• Jim Sterling

How Game Companies Abuse Passion (The Jimquisition)



Been planning this one for a while, and recent allegations toward Starbound developer Chucklefish provided the right avenue.


Young developers are often praised for their passion, and passion can be a wonderful thing. Chasing a vocation with gusto and energy is generally positive, but it can nonetheless be abused by more cynical wielders of power.


The game industry is of course no stranger to exploitation, and you'll often find the word "passion" thrown around liberally. Be wary of this word, honeyed that it is, for it may very well be a trap.

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