Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

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Game changer: A labour group in Québec is pushing for a province-wide video game workers’ union

Over the past two years, I’ve been researching videogame industry unions and worker co-operatives in the Canadian context. Recently, two labour organizations in Québec (Game Workers Unite  Montréal and the trade union CSN) announced that they are partnering for a province-wide union drive in the video game industry. I wrote up a short bit of analysis for The Conversation, contextualising...

If You Don’t Like the Game, Change the Rules: Alternative Modes of Videogame Production

In the fast-paced world of video-game development, grueling crunch and toxic work environments have long been a problem. If You Don’t Like the Game, Change the Rules: Alternative Modes of Videogame Production is a research project facilitated by Game Arts International Network that studies how worker co-ops, unions, and other alternative working arrangements have emerged in response to...

Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer