Far from following a set of industry standards, game credits are often inconsistent from game to game within the same company. As the industry evolves, the axiom that “you’re only as good as your last game” is truer than ever.
Credit Standards Guide
The IGDA has established the Credit Standards Committee to address the issue of credit standardization. The goal is to establish generally accepted guidelines that all studios and publishers can use.
The most recent draft "snapshot" is:
- IGDA Game Crediting Guide Draft 8.5 (pdf - 121kb)
The first report produced by the Committee was a snapshot of current crediting practices and titles/roles in use:
- Snapshot of Titles/Roles in the Game Industry (pdf - 130kb)