What is Crunch labour? - Catness Game Studios

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Added 31/07/2023 Updated 31/07/2023


The crunch is a toxic labour practice whereby workers must work overtime to complete a project. It usually occurs when the game cannot be delayed, and still needs to launch on the planned date. It is not a question of punctual overwork but of the surplus of continuous work and the human, labour and artistic consequences that this implies.