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My Former Boss Goes to Jail

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 19, 2012

In the news today:

Utah Game Developer Jailed for Not Paying Wages

This was where I worked for a while. It was a period of time when Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon received precious little work, because I was working from 9 in the morning until midnight, one, two, occasionally even  four in the morning, and on weekends. I mentioned some issues on this blog back when I left, but still not many details. But there are a few interesting ones here.

You wanna know why I don’t feel a pressing desire to ever return to the non-indie videogame industry, unless it’s on my own terms? This is why. I can say that this was one of the more egregious examples of bad game company management, but I can tell you it is absolutely not unique.  Seriously, by comparison to other places that I’ve worked, and places I’ve heard about from former employees (not an unbiased source, admittedly),  Wahoo / NinjaBee practically walks on water by comparison. But half their titles are self-funded indie titles, which maybe tells you something right there… 🙂

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