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Game developers on why everyone — from writers to HR and designers — should be considered devs
Alana Pearce, who is now working on God of War: Ragnarok at Santa Monica Studio, has sent a quick reminder that writers are also part of the dev team. Developers from other studios stepped in to support her.
Developers discuss NDAs and working on several cancelled AAA games in row
A redditor posted a story about the cancellation of a AAA game they’ve been working on for a few years. The thread went viral, with other users sharing their own experiences of developing high-budget projects and being shackled by different NDAs.
Game developers on research and work travels being “exhausting” rather than vacation-like
Sledgehammer Games game director Glen Schofield’s take on how much work goes into making Call of Duty has caused heated debate online. A lot of developers supported his point of view, saying that work travels and the research process might be really “exhausting.”
Blizzard senior producer on why AAA studios losing experienced devs: “It’s not some conspiracy”
Tami Sigmund, senior producer at Blizzard, has shared her thoughts on the problem of senior devs leaving big game companies during the pandemic. Although people keep speculating about it, there are some objective reasons for this situation.
Amazon’s ‘draconian rules’ for creating your own games spark heated debate among developers
James Liu, a software engineer at Google, has shared a piece of Amazon’s employment contract. The post went viral due to some rules the company allegedly has regarding creating your personal games as a hobby. Here is what other developers and users think of it.
Josh Sawyer and other game developers on retirement: “I don’t believe it will be an option for me”
The games industry attracts more creators and specialists each year. However, the question is if they will be able to save enough money and retire, or have to work until their last breath? Here are some insights from developers.