Encourage more young women to consider a career in the games industry by offering advice on the many roles available across the market Nurture their careers via mentoring and self-development Fuel their ambitions to help them become the games industry’s future leaders “Here at Testronic we are actively recruiting more female testers, highlighting that a job in QA is often a stepping stone to a career elsewhere in the games industry,” offered Localisation QA Manager Gaelle Caballero. “We’re excited to be further pushing this commitment to closing the gender gap with the launch of the Testronic 50% Initiative and invite our publisher and developer friends to join us.” … [Read more...] about Testronic Launches New Initiative To Encourage More Women Into The Games Industry
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Conclusion The video game industry is broken. Look for opportunities elsewhere. Most video game devs are like caged hens that exist in intolerable conditions. But even the free range devs at indie studios are plagued by political correctness, egos, and office politics. Talent is secondary as low skilled groupthink obsessed brown nosing sycophants seem to always rise to the top. … [Read more...] about The Video Game Industry is Broken: Tales of a Retired Game Dev
Chinese gaming studios, particularly in the PC browser game subgenre, have perfected the concept of 'monetization pits', features in games such as the pet upgrade system that are specifically designed to extract the most amount of money from users. Games designed in this way put monetization and 'retention' first. Its a concept Western studios did not embrace until coming into contact with East Asian developers, particularly Chinese developers in the PC space and Japanese developers in the mobile gaming space. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Is The Influx Of Chinese Money Good For The Gaming Industry?
Reeling from these blows, Tencent responded by trying to be proactive in the face of new regulations that are undoubtedly on their way. The company shuttered its Texas Hold'em app, and now requires all new users for its hit mobile MOBA Honor of Kings (aka Arena of Valor) to link their real names, verified via an official government database, to their accounts. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Will The Gaming Industry Finally Face Regulation?
Of note to MMORPG players in particular, some of those interviewed did indeed work on MMOs, which may be unusually prone to this type of experience, given the number of people required to build an MMO vs. to run it after launch. There’s a programmer from Elder Scrolls Online in the mix who discusses ZeniMax’s on-paper “no rehire” policy (he left a few years ago to develop indie games, then left to work in computer security). … [Read more...] about How the best devs are ‘fleeing in droves’ to escape the abusive games industry