- Sea of Stars is a recently released indie RPG developed by indie developers Sabotage Studio.
- Sea of Stars featured a cameo appearance from YouTuber “Jirard the Completionist” as an in-game NPC.
- Following a major scandal surrounding The Completionist, Sabotage Studio has decided to replace the NPC with an upcoming update.
Sea of Stars developers Sabotage Studio have just announced that they will remove a certain cameo from the game. Speaking on their discord, the developers confirmed that they will be replacing an NPC who was previously a cameo of popular YouTuber “Jirard the Completionist” following a massive scandal involving a charity fraud.
The developers state that while they don’t want to pass judgment, they “make it a priority to maintain a positive and optimistic space.”
A few weeks ago, it came to light that The Completionist was holding onto money meant to be donated to charity. The scandal was uncovered by YouTubers “SomeOrdinaryGamer” and “Karl Jobst.” Since then, the situation has only escalated with a detailed response from “The Completionist” where he tried to clear the matter and also threatened a lawsuit against the people who uncovered the scandal.
Sea of Stars featured a cameo appearance from The Completionist in the form of a character called “Jirard the Constructionist.” This isn’t the first time a popular figure has been removed from an indie title. In 2015, famous YouTuber “JonTron” was removed from the voice cast of Yooka-Laylee upon the discovery of some very … morally dubious statements.
Don’t let any of this detract you from the fact that Sea of Stars is one of the best games of this year. An exceptional indie RPG featuring a fantastic combat system and some of the best use of pixel art I’ve ever seen in an indie title. Sea of Stars also took home the award for Best Indie Game of 2023 during The Game Awards earlier this month, an award that it absolutely deserved.
2023 has proven to be a fantastic year for RPGs with the likes of titles such as Final Fantasy 16, Sea of Stars, and Game of the Year winner Baldur’s Gate 3. 2024 is also proving to be no slouch either with titles like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Persona 3 Reload and Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth are all planned to release within the first two months of the year.
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