unionization

labor

In 2018, Video Game Developers Took Unionization Seriously

In a year filled with debate about work-life balance, crunch culture, and "passion," the first steps towards developer organization are finally being taken.
Dante Douglas
12.17.18
politics

Don't Let Telltale Milk Your Fandom Until They Pay The Workers They Screwed

Even if 'The Walking Dead' comes back, it means nothing if the company's 275 employees never get a severance check.
Patrick Klepek
9.25.18
E3 2018

We Asked Nintendo, Microsoft, and 12 Other Devs How They Deal With Crunch

Some didn't want to talk about it, others praised governments with pro-labor laws, and most were somewhere in-between.
Waypoint Staff
7.9.18
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
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