Long Distance RelationshipAnonymous
As my first job in the game industry, I began working for a small game company in 2007 as a tester for a multiplatform shooter. The company I was with was on the West coast, but was working closely with a company on the East coast. In order to control revisions on the game, we both used a program called Perforce, which basically just saves everything to a central server so no one will lose whatever they are working on. I had never worked with this program before this.
About a week into my job, I arrived to work and went to the morning meeting as usual. I could tell something was off. My manager began by reading an email he had gotten at about 4 AM that morning. It simply said:
“USER (my username) HAS SHIT ALL OVER PERFORCE!”
Apparently, the night before I left my computer with a file locked out and it unleashed some sort of digital-demon onto Perforce, causing the East coast company to be unable to work on anything. To say they demanded blood would be a bit of an exaggeration, but they were clearly very upset.
Luckily, I had the best manager ever. He went into work that morning at 4:30 AM and fixed everything. He even withheld my name from the other company, so they could not send a ninja after my family to which I am very grateful.