The horrors of Shovel-ware
Spare a thought for the poor developers at a company that produces crap at an alarming rate. Shovel-ware if you will.
Often the company is own by a single man who has final say on everything. We are trying to make the best game we can with the constraints of a power mad dictator throwing tantrums day after day because people aren’t buying his crap games.
The hours are no less grueling.
The verbal abuse no less cruel.
The withheld pay while we wait for publishers to pay. (The boss is still driving his fancy Mercedes of course while you are using credit cards to pay rent)
Then when we get it all done and ship a game we can’t point to it on a shelf and be proud.