• James Stephanie Sterling

Digipen: The College That Teaches Crunch Culture (The Jimquisition)

Updated: Dec 13, 2021



DigiPen Institute of Technology is an incredibly influential establishment in the games industry. A college respected enough to land its students jobs on sheer reputation, Digipen is highly regarded.


It also teaches students to accept being overworked and crunched to breaking point.


The Jimquisition has spoken with a number of Digipen students who report feelings of mistreatment and dissatisfaction with the unprofessional and abusive way Digipen prepared them for a life in the game industry. It's a telling reflection of the industry's prevailing attitudes.