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I don’t want to go back

I work for a AAA studio and I’ve been lucky enough to have kept a job as a game developer the last few months while we’ve been in lockdown due to COVID-19. Apart from a few times early on in working from home (e.g. to get stuff from my desk etc.), I...

“That was fucking rude”

A few years ago, I (a woman of color dev) was at the GDC speaker party with a (female) friend who worked at [AAA studio]. While we were talking on the floor, we were approached by a guy who very visibly looked us up and down, saw where my friend worked, and then...

Speak up!!

I am the only woman on my team (there are 7 of us). Once, we were all in a meeting and our boss (G) was unhappy about a feature we were working on. G went around the room and gave us what he thought was “feedback” on our work, a few of the other men...

Zit juice

Content warning: bodily fluids, bodily functions When I worked in a test lab, we sat in groups of 6 where there were 3 seats with their backs to another 3 seats. There was a guy that sat behind me at work. He had really bad skin, like lots of acne. One time I was...

HR and a Harasser

When I worked at [Large AAA studio], it was undergoing a cultural change as a result of doubling in size very rapidly. There was a very prominent, very toxic white guy (let’s call him D) who was basically permanently in his position of power due to his role. He...