Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Poor Work Conditions And Sexism Give Game Industry Bad Rap

Of the developers surveyed by the International Game Developers Association, many felt that society's perception of the game industry is influenced by a number of negative factors.

When it came to the factors influencing society's negative view of games and the people who make them, 68 percent of respondents said reports of the industry's working conditions were a contributing factor. Sexism in games followed closely at 67 percent. 62 percent of respondents named the perceived link to violence as a factor. 51 percent said sexism in the workforce was a problem, while 49 percent attributed the negative perception to the perceived link to obesity. 42 percent of respondents blamed the lack of overall diversity in the industry.