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You don't understand anything about crunch. (Gaming)

by squidnh3, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 07:22 (127 days ago) @ General Battuta

The reason crunch is prevalent is because games are poorly funded and have very, very, very few organized labor protections. There is no game dev union. Games are also poorly planned and have very little institutional knowledge-because studios fail so often, and people are constantly burning out and leaving the industry, there’s no real chance to figure out how to do it better.

To pivot back to Cody's original post, what would be your opinion about how best to change this aspect of the industry? Is relying on each game buyer to do a personal investigation about the working conditions of each game developer really the best option here?


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