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  1. 1. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Which of these categories do you feel describes you (check all that apply): Response Response Answer Options Percent Count ARG player 74.7% 74 Grassroots ARG developer/designer/contributor 23.2% 23 Independent ARG developer/designer/contributor 27.3% 27 Professional developer/designer/contributor 25.3% 25 None of the above (Please explain) 5 answered question 99 skipped question 3 Number None of the above (Please explain) 1 ARG researcher 2 I don't understand the difference between independent and professional? 3 ARG academic 4 I´m teaching at a university and ARGs are part of my seminars, where students also develop their own ARGs 5 Student of ARG
  2. 2. 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 60.0% 80.0% ts also develop their own ARGs ARG player Grassroots ARG developer/designer/contributor Independent ARG developer/designer/contributor Professional developer/designer/contributor Which of t hese categories do you feel describes you (check all t hat apply): Column C
  3. 3. ply): Column C
  4. 4. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey How many ARGs have you played? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count None 6.9% 7 One or two 21.6% 22 Three to five 35.3% 36 More than five 36.3% 37 answered question 102 skipped question 0
  5. 5. How many ARGs have you played? None One or two Three to five More than five
  6. 6. one ne or two hree to five ore than five
  7. 7. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey How many ARGs have you played in the last 12 months? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count None 29.4% 30 One or two 48.0% 49 Three to five 17.6% 18 More than five 4.9% 5 answered question 102 skipped question 0
  8. 8. How many ARGs have you played in the last 12 months? None One or two Three to five More than five
  9. 9. one ne or two hree to five ore than five
  10. 10. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey How many ARGs have you made or contributed to the production of? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count None 38.2% 39 One or two 30.4% 31 Three to five 16.7% 17 More than five 14.7% 15 answered question 102 skipped question 0
  11. 11. How many ARGs have you made or cont ribut ed to t he product ion of? None One or two Three to five More than five
  12. 12. ? one ne or two hree to five ore than five
  13. 13. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your gender? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Male 61.1% 22 Female 38.9% 14 answered question 36 skipped question 66
  14. 14. What is your gender? Male Female
  15. 15. Male Female
  16. 16. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your age? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count 15-17 2.7% 1 18-21 18.9% 7 22-25 13.5% 5 26-30 18.9% 7 31-35 21.6% 8 36-40 16.2% 6 41-50 5.4% 2 50+ 2.7% 1 answered question 37 skipped question 65
  17. 17. What is your age? 15-17 18-21 22-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-50 50+
  18. 18. 15-17 18-21 22-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-50 50+
  19. 19. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey In what country do you reside? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count AUSTRALIA 5.4% 2 CANADA 2.7% 1 CHILE 2.7% 1 FRANCE 2.7% 1 GERMANY 2.7% 1 UNITED KINGDOM 5.4% 2 UNITED STATES 78.4% 29 answered question 37 skipped question 65
  20. 20. I n what count ry do you reside? AUSTRALIA CANADA CHILE FRANCE GERMANY UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES
  21. 21. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your ethnicity? (This question is completely optional. We’re trying to judge if the SIG needs to take steps toward being more inclusive.) Response Response Answer Options Percent Count White 91.9% 34 Black/African 2.7% 1 Native American 0.0% 0 Asian/Pacific Islander 2.7% 1 Hispanic 0.0% 0 East Indian 0.0% 0 Middle Eastern 0.0% 0 Rather not say 2.7% 1 answered question 37 skipped question 65
  22. 22. s your ethnicity? (This question is complet ely opt ional. We’re trying to judge if the SI G needs t o take st eps toward being mo White Black/African Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic East Indian Middle Eastern Rather not say
  23. 23. ke st eps toward being more inclusive. ) can merican ific Islander n stern t say
  24. 24. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your gender? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Male 66.1% 41 Female 33.9% 21 answered question 62 skipped question 40
  25. 25. What is your gender? Male Female
  26. 26. Male Female
  27. 27. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your age? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count 15-17 3.2% 2 18-21 1.6% 1 22-25 11.3% 7 26-30 19.4% 12 31-35 25.8% 16 36-40 19.4% 12 41-50 16.1% 10 50+ 3.2% 2 answered question 62 skipped question 40
  28. 28. What is your age? 15-17 18-21 22-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-50 50+
  29. 29. 15-17 18-21 22-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-50 50+
  30. 30. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey In what country do you reside? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count ARGENTINA 1.6% 1 AUSTRALIA 3.3% 2 BRAZIL 3.3% 2 CANADA 8.2% 5 FRANCE, METROPOLITAN 1.6% 1 GERMANY 3.3% 2 ITALY 1.6% 1 NORWAY 1.6% 1 SOUTH AFRICA 1.6% 1 UNITED KINGDOM 6.6% 4 UNITED STATES 67.2% 41 answered question 61 skipped question 41
  31. 31. ARGENTINA I n what count ry do you reside? ITALY AUSTRALIA NORWAY BRAZIL SOUTH AFRICA CANADA UNITED KINGDOM FRANCE, UNITED STATES METROPOLITAN GERMANY
