labor

Graveyard Keeper

'Graveyard Keeper' Is About Losing Your Future to Your Present

The darkly humorous farming simulator is dead serious about questioning our relationship with labor and goals.
David J. Lumb
9.13.18
labor

Why Don't Remakes And Remasters Always Credit the Original Developers?

Tributes, thank yous, and shout outs are one thing, but in the case of 'Shadow of the Colossus,' 'Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner,' and others, it falls short. Crediting is power.
Patrick Klepek
9.12.18
Listen

Why Are So Many People Leaving Video Games?

On today's Waypoint Radio, we talk about the industry's talent exodus.
Danielle Riendeau
6.1.18
unionization

Stability, Support, and Safety: Small Game Studios Need Unions Too

Most of the discussion around games and labor focuses on AAA developers. But indie game developers could also benefit from the added stability and workplace protections offered by organizing.
Dante Douglas
5.3.18
Podcasts

Quantic Dream Is Suing Journalists. We Have Some Thoughts.

Waypoint Radio, can you hear that sound? It's David Cage in the news. Assemble the team.
Danielle Riendeau
4.24.18
labor

A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic

It doesn't matter if the developers of 'Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor — Martyr' were joking. What matters is people believed it.
Patrick Klepek
4.20.18
labor

After Destroying Lives For Decades, Gaming Is Finally Talking Unionization

A concern-trolling panel at the Game Developers Conference was the catalyst that led workers to start organizing in a way they never have before.
Ian Williams
3.23.18
Modders

This Modder Has Spent Years Turning 'Prison Architect' Into a Soviet Gulag

Since 2014, ApolloLV has been chipping away at a mod attempting to convey one of the great horrors of the USSR.
Patrick Klepek
2.12.18
Life Is Strange

The Voice Actors Strike Over, Ashly Burch Is Returning to 'Life is Strange'

Burch will reprise her role as Chloe Price for a final episode called "Farewell."
Patrick Klepek
11.30.17
labor

Telltale Lays Off a Quarter of Employees as Part of Massive 'Restructuring'

That's 90 people. It's a huge blow, and signals big changes at the company.
Patrick Klepek
11.7.17
SAG-AFTRA

Gaming Voice Actors Reach Tentative Agreement to End Strike

If the agreement is passed, it means more bonuses, additional money, and needed transparency about secret projects.
Patrick Klepek
9.25.17
Tacoma

Even in the Fancy Utopia of 'Tacoma,' Labor Politics are Still Hell

Techno-utopianism secretly dreams of serfdom.
Dante Douglas
9.7.17