Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn’t So Toxic

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Video game enthusiasts often muse about the secrecy surrounding game development, which is at times treated as if it were operated by the NSA. Over the weekend, one developer offered an interesting take: Game developers are secretive because being open can lead to too much toxicity.

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Game designer argues that developers would be more candid if gaming culture wasn't so toxic
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For Thimbleweed Park, we were very open and candid, but there was stuff we couldn't talk about due to backlash. Cha…
That's an interesting take and some food for thought.
This is not a surprise. Gaming communities should stand up to the toxic portions of themselves as well.
THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS Also, holy shit I didn't know the term "Dunning-Kruger" til today. I will now call these p…
This is a pretty big 'no shit', honestly
I'm dealing with this right now - people with no knowledge of the industry constantly harrassing us on twitter. We'…
It's also got a lot to do with business priorities being more valuable than candidness to a mostly uncaring audienc…
Hmm I agree and disagree
Game designer needs some introspection regarding what he's designing, and perhaps needs to learn to deal with confl…
Read this. Gamers need to read this
Reading that thread yesterday saddened me, cause how true it is.
@charlesrandall And @Kotaku picking it up - let's see where this goes. getting people to talk about a thing is alwa…
I made a mistake and read the comments :(
The game developers and publishers created the toxic environment. Capitalism is the real reason why so many games a…
"BUT THE MASS EFFECT ENDING!?"
@ChibiHelloween @nerdypatty @StarSlay3r Agree?
I would add that the #influencers #YouTubers are the ones feeding the toxic environment.
I love developers who are candid and more should be. I think its true that there is a lot of toxicity within the ga…
Absolutely true. Most people think it's easy to change code by simply changing a number.1 number might change fun…
#ColorMeSuprised
But the toxicity of gaming is what makes it fun. I have fond childhood memories of shit talking other players.
One of the many reasons I luv streaming...
If my uncle wore a skirt he would be my aunt. Next.
This will obviously become one more example of exactly what the developer was talking about.
@Beluba @LD2K @CHoops4Life 🤔
Muy de acuerdo. Pero también en parte de que desarrollador estemos hablando
Looking at the thread he has a point.
@Saselandia Con una alta posibilidad de que me llames "Pipero" creo que debes leer esto. El punto de vista del dise…
Ignorance leads to toxicity; toxicity leads to secrecy; secrecy leads to ignorance
If you're a game dev who has been afraid to say or do things because of toxicity and want to talk (even anon) for a…
I have a lot of stories related to this from my time as public-facing-design-guy at Bungie, but one in particular c…
🎶 So much can be said about this, but I'm not gonna because of this 🎶
This is why we can’t have nice things. People like DSP, Mooch and Crapgamer ruin it for everyone else.
Mine: Never disparage or presume my difficulties if you want me to begin to read yours. We live in different world.
I don't think there's an easy solution to the toxicity problem but it's becoming more obvious that it's gaming's bi…
Super interesting article
Related to my retweet from yesterday, here's a great piece from Jason Schreier.
Really great insight. I love video games but I can't stand the culture surrounding them at all. Hopefully things be…
"Games change during development, this is a universal constant no developer would argue with, but toxic culture can…
Gamers have achieved what Jack Thompson and the media never could: associating gaming with antisocial personality.
Sort of a sad truth, here, especially when you think back to all those gg fellows singing his praises a year or so…
Gamer nationalism will not be destroyed
The media have been doing this for decades, including game journalists. The very site you link to is a perfect exa…
Topic being aired on kotaku
This is the kind of stuff I've asked @EasyAllies to address since its inception PDP talk was hopefully the start
Do you agree? #gamedev
No. Not even a little. This is a super lame, dishonest excuse for not engaging with the gaming community.
The real toxicity in gaming comes from "journalists."
Interesting read - Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
jesus, the comments. "game devs HAVE IT COMING because they are SHADY with MICROTRANSACTIONS"
Counterpoint: Not being candid about dev is part of the reason why there are so many uninformed armchair experts.
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
*pretends to be shocked*
Game devs would talk more about their games if "real" nerds would stop being such toxic jerks. #gamedev
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
This article makes me sad. Gonna continue to be positive about how much work a #gamedev does. You guys are AWESOME!
"Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic" via @Kotaku
Has any medium been held back by its hardest-core fans more than video games?
What are you afraid of @GearsOfEden? #noghosts #indiedev #indiegame
Are we short-shifted good information on games because the majority of active internet users spoil it? via @kotaku
Interesting article. Why devs are more secretive about games because some gamers can't be nice.
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Well Game Devs, can you and FOSS devs and maintainers hit up for beers and trade war stories?
Not really sure what's to be done about this, but it's the core conflict for any gaming community manager.
Interesting article about Game Development Transparency:
“[T]he people who make games are afraid of the people who play them.”
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic #gamedev
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Great/important read : Game Designer Says Devs Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
I believe it.
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic #gamedevelopment
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic #gamedevelopment
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
This is pretty relevant and echos a sentiment i've shared many times>
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
@charlesrandall
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
@RFNPodcast Love to hear some discussion on this.
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Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
@SirLarr I know it's too late for dude soup today, but Thoughts?
"filled with gamers being lied to"
Toxicity is also the main reason I don't play online mp games anymore. It's not worth being exposed to it constantly
Oh how’s that for lucky coincidence
Toxicity helps no one and there's no good reason for it. Better to have engagement. #videogames
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Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Sad but true. Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
.@SidAlpha Curious as to your take on because as soon as I read "YouTube consumer advocate" I thought of you first.
"Toxic" bedeutet hier so viel wie "das erwarten, was im Vorfeld versprochen wurde". Unzumutbar für Entwickler.
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Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Video Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Sounds about right
IMHO too many gamers know too little about development and the industry - makes them ignorant AND vocal.
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Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic - Kotaku
Sadly true & I still hope as a community #gamers will learn they can be critical & constructive without being toxic…
Article from previous tweet
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic.
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Here's some insights into the backlash game developers get from the community for which they build. Yikes.
Interesting read... Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Hmm quite a good read 🤔
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic
I wish I could talk more about these things I care so much about, but I also like not getting death threats so...
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic via @kotaku
Game Designer Says Developers Would Be More Candid If Gamer Culture Wasn't So Toxic

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