  32. 32. AY AFRICA D KINGDOM D STATES
  33. 33. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your ethnicity? (This question is completely optional. We’re trying to judge if the SIG needs to take steps toward being more inclusive.) Response Response Answer Options Percent Count White 86.7% 52 Black/African 1.7% 1 Native American 0.0% 0 Asian/Pacific Islander 3.3% 2 Hispanic 3.3% 2 East Indian 0.0% 0 Middle Eastern 0.0% 0 Rather not say 5.0% 3 answered question 60 skipped question 42
  34. 34. s your ethnicity? (This question is complet ely opt ional. We’re trying to judge if the SI G needs t o take st eps toward being mo White Black/African Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic East Indian Middle Eastern Rather not say
  35. 35. ke st eps toward being more inclusive. ) can merican ific Islander n stern t say
  36. 36. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is typically your primary role in ARG production? Please choose one. Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Game design 32.2% 19 Narrative design 10.2% 6 Puzzle design 5.1% 3 Art/web design 5.1% 3 Audio/video production 1.7% 1 Writing 15.3% 9 Acting 1.7% 1 Programming/technical support 8.5% 5 Production/project management 10.2% 6 Event management/ground support 0.0% 0 Consulting 3.4% 2 Other (please explain) 6.8% 4 answered question 59 skipped question 43 Number Other (please explain) 1 Haven't really produced one. I keep meaning to, but school's taking up so much of my time these days. 2 PR 3 all 4 concepting/architecture/development
  37. 37. Game design Acting What is t ypically your primary role in ARG production? Please choose one. Narrative design Programming/technic al support Puzzle design Production/project management Art/web design Event management/ ground support Audio/video produc- Consulting tion Writing Other (please explain) ch of my time these days.
  38. 38. one. ming/technic t n/project ment nagement/ upport g ease
  39. 39. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What other ARG production roles do you fill or have you filled? Please check all that apply. Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Game design 55.2% 32 Narrative design 67.2% 39 Puzzle design 65.5% 38 Art/web design 51.7% 30 Audio/video production 48.3% 28 Writing 69.0% 40 Acting 36.2% 21 Programming/technical support 43.1% 25 Production/project management 62.1% 36 Event management/ground support 50.0% 29 Consulting 55.2% 32 Other (please explain) 5.2% 3 answered question 58 skipped question 44 Number Other (please explain) 1 See above. 2 PR 3 Marketing
  40. 40. 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 60.0% 80.0% Game design Narrative design Puzzle design Art/web design Audio/video production Writing Acting Programming/technical support Production/project management Event management/ground support Consulting Other (please explain) What ot her ARG product ion roles do you f ill or have you f illed? Please check all that apply.
  41. 41. Other (please explain) l that apply.
  42. 42. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Did you come to ARGs via one of these disciplines or backgrounds? Check all that apply. Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Games 43.1% 22 Film/video 25.5% 13 Social/new media 47.1% 24 Marketing 21.6% 11 Theater/performance art 23.5% 12 Print media 11.8% 6 Other (please explain) 11.8% 6 answered question 51 skipped question 51 Number Other (please explain) 1 Education 2 player 3 Music Production 4 started as a player and computer science student ;) 5 Journalism 6 not sure how to answer. none of the above?
  43. 43. Did you come t o ARGs via one of these disciplines or backgrounds? Check all t hat apply. 50.0% 45.0% 40.0% 35.0% 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 0.0% ia n) es t ar ed ai am ce pl m ex G an ew rm e /n as fo al le er ci (p /p So er er th t ea O Th
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  45. 45. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Are you a member of the IGDA ARG SIG? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Yes 41.7% 25 No 58.3% 35 answered question 60 skipped question 42
  46. 46. Are you a member of the I GDA ARG SIG? Yes No
  47. 47. Yes No
  48. 48. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Are you a member of the IGDA? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Yes 20.0% 12 No 80.0% 48 answered question 60 skipped question 42
  49. 49. Are you a member of the I GDA? Yes No
  50. 50. Yes No
  51. 51. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Have you ever received money for making or contributing to the production of an ARG? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Yes 56.7% 34 No 43.3% 26 answered question 60 skipped question 42
  52. 52. Have you ever received money f or making or contributing t o the production of an ARG? Yes No
  53. 53. f an ARG? Yes No
  54. 54. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What proportion of ARGs you have made or contributed to have been for money? Response Response Response Answer Options Average Total Count % paid 62.76 1,820 29 % unpaid 44.79 1,075 24 answered question 30 skipped question 72 Number % paid % unpaid 1 30 70 2 50 50 3 40 60 4 5 95 5 90 10 6 95 5 7 40 60 8 10 90 9 100 10 90 10 11 100 12 100 0 13 90 10 14 50 50 15 80 20 16 95 5 17 70 30 18 30 70 19 90 10 20 100 21 10 22 100 23 50 50 24 100 0 25 20 80 26 25 75 27 50 50 28 100 29 25 75 30 85
  55. 55. What proportion of ARGs you have made or contributed t o have been for money? 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 .00 % paid % unpaid
  56. 56. money?
