Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 My Time at Portia  devs compensate voice actors for unpaid wages

My Time at Portia devs compensate voice actors for unpaid wages

January 22, 2019 | By Emma Kidwell

January 22, 2019 | By Emma Kidwell
More: Console/PC, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing



Pathea Games, developer behind the role-playing game My Time at Portia, has come under fire over reportedly withholding payments to its voice actors for several months. 

Although seemingly resolved at this point, this is still important to highlight, especially since developers (both big and small) should pay their workers and contractors a fair, agreed-upon rate in a timely manner. 

The problem seems to date back as far as October 2018, where the treatment of My Time At Portia's voice actors was detailed in a Steam thread (which has since been locked).

Most of the issues seemed to revolve around compensation, with the author of the post writing how voice actors were reportedly "being paid only $50 for 100 plus lines of voiced dialogue." 

A handful of voice actors took to Twitter to express their dismay over how Pathea Games has handled the situation thus far. As of January 19, My Time At Portia sits at number one in the Steam global top sellers list, leading many to wonder if the sales from those copies sold are finally being used to pay contractors. 

Pathea Games has put out a statement over the issue as well, explaining how it was an "oversight issue with one of our designers," although it's unclear if that means said designer forgot about the voice actors or they didn't oversee the actors properly. 

Can’t write that long comment here on twitter, so please see the content in the picture below. For the voice acting issue we’re facing. #MyTimeatPortia pic.twitter.com/oAsP0Nheia

— PatheaGames (@PatheaGames) January 22, 2019


Related Jobs

Gear Inc.
Gear Inc. — Hanoi, Vietnam
[06.25.19]

Mobile Games Tools Producer
Genies Inc
Genies Inc — Venice, California, United States
[06.25.19]

*Principal Engineer - Graphics Programming & Rendering Engine*
Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games — Marina del Rey, California, United States
[06.25.19]

Marketing / Community Manager
Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive — Montreal, Quebec, Canada
[06.25.19]

Senior Game Designer









Loading Comments

loader image