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

Monday April 18, 2016

Game Developers Must Avoid The ‘Wage-Slave’ Attitude

For those of you that missed this, Alex St. John, the creator of DirectX and founder of WildTangent, has a few words for the game industry. Obviously this article is going to piss a lot of game developers off so I wanted to see what you guys thought about the situation.

Many modern game developers have embraced a culture of victimology and a bad attitude toward their chosen vocations. They complain that the long hours and personal sacrifices great games require are a consequence of poor management. They want to pretend that they can turn an inherently entrepreneurial endeavor like game development into a 9-to-5 job. Somehow, these people have managed to adopt a wage-slave attitude toward one of the most remarkable and privileged careers in the world. Listening to them complain about it, you would they think that they are trapped in some disenfranchised third-world country forced to dig for blood diamonds to feed their families.