The gaming industry is one of the vast industry which is currently ruling the nation. If what you’re talking about is a job, location is everything in the gaming industry. I saw a marked difference in call-backs and opportunities with recruiters when I moved out of a Los Angeles zip code and back to Illinois — specifically I went from being able to land two or three interviews per month to almost nothing for an entire year. Resumes with an address outside the city or state don’t tend to go into a pile so much as a trash can. I don’t envy people who try to apply from out of the country.
Gaming Industry And Some Problem With The Location-
Investment capital is painfully difficult to obtain no matter what part of the world you’re in, especially if you’re a small or relatively unknown team or individual. Location’s not the thing that matters as much as reputation or fame. If you live someplace like San Francisco then you’ve obviously got more opportunities to rub elbows with the kind of people who might be interested in helping you out in gaming platform, whether it’s by promoting your product, forming connections with people who might be able to help, or acting as investors.
No matter what your skill level, though, people don’t tend to blindly invest money in a game project without either a really substantial reputation to your name or a really solid prototype — preferably both. In this way the video game industry presents new developers and startups a chicken-and-the-egg problem, in that to make a product that will grant you such visibility and resources you need to first have the visibility and resources to begin with.
The Platform And Arena Of Gaming Industry
The gaming industry like other industries has evolved big time! From black and white to color; then from 2-D to 3-D; after that from pixelated to high resolution. The technology is progressing towards making video gaming as real as possible. Some of the current trends are as below:
Virtual reality, a principle of creating an artificial world and giving the user a real-world field 3D look and feel is become a major trend in video gaming. The hardware consists of head-mounted displays, graphics hardware, data gloves, data suits, etc.
The announcement of the huge projects like Oculus Rift ( The company behind the device as acquired by Facebook last year), Project Morpheus (A VR headset announced by Sony), etc. point towards an era of virtual reality gaming which is about to begin..
Live gameplay streaming is another trend that is catching up. In September 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch for about $970 million. Twitch primarily focuses on live-streaming of video gaming. This includes playthroughs of video games by users, broadcasts of e-sports competitions and other gaming-related events. Additionally, Twitch is also available on iOS and Android platforms. Twitch has also partnered with other streaming websites like Youtube and Vimeo. The very fact that users like to watch video games played by others is the basic idea behind these services. And they are garnering huge revenues.