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International Game Developers Association Condemns Harassment of Industry Professionals

August 31, 2014 Written by Zarmena Khan

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The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has spoken out against the recent spate of personal attacks made against video game industry professionals by the internet community. With reference to developers such as Zoe Quinn and Phil Fish, the IGDA said:

Over the last several weeks, game developers and affiliates have been the subject of harassment and ‘doxxing’ attacks, including threats and posting of home addresses. While we support diverse viewpoints and healthy debate on the issues within our industry, we condemn personal attacks such as these which are not only morally reprehensible, but also illegal in many countries. We call on the entire game community to stand together against this abhorrent behavior.

The alleged “doxxing” of Phil Fish saw Polytron and the FEZ IP put up for sale. However, there are conflicting reports regarding the incident, with many claiming that the attack wasn’t real. PlayStation LifeStyle is unable to confirm the veracity of Fish’s claims or the internet community’s counter-claims.

[Source: Gamasutra]