Wildman - Update # 3 Team Members Laid off at Gas Powered Games
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January 20th, 2013, 18:21
I'm a major fan of Chris', especially Dungeon Siege 2, though he does seem to have gone a little off the rails in his more recent stuff. I think he's one of the few devs these days who's in the business because he understands 'fun' and enjoys creating it.
That said, I can't follow his logic about the layoffs. In ONE month he'll know whether his company's going down or not. Instead of paying staff severance today, why not keep them for that one more month (surfing porn on company time if need be) and collecting a paycheck. Same as severance, except they have to turn up to the office. If I were his employee in this economy, I'd take the risk with him, rather than face 100% certainty of job loss, but with a financial sweetener.
Sounds to me like he's doing a bit of extra housekeeping… Still backed the project though.
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