Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 47: Cruelty Free Witcher Games

There's a lot more to fixing crunch than just slapping a label on a box.

The gang continues to shake things up this week with a very nice appearance from Fanbyte Editor-in-Chief John Warren! The former game developer joins the crew to discuss the dreaded crunch: that period towards the end of any creative endeavor where employers are often forced to work unreasonable hours at the end of a production cycle. We go into the pitfalls of turning this term into a buzzword and how it often blinds us to the bigger picture. Then we wrap things up with game talk and… mascots. Yeah…

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Discussed on this episode: Halo: Reach, Super Mario Odyssey, Etrian Odyssey 5, Destiny 2, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

Our intro and outro music is “Sand On Your Face” by Giants’ Nest, acquired through Epidemic Sound.