This years Game Developers Conference has just concluded and the leading gaming developers across the world showcased their upcoming titles, learn about other upcoming games, game engines, virtual reality gaming etc.
So what is this conference about?
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking. The event includes an expo, networking events, awards shows such as the Independent Games Festival and the Game Developers Choice Awards, and a variety of tutorials, lectures, and roundtables by industry professionals on game-related topics covering programming, design, audio, production, business and management, and visual arts.
Talk about VR gaming?
VR - Virtual Reality is the next big thing in entertainment. Not only in the gaming industry but also in movie making, education, travel, marketing (having virtual showrooms), training etc. But surely, gaming is the biggest player when it comes to taking advantage of this technology - as of now.
Gaming as an industry is one of the biggest markets for technology. Its travel from PC, handhelds, consoles, mobiles and now VR is an exciting one.
Is gaming a huge market?
Tech wise, it is one of the biggest industries. It is like a software industry and there is no difference as such. Except for the visuals, the art, the graphics which is what people see in a game (the front end), the back end is just code and engines which is just like any other software application.
For example, a mobile app and a mobile game are very similar, the technology used to build the app, the way the UI is planned, the operations, the business plan, a lot of things are similar. With the kind of smart phones we have in the market today that can render high end graphics and bring out a high end visual gaming experience for end users, a number of independent mobile game makers have come out and made some memorable games.
Who can forget Angry Birds or Temple Run, the crazy game called Flappy Bird.
And with the freemium business model, these companies are making more money than ever on their mobile games. It was estimated that Flappy Bird was making at least $50,000 a day before it was taken down by its developer. Yes, that is the kind of money a game can make if it is made well enough to make people keep coming back to it regularly. If you can boast an impressive DAU or an MAU then you can make such kind of money with advertising on your game.
Gaming as a career in India is witnessing a boom over the past 5 years and there are multiple roles in this industry with the pay being on par with the software industry sometime even better than a lot of companies out there.
Some of the companies in India which are popular and growing:
1. EA Mobile
4. Digital Chocolate
5. India Games
6. Moonfrog Labs
8. Bit Rhymes
and a lot more.....
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