Former Gameloft Auckland head studio programmer Glenn Watson alleged in July
that Gameloft pushed its employees to work 14-hour days, seven days a week, violating New Zealand's 2002 Health and Safety in Employment Act. The resulting investigation by the New Zealand Labour Department, covered by Develop
, has now been closed after finding no substantial evidence of inappropriate crunch time or any breach of health and safety laws, and no legal action will be taken against Gameloft.
This is good news for mobile-game enthusiasts
-- and for Gameloft employees.