Night In The Woods follow up Revenant Hill has been cancelled

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Health issues have led to the suspension of development on Revenant Hill, from the co-creators of Night In The Woods.

The Glory Society has announced that it is ending development on Revenant Hill as a result of health issues. At the same time, the developer is being wound up.

The group’s website now reads: “The Glory Society was a worker cooperative that worked on a game called Revenant Hill.” The cooperative included Bethany Hockenberry and Scott Benson, co-creators of the acclaimed 2017 game Night In The Woods.

In a post on X (aka Twitter), The Glory Society explained that the reason for ceasing development on Revenant Hill was related to the health of two members:

“Making anything complex poses challenges along the way. Games take a while to make and usually require a good team working together. We’ve been lucky to have one such good team. Unfortunately, recent serious health issues have necessitated two key members stepping away from the project indefinitely. We are a small team and we each wear multiple hats.

“This is a loss of several hard to replace hats in an environment where all hats are needed. Given the realities of schedules, budgets, and the fraught task of reworking the whole project within those parameters, the team has amicably decided to suspend operations. For all intents and purposes, this is the end of the development of Revenant Hill.”

The statement adds that the decision was made collectively for the wellbeing of the team, which is “frankly more important than games”.

Revenant Hill was announced in May this year as part of the PlayStation Showcase, and would have told the story of Twig the cat, who takes up residence in a graveyard and takes on jobs to pay rent to an owl landlord.

“Times are hard, making ends meet is harder, and the world doesn’t stop at the edge of the graveyard,” reads the game’s Steam description. “Something big and dark is at work in the towns and factories, in the forests and hills.”

Here’s hoping Revenant Hill will one day return from its own development grave.

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