Tecmo: Dead Or Alive?

Things go from bad to worse for Japanese developer Tecmo, now all of its employees are suing for over 8.3 million yen.

Things are looking bad for Tecmo, the company behind the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden games. Not only did the highly regarded developer Tomonobu Itagaki slag off his own games before leaving and suing the company, but now it seems all the other developers at the company are doing the same.

Apparently back in 2004 all employees were forced onto a 'flexible time' after which no-one was paid any overtime even though employees were working upto and over 100 hours extra per month, ouch!

Things are looking quite bleak, what happens next? Time will tell.

[via bit-tech.net]