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Game developer group condemns 'morally reprehensible' harassment

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Following a week of abuse, trolling and doxxing of game industry personnel, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has released a statement condemning online harassment.

"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," offered the statement, from the IGDA's board of directors. "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."

The statement follows a series of attacks against developersexecs and game industry commentators, which have led to transportation problems,  time-wasting of law enforcement and one person forced to leave her own home following death threats.

The IGDA serves thousands of game development members and "advocates on behalf of our membership to ensure quality of life, perpetuation of our craft and preparing the next generation of developers."