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Know Your Limits

This post is mainly about knowing yourself and knowing when to stay and when to leave a bad situation. One of the things I’ve learned in my 20 years in game development is that having convictions and a strong sense… Continue Reading →

Harsh realities

There’s a certain unrest in the games industry at the moment. Companies and CEOs are being held accountable for the way they’re treating their employees, and especially employees that are marginalized. Some may think that holding an entire company responsible… Continue Reading →

Have some fucking accountability

Believe it or not, but this is a phrase that I’ve actually used in a professional context. Suffice to say I was very angry at the time, and I have since apologized to the individual I aimed it at. Not… 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 →

Illumination

Gaslighting is a colloquialism for a specific type of manipulation where the manipulator is successful in having the target (a person or a group of people) question their own reality, memory or perceptions. There is often a power dynamic in… Continue Reading →

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