Like many game developers, Tripwire Interactive has had to adapt to the pandemic — and now it's going to be offering remote work to its employees as part of a "new permanent, flexible work model."
Tripwire Interactive is a game developer and publisher that is best known for developing and publishing the Red Orchestra and Killing Floor games, but that's not all it does. Most recently, it's launched a shark attack game (where you play the shark!) called Maneater while also expanding its publishing division with the "Tripwire Presents" label.
Many hard lessons were learned by the company over the last year and that has led to the decision to develop a new framework for employees — and part of that new plan will give employees the option to work from home 100% of the time.
Tripwire Interactive's 'Next Gen Work Model' is 'The Best of Both Worlds,' CEO Says
Tripwire Interactive had recently found itself in a bit of a conundrum: remote work offered quite a few benefits, but many employees also said that they missed heading into the office and all of the benefits that could provide. The solution was something it's calling the "Next Gen Work Model."
"Tripwire is taking the opportunity to formalize a new permanent, flexible work model that offers the choice of hybrid in-person and remote work plans, breaking the limitations of physical location and broadening the pool of prospective creative talent available to the studio," read an announcement from the company.
The decision was made following feedback from current employees and Tripwire certainly sees more upsides than downsides. Aside from the potential to save on office space (and everything that entails), giving employees the option to work remotely all the time opens up new options for hiring that might not have been possible if a prospective employee is unwilling or unable to pack up and move to Tripwire HQ.
That said, the company offices aren't going anywhere — it's going to be keeping its physical headquarters building in Roswell, Georgia. Going forward, space will be made available for any employees who want to work in the office (either full-time or part-time) and this new 'Next Gen Work Model' will be available to both old and new employees alike.
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