Three key members of Disco Elysium studio have left...

Three key members of Disco Elysium studio have left “involuntarily”


Co-founder says trio has not been working at ZA/UM since last year, studio says development is still “a collective effort”

Three members of ZA/UM, the studio behind the acclaimed Disco Elysium, have been dismissed from the studio.

The news emerged via a Medium post by Martin Luiga, a co-founder and secretary of “the ZA/UM cultural association,” a group of creative people that is separate from the games studio of the same name. Luiga was an editor on Disco Elysium.

In the post, he reported that ZA/UM Studio founder and Disco Elysium designer Robert Kurvitz, writer Helen Hindpere, and art director Aleksander Rostov have not been working at the company “since the end of last year,” adding that “their leaving the company was involuntary.”

No further details on the reasons for their departure are given, but Rostov posted a tweet on behalf of the trio confirming that they are no longer at the studio.

A ZA/UM spokesperson told Eurogamer: “Like any video game, the development of Disco Elysium was and still is a collective effort, with every team member’s contribution essential and valued as part of a greater whole.

“At this time, we have no further comment to make other than the ZA/UM creative team’s focus remains on the development of our next project, and we are excited to share more news on this with you all soon.”

Luiga also announced the ZA/UM cultural association is now dissolved as it “no longer represents the ethos it was founded on.”

He said the organisation was “successful overall and most of the mistakes that were made were contingent, determined by the sociocultural conditions we were thrown into,” adding:

“I still encourage people to organize, and I would say that one of the qualities that the ZA/UM cultural organization sorely lacked was pretty much any formal structure. For a while, it was beautiful. My sincerest thanks to all that have rooted for us.”

Read More

Latest news

A healthy serving of soul music

Soul Food Tuesdays, one of the...


INSIDE Germany salvage 1-1 draw with Spain -...

Speid cites reason for Hallgrimsson

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee...

‘Family feud’ ends amicably as Spain and Germany draw -game loss

A Trench Town man, Steven Johnson,...
- Advertisement -spot_img

Carpenter charged with murder

A 41-year-old carpenter has been charged...

WATCH: Educators to groom ‘new thinkers in farming’, says Charles Jr

Pearnel Charles Jr at the official launch of the 'Grow Smart, Eat Smart' campaign at the annual Denbigh Agricultural,...

Must read

Jennifer Lopez thought she was ‘going to die’ after ‘painful’ Ben Affleck split

November 28, 2022 | 5:58pm Jennifer Lopez and Ben...

Khloé Kardashian trolled over strange Instagram ad: ‘She just wanted the check’

November 28, 2022 | 5:37pm Khloé Kardashian’s fans are...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you