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IGDA condemns recent "abhorrent behavior"

Harassment and personal attacks addressed in today's statement

The International Game Developers Association's board of directors has released a statement calling on the industry to "stand together" against the recent spate of personal attacks and aggressive online behaviors in the gaming community.

"Over the last several weeks, game developers and affiliates have been the subject of harassment and 'doxxing' attacks, including threats and posting of home addresses," it said.

"While we support diverse viewpoints and healthy debate on the issues within our industry, we condemn personal attacks such as these which are not only morally reprehensible, but also illegal in many countries. We call on the entire game community to stand together against this abhorrent behavior."

Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn, Polytron's Phil Fish and producer of the Feminist Frequency series Anita Sarkeesian are just a few of the people recently affected by harassment and attacks. Yesterday Sarkeesian revealed she had been forced to leave her home due to death threats.

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