Published On: Tue, Dec 17th, 2019

Dangen Entertainment CEO Steps Down After Harassment Allegations Surface

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Japan-based indie publisher Dangen Entertainment has done headlines for a past several weeks after a company’s CEO Ben Judd was indicted of inapt behaviour, nuisance and bad business practices by an unknown chairman (via Medium), who had worked as a relationship between mixed parties and Dangen for many years.

It’s now resulted in Judd stepping down from his position, being discharged as a clamp boss of a Digital Development Management Agency and vacating from a house of BitSummit’s organisational committee, JIGA. The halt CEO replacing Judd during Dangen will be Dan Stern.

These allegations done anxiety to Judd’s former partner – a designed named Alex – who referred to a now-former CEO as a “predator” in a array of tweets progressing this year, that “held meetings in frame clubs, unprotected himself to people in public, and tormented younger women”.

As Judd was in a position of power, a victims concerned did not feel they could “speak up” or ask him to stop, though putting their possess careers, attention opportunities and connectors during risk. GameIndustry.biz also spoke, “directly with 12 sources” who done “various claims” about Judd’s bad business control and poise during work and in amicable environments.

Judd has given released a matter on Dangen’s website, here’s a snippet:

I’ve caused a good understanding of pain to not usually Alex, though my friends, co-workers, and business family and we am deeply contemptible for that. In sequence to take shortcoming and give myself time and space to work on this, we will be stepping divided from Dangen and Bitsummit and holding leave from my other attention endeavors. For a foreseeable future, we will be focusing on regulating some of a issues that have come to light as good as spending time with my family.

Dangen co-founder Nayan Ramachandran will also no longer be a full-time worker due to his unsuited control and disaster to follow by on promises to developers, nonetheless he will stay on as a freelancer and be celebrated financially.

One of a game’s held adult in this story is a bullet-hell shooter Devil Engine by Protoculture Games. Alongside Sorcerobe (the creator of Fight Knight), both studios accurate with GamesIndustry.biz that a strange Medium comment deliberating bad communication, business control and mishandling of payments was referencing their companies.

Since divulgence this, Protoculture Games has released a following tweet, saying it no longer has entrance to Devil Engine (published by Dangen Entertainment) on Nintendo Switch or Steam:

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