The company has increased its employees' salaries by £1,000 to help them cope with rising energy bills in the country.
The UK's video game developer and publisher nDreams, known for such titles as Fracked, Phantom: Covert Ops, and Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity, announced it has raised its workers' salaries by £1,000 to help them cope with rising energy bills in the country.
The company said that it is increasing salaries on a permanent basis based on the calculations made by nDreams' senior management team. nDreams noted that it wanted to ensure that its staff is not negatively impacted by the winter fuel crisis amid soaring energy bills.
According to the company, the £1,000 pay rise will affect its full-time employees, and part-time staff will receive a pro-rated pay increase.
nDreams also said that it is challenging other companies in the games industry to take similar action to "support staff through a crisis that has been a major source of stress and discomfort for many in the UK."
"As a company, we’ve always focused heavily on initiatives to support our team members’ mental health," nDreams’ Chief People Officer Tamsin O’Luanaigh said. "The significance of financial wellbeing as a key part of this conversation is something we have never shied away from, and so ensuring that our team members are well-compensated and protected against the rising costs of energy has been a priority for us."
"After careful calculations, we are happy that our approach is the right one to ease the concerns of our team members and to make up for the limitations of the government’s support package."
Other British studios also have taken similar actions to help their staff offset the costs of living. In August, British video game developer and publisher Double Eleven raised its workers' salaries by £2,500 and in early September, another British studio, Chucklefish, revealed it increased its employees' salaries by £4,000.