August 15, 2022

A day before the studio fans want to work for almost nothing

A day before the studio fans want to work for almost nothing

The zombie approaching the player character.

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yesterday Currently The most favorite game on SteamBut it attracts attention for a completely different reason. The studio is currently using “volunteers” who get free “participation certificates” and codes that are, you know, great for paying rent.

“Fntastic culture is based on the idea of ​​volunteering,” says the studio Official Website. “This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.” However, some developers are more volunteers than others. Full-time volunteers get a salary, while part-time volunteers who work in translation and community supervision get paid in participation certificates and game codes. However, the studio also encouraged these unpaid workers to “provide unique skills to improve our projects or create new special features.”

studio explained to me I played par excellence That unpaid aspect “is not about writing the code or the development itself…just things like translation and moderation.” Apparently, these functions aren’t part of Fntastic’s game development, though very Many be At AAA Studios. It is also concerning that they are willing to use unpaid part-time to contribute features to Open World MMOA popular type of game basic And the easy to make. number, Not right.

So what is the rationale behind why people aren’t paid for working on one of the most awaited PC games? According to her Youtube video“Being a volunteer means that you willingly participate in the work for a common cause…Volunteering means that in every work you do, you bring some happiness.” Kotaku I reached out to Fntastic to ask if they have had negative experiences with traditional employees, but had not received a response by press time.

The Day Before is a zombie survival MMO that uses realistic environments during combat And the Collaborative Features. on May 5 IGN This has been reported yesterday It will be delayed to March 1, 2023 to accommodate its transition to Unreal Engine 5.