— Indivisible (@IndivisibleRPG) October 9, 2020
The abrupt end to Indivisible’s development culminates weeks of uncertainty for Lab Zero. Over the summer, two individuals accused Mike Zaimont, the lead designer of Indivisible and sole owner of the studio, of making inappropriate sexual comments. In August, it came out that Zaimont had allegedly made similar comments to some of the other developers at Lab Zero.
When the allegations became public, a board made up of some of the studio’s employees asked Zaimont to leave. When the two groups couldn’t reach an agreement on his departure terms, Zaimont dissolved the board. In protest, several prominent studio members resigned their positions. By the start of September, Zaimont laid off anyone who hadn’t already left the company. Since then, six former Lab Zero Games developers have gone on to form Future Club, which they structured as a co-op.
“We are proud of the game that was created and are happy that it has received the positive response that it deserves,” 505 Games said. “We are sorry the journey has ended this way.”