In late September, 2018, a lot of conversations sparked around the state of working in the game industry. This was because multiple game development studios closed very close to each other, the most sudden and surprising perhaps being the majority closure of Telltale Games. Conversations that happened included topics such as crunch, investments, budgets, management, development strategies, and unionization.
These were all stories I've watched closely and have been lowkey worried about, in terms of the overall state of the video game industry. As much money is produced by games in general, there are problems that might seem small now, but could grow to ruinous size if left unchecked.
Here's a list of problems in and around the games industry that are worth knowing and talking about.