Team Bondi and creator, Brendon McNamara have been the center of outrage recently. Complaints have surfaced from the employees about the work ethics behind the studios and the horror of working and completing the recent hit game, L.A. Noire.
Brian Robbins, chair of the IGDA (International Gaming Developers Association) Board of Directors, said the association would fully investigate the issue, “[But] certainly reports of 12-hour a day, lengthy crunch time, if true, are absolutely unacceptable and harmful to the individuals involved, the final product, and the industry as a whole,” Robbins told Develop. He said IGDA needed to know all the facts before commenting any further.
Robbins encourages Team Bondi employees to speak out for the sake of fixing this problem. The studios was exposed for its allegedly ruthless work ethic – with some developers claiming a regular working week could mean more than 100 hours at the office.
McNamara on the other hand, has said that the work ethics were fair.