Author: Radu Stochita

Crunch: The Reality of Working Conditions in Game Development

The game industry often requires developers to work sixteen-hour days to meet pre-release deadlines. But reasonable hours are the key to productivity. In November 2004, a blogger behind the username ea_spouse, published an opinion piece describing the working-conditions of her husband at EA Games, one of the biggest game development companies in the world. She… Read more »

Every Game Makes a Statement

Whether or not developers acknowledge it, politics and video games are deeply intertwined — for better or worse. The title of the mission, “No Russian,” rolls on my screen. I hold my breath while listening to the instructions given by Makharov, a Russian ultra-nationalist, who I am supposed to follow. I hold my disguise the… Read more »