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Q: Online game development is profitable, but is it ethical to make money this way? I'm concerned that I'm stealing precious time from children and students.
A: Doing good doesn't mean taking an oath of poverty. Anchor your game company with a values statement--and, as you create new products, keep going back to that statement to make sure the games uphold your values. Have you thought about creating a business developing online games that are fun but educational and eschew violence and demeaning stereotypes?