Recently the topic of crunch time and how studios deal with reaching unrealistic milestones and paying their employees for overtime has become a trendy topic in the game development world. In an article published by Geek.com they portray some hostility toward a fellow game developer Alex St. John. Being good at what you do in the gaming industry requires a passion so strong that money is never an issue. If you’re complaining about working on the weekends or staying a few hours later with out overtime pay, you were never meant for this industry. Yes, people have bills, and have other responsibilities to take care of, but the reality is your probably being greedy and or aren’t passionate about the project. In which case you should be replaced with someone else who is clawing there way through college and hoping to land a job that actually pays you anything in the gaming industry.
Starting your own business can be very difficult, especially if you’re the timid, introverted type of person. Being smart and socially awkward doesn’t mean you can’t start a successful business, it just means you’re gonna need someone to handle business relations and client outreach. At Waden Kane Studios, we’ve have reached milestones that many entrepreneurs in our industry will never meet. Most of our accomplishments are because of business development skills as well as being in the right place at the right time.