Posts Tagged ‘game developers’

Game Developer Diversity Is Needed to Further Industry Boom

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

An encouraging report by the International Game Developers Association recently found that women now make up 22% of the computer game workforce. This is a massive improvement from the previous figure of just 4% of the UK industry in 2009.

But it doesn’t go far enough. A serious sector ought to have a workforce that reflects wider society. Until it does, the industry will see its creativity diminish, its reputation suffer and eventually its bottom line will be hit.

Although the computer games industry is approximately 40 years old it has grown rapidly over the past decade or two. What was once largely small firms and individuals programming in their bedrooms is now a $15 billion market dominated by multinational corporations. And it’s still growing — one forecast says the industry will be worth $82 billion by 2017.

According to the Entertainment Software Association in 2013 women represented 48% of players and are equal purchasers of games. So given all this, why are women still underrepresented in the industry workforce?

See the full publication here.

Visit Cogswell’s Game Design & Development program page to learn more about how to start your education and career in the game development industry!

Aspiring Game Developers – This Event is for You!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Game Demo Night

Silicon Valley Independent Game Developers Association (SV IGDA) is bringing back last year’s highly successful GAME DEMO NIGHT!

Cogswell Polytechnical College will once again play host.

Standing room only was the order of the evening as more than 150 enthusiastic gamers packed into Cogswell’s Dragons Den to listen to developers talk about their projects. After the presentations the developers moved to tables around the room where attendees had the chance to ask questions and interact one-on-one with the developers.

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, September 30. Visit Cogswell’s website to learn more.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement