My Time At Portia developers, Pathea Games, have recently come under fire for apparently not paying the people who've supplied voice acting for the game in question, and now they've decided to come clean about what's actually been going on.
The idea that MTAP voice actors aren't getting paid apparently stems from problems in communication and the ways in which developers have attempted to handle payments, which was then compounded by a third party claiming that no payments were being made at all.
Developers have come clean in a lengthy Steam Discussions post which has gone into great details explaining just how and why someone came to believe that they're not getting paid for the amount of voice-work they've done.
"With our initial casting, we outlined an initial pay, along with additional pay once the game was completed," said the developers. "Everyone who auditioned at that time agreed to this, or they should not have auditioned. Those who auditioned and were accepted, recieved that pay, and would recieve the final pay on completion of the game."
After aforementioned third-party called them out, developers realised what was happening, and reacted accordingly: "We communicated with what actors were willing to come forward and share their feelings, and in turn, we concluded that periodic payment would be a better course of action than what we had plotted prior."
Worse yet, developers' haste to fix the issue brought about further inconsistencies and structural issues, thus slowing things down even more. Pathea is still looking into resolving the problems, and note that all of this stems from simple miscommunication, extending apologies to all those who feel Pathea Games have conducted unfairly towards them.