A group of former Team Bondi staff have set up a site to showcase a new set of credits for LA Noire, arguing that the game's original list is incomplete.
According to the site's About section, more than 100 developers were left out of the manual or in-game credits, or else listed under the "Special Thanks" section rather than in their relevant job category.
"These people devoted their talent, creativity and passion towards the project and, as is common in the games industry, have not been credited because they were not there during the final month or two of production, or other subjective criteria," reads the message. "A significant portion of these people did not leave Team Bondi by choice: they were made redundant as art production wound down, and as Quality Assurance work was shifted offshore to Rockstar's studios."
The site also says that its aims are to support the Australian games industry, drawing attention to a wider issue that also affects developers in other countries.
"The Australian game development scene is quite small but tightly knit - we as an industry have always been punching above our weight, with varied success. L.A. Noire looks set to be a watershed moment for the Australian games industry - every single developer who had contributed their talent, sweat and tears should be recognised for this.
"L.A. Noire is a title that is hard to ignore. If we can be a precedent for other developers around the world to take an interest in how they wish to be credited and how they should credit their peers, we believe we have done the right thing."