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Telecommuting: Ankama, video game creator, easily follows the rule

On a table, cards and figurines scattered around, and no player: at Ankama, the video game company based in Roubaix, creator of Dofus and of Wakfu, 85% of the workforce is teleworked. Even those who test “Game play” (gameplay) new board games have returned home. It creates a funny atmosphere in this old textile factory converted into large open spaces separated by windows. Normally, 250 employees work on the site, in 7,000 square meters of offices.

Today, around thirty refractories are still in the area. There are a few isolated people, with just a tuft of hair sticking out of the computer screen, two or three face-to-face meetings, where everyone wears a mask and respects the distance between the chairs. “Only serious students”, jokes the communication manager, Tarak Aoufi. At Ankama, teleworking is an obligation, in the context of the health crisis. The presen

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Stéphanie Maurice special correspondent in Roubaix

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