January 28, 2023

Ukrainian studio Frogwares has been very outspoken about the Russian invasion of its homeland. Workers were forced to flee the Ukrainian capital Kiev (opens in new tab) in May, but just a few days later, Frogwares announced it was starting work on a brand new project (opens in new tab), in part as an act of defiance: “A clear middle finger to those who thought they could just roll into our country hoping to disrupt and ruin our lives,” the studio said. As a reward in an August crowdfunding campaign for a remake of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, the first game from Frogwares, it also offered followers the chance to post messages on artillery shells to be fired at Russian troops — and roundly rejected criticism. (opens in new tab) of the move.

Yesterday, the studio shared a status update on Twitter, not about the state of the game but about life in Ukraine, which the studio said is “pretty hard“the past few months.

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