Game Workers Unite is working with French union Solidaires Informatique to gather testimony from game developer Quantic Dream workers who experienced sexual harassment or assault, according to a press release.
“We don’t pretend to be a ‘perfect’ company – no company is,” de Fondaumière said. ” But we do work hard and will continue to do so, every day, to offer our team an enjoyable work environment, good compensation – in particular paying overtime when extra work is necessary at the end of a project – and inspiring projects to work on.
“Quantic Dream is a studio where everyone regardless of nationality, race, genre, sexual orientation or belief can express themselves freely. And this is why we have such a high average seniority (8+ years), and a very diverse team reflecting these values.”
The call for testimony comes with the promise of confidentiality as well as legal help. Victims or witnesses of sexual harassment/assault are encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org . The information is also posted in French from Solidaires Informatique.
The news comes a day after Riot Games employees held a walk-out in Los Angeles protesting the company’s use of mandatory arbitration in cases of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The walkout was spurred by Riot’s attempts to end two lawsuits — both about sexism and misconduct at the studio — via forced arbitration.