This sat in drafts and I never got around to finishing it. Now the info is really outdated, but still – wanted to talk about companies that make games really briefly.
First, we have this nice reminder of EA being voted worst company to work for (again)
Then, we have FUNCOM being raided for suspected wrongdoings
Add in a whole bunch of short-term stock thinking, churn and burn/crunchtime production mentality and man, I can’t help but think:
Is it really a surprise we get crappy games?
Then IÂ read this gem from over at Valve – their awesome employee handbook
And this – the Bteam website
Is Corporate (North) America ready for an epic showdown? Is it all coming to a head as hard working humans reject that they need to be taken advantage of to earn a living?
Can we have purpose AND profits?
(side note: goÂ read Tony Hsieh – Delivering Happiness)