August 12, 2022

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The most wishlisted Steam game seems to be working entirely by volunteers

The most wishlisted Steam game seems to be working entirely by volunteers

The most favorite game on Steam, yesterday, is entirely developed by volunteers according to the developer’s website. Fntastic says they are accepting full-time and part-time volunteers to work on their games. Watch a video about volunteering appearing on the company’s website below.


“Whatever you do in life, you do voluntarily or unwillingly. If you do it willingly, it becomes heaven. If you do it unintentionally, it becomes hell.”

The Fntastic website has a “Volunteers” section that says, “Fntastic’s culture is based on the idea of ​​volunteering. This means that every Fntastic member is a volunteer.” Full-time volunteers get paid, but those who provide their services part-time get “great rewards, participation certificates, and free tokens.” Fantastic describes what they look for in part-time volunteers:

Part-time volunteering at Fntastic includes various activities ranging from translation to community moderation. Part-time volunteers can also offer their unique skills to improve our projects or create new special features.”

You can read what Fntastic has to say about all this over here. I called to ask about the voluntary nature of their organization, and what is paid to the various people who work the day before to receive it. The mention of improving projects and creating new features suggests that the work goes beyond standard volunteer work, but is very vague. Remember Ubisoft’s adventures in Fan work Without guaranteed wages Watch Dogs Corps And the Beyond Good and Evil 2?

as such Quality Assurance Testers And other game industry professionals are starting to form unions to bargain for better working and payment conditions, and it’s frustrating to see companies working on high-profile games actively recruiting what appear to be unpaid volunteers. This is not the first time groups have built games on the unpaid work of volunteers, but they are often collaborative group projects such as Skywind Mod. Other times, it turns out to be something as uncomfortable as stars bound.

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‘The Day Before’ is set to start on March 1, 2023. It has certainly been made wish-list by many people. steam. We will update you if there is any feedback from Fntastic.