IGDA: “Too many studios grow without investing in a positive work culture”

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

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While many of the largest companies in the games industry have prospered enormously during the pandemic, the impact on developers themselves has been less uniformly positive.

Last month, the IGDA released results of COVID-related questions from its 2021 Developer Satisfaction Survey, showing among other things that large numbers of developers found their work-life balance particularly impacted by the pandemic, for better or worse.

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz about the results, IGDA executive director Renee Gittins said a close examination of the answers showed the complications of the pandemic were not spread evenly throughout the industry.

“Almost half of developers experienced

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