In collaboration with industry insiders and clinical experts, Take This released a State of the Industry white paper in July 2019 outlining areas of opportunity and concern in the industry, and identifying areas of new research and work for industry working groups and partners, including the Fair Play Alliance, IGDA Foundation, and Take This-convened working groups in HR and game play.
In 2016, Take This released its first white paper, Crunch Hurts, outlining the harmful effects of long-term, cultural crunch for game developers.
Human Resources Working Group
Take This works with industry partners to create new standards for supporting positive mental health outcomes. The organization is working with a select group of industry veterans to identify best practices, pilot new solutions, and gather data on the key concerns on our State of the Industry 2019 white paper. We will periodically report of the status of our work at conferences and on this site. Companies represented in the working group include: Bungie, Certain Affinity, and Wooga.