Ukrainian developer Frogwares explain how they released a DLC given the war

By MediaMonkey

March 25, 2022
Ukrainian video game developer Frogwares is facing more than just crunch and bugs: their country has been invaded by the Russians. Nevertheless, they managed to release a DLC for their game Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, leading people to wonder: how.
 
So IGN have spoken to Frogwares: “Despite being embroiled in a horrendous war, the majority Ukrainian-based team managed this through external partners and a handful of remote-based staff. They are now aiming to adapt to the situation and do what they can to keep the studio semi-functioning and afloat…
 
…Nobody on the team is expected to work, only those who can and want to. Some on the team have become full-time volunteers in the humanitarian efforts around the country. Others have joined the defence forces. The rest are in various, safer locations abroad or around the country and have made themselves available to work remotely. And we continue to pay all of these people on the team.”
 
Spare a thought for these game devs, who are now on the frontline.

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