A recent tweet from High On Life’s official Twitter account revealed that the game has successfully reached 7.5 million unique players. In a lighthearted twist, the announcement also poked fun at gaming sites such as Eurogamer, which gave the game a one-star rating, and Kotaku, with a statement reading, “Kotaku quote unavailable because we didn’t want to pay them for it.”
However, the game has faced challenges in the past, particularly after Justin Roiland, the founder of Squanch Games, which developed High On Life, was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery and false imprisonment in Orange County, California. The charges stemmed from a January 2020 incident involving an unnamed woman Roiland was reportedly dating at the time. In March 2023, the charges against Roiland were dismissed due to insufficient evidence. Following the dismissal, Roiland released a statement on social media expressing his determination to move forward and focus on his creative projects and restoring his reputation.
High On Life follows a protagonist fresh out of high school, with no job or ambition. The protagonist’s life takes an unexpected turn when an alien cartel invades Earth, seeking to get high off humanity. Players must team up with a group of talking guns, becoming the deadliest intergalactic bounty hunters the cosmos has ever seen. The game offers a variety of biomes and locations to explore, along with numerous challenges and encounters with unique characters. Players must utilize the special skills of each talking gun to take on various criminals and ultimately track down the notorious Garmantuous and his gang of alien goons.