The International Game Developers Association, a game industry non-profit organization, is responding to this past weekend's report
of continuous "crunch" and dictatorial working conditions at LA Noire
development studio Team Bondi by launching a full investigation. According to IGDA chair Brian Robbins, the organization will be soliciting reports, "positive or negative," from "any Team Bondi employee and/or family member."
Robbins told Develop
, "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," echoing sentiments made in the past by a variety of game industry leaders. He also encouraged the aforementioned folks tied to Team Bondi to shoot an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org
," before he added, "But no lolcats please ... okay, maybe a few