Game Creators and the Quest for Worker Leverage

1. February 2019
15:00  -  15:30
Alte Kaserne
Within the game industry, we continue to hear reports of sudden studio closures, unplanned layoffs, and challenging working conditions, and 2018 was particularly negative in highlighting some of the worst issues still facing the game industry. As a result, the dialogue around finding new forms of leverage and worker protection has become very open and vocal, and the possibility of unions arising in game development seems closer to reality than ever before. Join this discussion about why game creators are considering unionization, guilds, legal defense funds, and other forms of leverage to strive to improve the relationship between management and talent.