Chucklefish, developer of fantasy turn-based tactics game Wargroove, has been criticised for casting white actors to voice non-white heroes (via Resetera).
Wulfar, Errol and Orla, and Vesper are three new commanders coming to the game in the Double Trouble DLC. Adrian Vaughn, Eileen Montgomery, Vivien Taylor, and Jessica Straus were revealed to be the voices of the characters, and the Wargroove community were unhappy to see that the non-white commanders are portrayed by white actors. Chucklefish is accused of whitewashing the DLC cast and players have expressed their disappointment with the announcement.
Chucklefish has landed itself in hot water for the second time now. Earlier this year, it was condemned for allegedly exploiting “hundred hours of work” of volunteer Starbound developers. “Regardless of any contracts signed, it’s massively unethical to allow workers to contribute huge amounts of content for no pay when you, the ostensible leader of the team, are walking away with millions of dollars in personal revenue share,” one former developer stated. Chucklefish denied the accusations and requested that those who feel aggrieved, “discuss their concerns with us directly.”
Wargroove is out now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
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