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 Now the info is really outdated, but still – wanted to talk about companies that make games really briefly.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)
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 I 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: go read Tony Hsieh – Delivering Happiness)