  57. 57. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey How do you charge for ARG-related work? (check all that apply) Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Hourly/day rate 25.8% 8 Flat fee per project 58.1% 18 Salary (may include non-ARG responsibilities) 48.4% 15 Other (please explain) 6.5% 2 answered question 31 skipped question 71 Number Other (please explain) 1 our games have been independent- all money has come from merchandise sales 2 Award honorarium
  58. 58. How do you charge for ARG-relat ed work? (check all that apply) 70.0% 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0% Flat fee per project Other (please explain) Hourly/day rate Salary (may include non-ARG responsibilities)
  59. 59. se explain)
  60. 60. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What is your average hourly rate for ARG work? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count $0-10 6.9% 2 $10-25 20.7% 6 $25-50 20.7% 6 $50-75 24.1% 7 $75-100 6.9% 2 $100+ 20.7% 6 answered question 29 skipped question 73
  61. 61. What is your average hourly rat e for ARG work? $0-10 $10-25 $25-50 $50-75 $75-100 $100+
  62. 62. $0-10 $10-25 $25-50 $50-75 $75-100 $100+
  63. 63. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey How many hours did you bill for ARG work in 2009? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count 50 hours or less 33.3% 10 50 to 250 hours 13.3% 4 250 to 500 hours 20.0% 6 500 to 1000 hours 3.3% 1 1000 to 1500 hours 16.7% 5 1500 hours or more 13.3% 4 answered question 30 skipped question 72
  64. 64. How many hours did you bill for ARG work in 2009? 50 hours or less 50 to 250 hours 250 to 500 hours 500 to 1000 hours 1000 to 1500 hours 1500 hours or more
  65. 65. s or less 50 hours 500 hours 1000 hours 1500 hours ours or more
  66. 66. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What percent of the total work you do is for ARGs? Response Answer Options Count 32 answered question 32 skipped question 70 Number Response Text 1 5 2 0 3 25 4 25 5 10 6 100 7 90 8 100 9 10 10 10 11 95 12 100 13 10 14 65 15 40 16 75 17 80 18 15 19 20 20 25 21 90 22 50 23 2 24 20 25 40 26 80 27 50 28 29 40 30 75 31 75 32 70
  67. 67. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey What percentage of your ARG work is done as an employee, vs. as a freelancer or contractor? (Must add up to 100%.) Response Response Response Answer Options Average Total Count % Employee 62.17 1,430 23 % Freelance/Contract 74.76 1,570 21 answered question 30 skipped question 72 % Freelance/ Number % Employee Contract 1 0 100 2 0 100 3 100 0 4 0 100 5 100 0 6 0 100 7 100 0 8 20 80 9 0 100 10 100 0 11 100 0 12 0 100 13 100 0 14 100 0 15 0 100 16 100 0 17 100 0 18 25 75 19 0 100 20 100 0 21 0 100 22 100 0 23 100 0 24 0 100 25 0 100 26 0 100 27 100 0 28 0 100 29 0 100 30 85 15
  68. 68. What percent age of your ARG work is done as an employee, vs. as a freelancer or contractor? (Must add up to 100%.) 80.00 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 20.00 10.00 .00 % Employee % Freelance/Contract
  69. 69. r? (Must add up t o 100%. )
  70. 70. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Do you own your own studio, agency, or other legal business entity? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Yes 64.5% 20 No 35.5% 11 answered question 31 skipped question 71
  71. 71. Do you own your own studio, agency, or other legal business entit y? Yes No
  72. 72. ? Yes No
  73. 73. IGDA ARG SIG Demographic and Salary Survey Would you be willing to be contacted by a SIG representative for follow-up on your survey? Response Response Answer Options Percent Count Yes 75.0% 24 No 25.0% 8 answered question 32 skipped question 70
  74. 74. Would you be willing to be cont acted by a SI G represent ative f or f ollow-up on your survey? Yes No
  75. 75. our survey? Yes No

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