confirm or deny the Polish news reports.

Devil’s Hunt was the only title Layopi Games developed. The game was based on the novel by Paweł Leśniak, Equilibrium, which revolved around the battle between Angels and Demons. Earth becomes the battlefield where light fought against the darkness.

“You play as Desmond, once a bon vivant son of a rich entrepreneur. Desmond’s life has been drawn into a sequence of unfortunate events that have led him to lose most of his humanity. Making a deal with the devil, Desmond gains demonic powers, becoming the hell’s executor. He is both the destroyer and the savior, with his human part gradually deteriorating as his hunger for vengeance grows.” states the Steam description.

There is one update on the official Steam store page. They released trading cards, badges, emoticons, and backgrounds. Any other plans the developer made will likely not be completed if the rumors are true.

Devil’s Hunt is still available now on PC via Steam.