Former Cave Company Director Under Investigation for Malpractice

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Deathsmiles, Akai Katana developer estimates 29 million yen in damages

Japanese game developer Cave (DoDonPachi Resurrection, Akai Katana) issued a statement on Friday about a former company director who is now under investigation for malpractice.

The director in question was in charge of new business development. According to Cave, this director abused the power to order supplies, accepting bribes from subcontractors to order more than was needed for system and game development.

This activity apparently occurred between May 2014 and January 2015, and was discovered in late March. The company director resigned on April 3.

Cave currently estimates a loss of approximately 29 million yen (US$234,000) due to these practices. The company has designated an investigation committee to handle the situation going forward, enact prevention measures, and to consult with a legal adviser regarding taking legal measures and filing a claim with police for compensation.

Cave was founded in 1994, and is mostly known for its shooting games. Aksys Games released Cave's Deathsmiles game for the Xbox 360 in 2010, and Rising Star Games released Akai Katana on the Xbox 360 in North America in 2012.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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