GDC08 IGDA GAS Gov Small

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  • GDC08 IGDA GAS Gov Small

    1. 5. “ Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.” King Whitey Jnr. xt
    2. 7. Sims <ul><li>Prerequisites </li></ul><ul><li>1. Good education institutions </li></ul><ul><li>2. Highly developed IT-infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>3. Cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>4. Competitive living costs </li></ul><ul><li>5. Culturally active region </li></ul><ul><li>6. Proactive support from public and government authorities </li></ul><ul><li>7. Entrepreneurial culture within population and business </li></ul>
    3. 8. Sims 2 <ul><li>Prerequisites: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Good education institutions (1) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Proactive support from public and government authorities (6) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Entrepreneurial culture within population and business (7) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Culturally active region (5) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Cultural diversity (3) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Competitive living costs (4) </li></ul><ul><li>7. Highly developed IT-infrastructure (1) </li></ul>
    4. 9. Spore <ul><li>Clusters: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A grouping of companies and organisations that have economic links because they either buy and sell from each other or use the same skills and infrastructure in an area” </li></ul><ul><li>“ S pill over ” </li></ul>
    5. 10. Mass Effect <ul><li>Critical mass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ what have we got to work with?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clustering behaviour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ is it joining or linking?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cluster entities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ is the infrastructure in place to support optimum clustering behavior within a concentrated period of time.” </li></ul></ul>
    6. 11. Command & Conquer <ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a range of forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Accessible” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intelligence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>market information, learning and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>brockerage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills and recruitment potential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment (inward opportunities vs. current ecosystem) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 12. Why are you doing what you are doing ? Economic – actually not a problem Cultural – hard sell, is industry ready Skills & People – does $ do this or something else ?
    8. 13. Eric Zimmerman <ul><li>Mass Market is water downed content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems of cultural ghetto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercialization and consolidation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent ecosystem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet as a trend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New global markets </li></ul></ul>
    9. 14. Case Blasts A.M. <ul><li>Economical Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business skills & investment readiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make programs flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult industry but not too much  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>X-sector associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP development and funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not regional or even national </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But where are the local stories </li></ul></ul>
    10. 15. What Next <ul><li>Is this a zero sum game </li></ul><ul><li>Competing agencies (inward investment) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Be focused </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient </li></ul>
    11. 16. Thank You <ul><li>Toby Barnes </li></ul><ul><li>Pixel-lab </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.pixel-lab.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.gamesedu.co.uk </li></ul>

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