Polygon - Plague of game dev harassment erodes industry, spurs support
Developers, both named and those who wish to remain anonymous, tell
Polygon that harassment by gamers is becoming an alarmingly regular expected
element of game development. Some developers say the problem was among the
reasons they left the industry, others tell Polygon that the problem is so
ubiquitous that it distracts them from making games or that they're
considering leaving the industry.
The problem has become so pronounced that International Game Developers
Association executive director Kate Edwards tells Polygon that the
organization is looking into starting support groups and that while the
harassment isn't yet having a major impact on game development, "we're at
the cusp of where it could."