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Dysfunctional Companies

I did some digging lately into both project management and company management. One of the things I found that were seriously problematic, but also emblematic for the games industry is dysfunctional companies and dysfunctional teams. The hallmark of a dysfunctional… Continue Reading →

The Gift of Greatness

Ten years ago, Jacob’s father disappeared along with the Hugo Gernsback, the privately-held frigate on which he served as first officer. Last week, the ship’s beacon sent out a distress call reporting a crash on the planet Aeia. Jacob would… Continue Reading →

Let me be the hero

I vividly remember seeing Wonder Woman in the darkness of a movie theatre with a dear friend. I remember tears in my eyes as Diana climbed up the ladder and charged across the battlefield. I remember thinking “this is for… Continue Reading →

The Myth of the Male Genius

Note: I will be using the term “woman” a lot in this post, in part because articles and research tend to use a gender binary. I do however recognise that the biases women face are biases all marginalised groups face… Continue Reading →

Uneven playing fields

[..] for the purpose of this discussion I’m more interested in the kind of attitude that underlies and perpetuates mansplaining. And my answer, in short, is entitlement: entitlement of the epistemic variety, which relates to knowledge, beliefs, and the possession… Continue Reading →

The Complexities of GreedFall

I’ve recently been replaying GreedFall. In part because it is an interesting game, and in part because of The De Vespe Conspiracy, the DLC released (much) earlier this year. Replaying it made me realise that either the developers at Spiders… Continue Reading →

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