According to trade organization Swedish Games Industry (Dataspelsbranschen) there is a worrying shortage of skilled labour within the computer games industry in Sweden, preventing companies from hiring and expanding. “We constantly hear about both big and small computer … [Read more...] about Sweden needs more games developers, experts warn
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Recently, Mat Dickie boarded a train out of London and came across a kid, face-down in a smartphone game, sitting in Dickie's ticketed seat. As the furious tapping played out in front of him, Dickie contemplated whether he should hassle this transit gamer or just find an empty … [Read more...] about The rise, fall, and rise of MDickie—or, how to be the best worst game developer
Ask anyone to describe a hardcore gamer and the image that comes to mind is probably that of a geeky, teenaged, socially awkward male who spends countless hours locked in his bedroom.The notion, however, that men alone rule the gaming realm is as outdated as the Atari 2600. Men, … [Read more...] about Where Are the Video Games Women Really Want?
Part 1 of this series explored the changes taking place within the overall video game industry.The states of California, Texas, Washington, New York and Massachusetts currently have the highest number of video game jobs, according to the ESA's "Video Games in the 21st Century" … [Read more...] about Fast Times in Gaming, Part 2: Behind the Orange Curtain
Few video game consoles — if any — stirred up as much buzz as the Nintendo Wii. Before motion tracking software was considered standard fare and lazy shovelware began popping up left and right to take advantage, Nintendo looked to revolutionize the … [Read more...] about You can have more than a “Wii” bit of fun with the best Wii games