Don’t Miss This Talk About the Health Risks of Game Development

GDC recently highlighted this IGDA-sponsored talk from GDC 2013, and it's well worth watching.. Psychiatrist Lydia Breen and game developers Wendy Despain, Adam Martin and Patricia Pizer discuss the health risks of game development, with a close look at the dangers of stress, substance overuse (while coffee has its potential benefits, those long caffiene-fueled nights aren't risk-free), and the long hours that might cause us to overlook warning signs.

It's a topic close to our hearts at Take This, and the subject of our white paper on the risks of crunch. Give it a watch if you have a few -- and if you don't, make sure to clear out some time for yourself soon. Your body and mind both need it.