Hashtag #GameDevPaidMe has become popular on Twitter again, used by developers from various companies to share information about their earnings during their gamedev careers. The trend was started in May/June 2020 and was supposed to draw attention to the poor financial situation of designers, graphic artists and programmers working on popular titles. The hashtag was also supposed to be an encouragement for colleagues to know their worth and not to be afraid to talk about due increases.
For the past few days, developers have one again started sharing their salaries with the Twitter community and encourage others to join in. Here are a few statements from developers from different companies.
Last year, Blizzard employees, among others, were inspired to take similar actions against their bosses, especially in the context of financial bonuses for Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, which we've mentioned many times. Recently, the market abuzz with controversy over bonuses for the board and employees of CD Projekt.
- Blizzard - Frustrated Employees Fight for Higher Wages
- EA Executives Won't Get Their Huge Bonuses
- Jason Schreier on Controversy Surrounding Bonus Distribution at CD Projekt