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New Report Spotlights How Toxicity Flourished in Florence, Gone Home, and Wattam Studios [UPDATE]

People Make Games, a YouTube channel that creates long-form, investigative reporting videos about the games industry, has released a new video about how emotional abuse of employees can thrive in indie studios, and how that often comes from the leadership of small teams.  The video highlights three developers and the…

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Gone Home Co-Creator Changes Role After ‘Controlling’ Environment Pushes Employees Out

Steve Gaynor, the co-founder of Gone Home developer Fullbright Company, has stepped back from his role as creative lead and manager for Open Roads in an effort to “[foster] a work environment that is healthy and collaborative.” According to a post on the official Open Roads Twitter, Gaynor will now only act…

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You Should Be Excited For These 20 Indie Games Coming Out in 2021

New year, new me writing a list of indie games I am excited to see more of and play. If there’s something that helped me get through all the hardships of 2020, it’s the many video games I loved — over half of which were indie games. It’s getting increasingly…

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2020 Was Hopefully the Cusp of the Overdue Momification of Games

Spoilers for The Last of Us Part II, Hades, and Tell Me Why to follow. I know I don’t speak only for myself when I say I’m tired of games centering on dads. The last decade in gaming saw the rise of the dadification of games. As male developers aged…

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