© 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. "At the current time, we do not know all the facts about the situation at Team Bondi and do not want to misrepresent any parties involved," the IGDA said in a statement. IGDA to investigate ‘unacceptable’ Team Bondi working conditions. The investigation follows claims from Team Bondi employees that management kept developers under a persistent “crunch time”, strong-arming staff to work upwards of 110 hours per week without adequate compensation. L.A. Noire's uncredited developers seeking recognition. If people who've left the company want to go out there and have some success, then good luck to them.
Team Bondi was an independent studio formed by former Sony Affiliated Team Soho Studio.
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", "For Team Bondi specifically we would seek to help affected developers understand what their rights are, and what type of recourse, if any, is available to them," the representative said. Former employees and studio insiders have been speaking openly about conditions at the studio, describing them as ‘brutal’.
In response to the recent allegations against Team Bondi, the International Game Developers Association issued a statement to GameSpot today indicating that it will be conducting an investigation into Team Bondi's working conditions. On Friday, an IGN report quoted a number of past and present Team Bondi employees who detailed oppressive working conditions at the studio. If they don't want to do that with me, that's fine, too. Get the best gaming deals, reviews, product advice, competitions, unmissable gaming news and more! Visit our corporate site.
“Reports of 12-hour a day, lengthy crunch time, if true, are absolutely unacceptable and harmful to the individuals involved, the final product, and the industry as a whole,” he said, encouraging any Team Bondi employees to email [email protected] with their views.
It's like musical differences in a rock and roll band, right? A damning report of poor working conditions could at least warn potential employees away from certain studios, as well as raise public awareness of the problem. "The fact is, games can be built without having to exploit developers through forced extended crunch, and the results can be better for the game they are working on, and for the long-term sustainability of the studio and its team.".
However, chart-topper status isn't the only point of commonality between the studios, as both Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar San Diego and now L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi have had employees cry foul over abusive working conditions. New York, "The sad reality is that the 'death march' crunch alleged to have occurred at Team Bondi is still far too common in the industry. "We encourage any Team Bondi employee and/or family member to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their comments about the recent past and current situation--positive or negative.".
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