Considering the topics typically covered by Waypoint (along with staff affection for the games from the developer), I’m slightly surprised we’ve still not seen a piece discussing the ongoing (month long at this point) strike by workers at Eugen Systems in Paris.
The (recently established) French union for video game developers is translating their news posts about this so it’s not restricted to French speakers and I have seen a few sites covering this, but it seems to be getting remarkably little attention (vs the volume of general discussion and commentary around theoretical unionisation for video game developers).
Edit: I also wanted to note the excellent politics on display by the STJV:
The STJV was created to defend all workers that ask, and so we do not discriminate between people needing help, members or not. We urge anybody to contact us if they need help or information.
We offer two types of membership contribution types:
- Standard contribution, which is 1% of net income
- Free contribution (in case of financial difficulties)
We do not ask for any justification for the type of contribution or for the amount. We trust everyone will participate fairly to the STJV.