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The IGDA special interest group “Developer Credit” promotes best practices for how credits are attributed, affecting career and awards prospects.  The guidelines are available for sharing in video form at facebook.com/developercredit.  Links are indexed below.

 

 

INCL.1 Five percent or 30 days

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823401181008355

 

INCL.1-1 Time in days, not hours

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823399894341817

 

INCL.1-2 Total workdays in lead role

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823398507675289

 

INCL.1-3 Non-leads

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823397531008720

 

INCL.2 Person who leaves company

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823395951008878

 

INCL.3 Fired or engaged in illegal activity

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823394414342365

 

INCL.4 Legacy credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823392721009201

 

INCL.4-1 Re-releases or acquired properties

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823390551009418

 

INCL.4-2 Ported games

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823389727676167

 

INCL.4-3 Expansion packs

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823387987676341

 

INCL.4-4 Sequels or franchise installments

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823387121009761

 

INCL.5 [Optional] Original creation of tools, assets

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823386484343158

 

INCL.6 [Optional] Special thanks credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823384977676642

 

ATTR.1 Name and role

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823383644343442

 

ATTR.2 Credits for work in like disciplines

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823382014343605

 

ATTR.2-1 Where a conflict arises

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823380684343738

 

ATTR.2-2 Noteworthy team members

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823377714344035

 

ATTR.2-3 Geographically separate teams

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823064711042002

 

ATTR.3 Leads first

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823055531042920

 

ATTR.4 Senior distinctions not used

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823053731043100

 

ATTR.5 Developer credits listed first

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823052194376587

 

ATTR.6 Identical credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823049514376855

 

ATTR.7 Number of multiple credits; disavow

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823047621043711

 

ATTR.7-1 Role performed in less than 30 days

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823043611044112

 

ATTR.7-2 Fewer credits that are broader in scope…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823038814377925

 

ATTR.7-3 Managers supervising multiple disciplines

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823038014378005

 

ATTR.7-4 Leads serving exclusively managerial…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823037301044743

 

ATTR.7-5 Single managerial credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=823036557711484

 

ATTR.8 [Optional] Refusing credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822717237743416

 

ATTR.9 [Optional] Discipline order list

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822714587743681

 

ATTR.9-1 Multi-platform development

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822711417743998

 

ATTR.9-2 Discipline order

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822708881077585

 

ATTR.10 [Optional] Specially created credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822724424409364

 

ATTR.11 [Optional] Standardized roles

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822738244407982

 

ATTR.12 Nickname credits

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822528624428944

 

ATTR.13 Fictional credits

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822526764429130

 

USAG.1 Credits must appear in the actual game…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822520114429795

 

USAG.1-1 When to credit by URL

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822518847763255

 

USAG.1-2 Port, expansion, adaptation, re-release credit

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822433721105101

 

USAG.2 Credits not hidden or locked

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822431011105372

 

USAG.3 Printed manual credits

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822426271105846

 

USAG.4 Right to list credit in resume

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822397427775397

 

METH.1 Establish approach

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822383924443414

 

METH.2 Final review

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822370391111434

 

METH.3 Cap on multiple credits

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822355131112960

 

METH.4 [Optional] Regular review

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822348614446945

 

METH.5 [Optional] Designated credits keeper

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822345251113948

 

METH.6 [Optional] Accessible credit records

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=822343187780821