Staff laid off at Gas Powered Games feel relieved – Chris Taylor
Taylor reveals why laying off some staff was a good move.
We earlier covered a news where the situation was looking much better for Gas Powered Games after their recent video where Chris Taylor expressed doubt whether or not to cancel the Kickstarter.
However, some staff has been laid off and they are pretty relieved because their future is not uncertain anymore. They can also be rehired if the Kickstarter turns out to be successful, because that would give the company enough funds to pay them.
“I think it was also a huge relief for many, and they’re happy to know what’s ahead of them,” Taylor said. “They can keep an eye on the Kickstarter campaign at the same time as they are sending out their resumes.”
“And they’ve got money in their pocket. A big part of this decision was because of other big developers closing down, people finding out on payday that there’s no money, that the company is broke. Everyone at [Gas Powered Games] knew that I would never do that. In all of the 15 years I’ve run the company I’ve never missed a payroll, and let me tell you, that’s saying something.”
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