Roiland to soon stand trial on felony domestic violence charges.
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Squanch Games, the studio behind High on Life, have parted ways from co-founder Justin Roiland. Roiland submitted his resignation from the studio earlier this week. This comes in the same week that Adult Swim cut ties with Roiland. Both Rick and Morty from Rick and Morty will be recast and co-creator Dan Harmon will take over as showrunner.

This all came about after it was revealed that Justin Roiland has been charged with a felony domestic violence complaint. This complaint was made in May of 2020 but the upcoming case was only made public this year. Roiland initially pled not guilty and was released on a $50,000 (USD) bond in August of 2020. This entire situation was kept from the public until January 12, 2023 when news broke up about the charges and upcoming trial. The trial is set to begin on April 27 in Orange County, California.

As mentioned, Adult Swim has opted to recast Roiland's roles in Rick and Morty. Hulu has also dropped Roiland this week. Squanch Games also announced that Roiland resigned from the studio.

On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received Justin Roiland’s resignation. The passionate team at Squanch will keep developing games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life.
In December 2022, Total Gaming Network reviewed High on Life, scoring it four out of five stars. Roiland voices various characters throughout High on Life. The game was reviewed prior to these charges against Roiland being made public.