John Gibson, president of publisher Chivalry 2, Killing Floor and Maneater, tweeted to say that he “felt it was important to be a pro-life game developer.”
Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming Texas law prohibiting abortion for babies with a heartbeat. As an artist, I don’t often do politics. Still, with so many vocal peers on the other side of this question, I thought it was important to speak out as a pro-life game developer.
– John Gibson (@RammJaeger) September 4, 2021
Atlanta, Ga.-Based co-developer Shipwright Studios, who worked on Chivalry 2 and Maneater, tweeted in response to say that it had canceled all of its existing contracts with Tripwire.
– Studios de charpentier (@shipwrightstdio) September 5, 2021
Toronto-based Chivalry 2 developer Torn Banner Studios did not announce that he had severed ties with Tripwire, but did tweet to distance himself from Gibson’s statement.
“We do not share the opinion expressed in a recent tweet from the chairman of Tripwire, editor of Chivalry 2,” Torn Banner tweeted.
“This perspective is not shared by our team, nor is it reflected in the games we create. The declaration opposes what we believe about women’s rights. “
We do not share the opinion expressed in a recent tweet from the Chairman of Tripwire, editor of Chivalry 2. This point of view is not shared by our team, nor reflected in the games we create. The declaration opposes what we believe about women’s rights.
– Torn Banner Studios (@TornBanner) September 6, 2021
Texas’ new anti-abortion law took effect last week after a nod from the United States Supreme Court. It allows anyone, anywhere, to sue anyone linked to an abortion in which cardiac activity has been detected in the embryo: as early as six weeks pregnant, before most women even realize that they are pregnant.
US President Joe Biden called the Supreme Court ruling “an unprecedented attack on a woman’s constitutional rights.”