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James Grant Current and Future Employment Trends in the UK Games Industry
Overview <ul><li>Key Changes in the Games Industry </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘New Film Industry’ tag </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of...
Key Changes in the UK Games Industry <ul><li>The Need for Talent is Greater Than Ever  </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation vs....
“ Is the Games Industry the new Film Industry?” <ul><li>Not in the Short-term </li></ul><ul><li>Per-Game Teams? </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Rise of the ‘Middleware’ Model </li></ul><ul><li>Split of Game Technology from the Game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whic...
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Current and future employment trends in UK game industry

  1. 1. James Grant Current and Future Employment Trends in the UK Games Industry
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Key Changes in the Games Industry </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘New Film Industry’ tag </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of Outsourcing and the ‘Middleware’ model </li></ul><ul><li>Current Issues & What they mean for you </li></ul><ul><li>What Does ‘Staying in the Game’ mean to you? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Changes in the UK Games Industry <ul><li>The Need for Talent is Greater Than Ever </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation vs. ‘Negativity’ </li></ul><ul><li>Studio Closures / Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Flexible Employment Practices </li></ul><ul><li>The Rise of Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>The Rise of Middleware </li></ul><ul><li>The Next Technology Transition </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Is the Games Industry the new Film Industry?” <ul><li>Not in the Short-term </li></ul><ul><li>Per-Game Teams? </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Employment Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Core of Permanent Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Fleshed out by Specialists or Outsourced </li></ul><ul><li>Issues: NDA’s, Mobility of Workforce </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resistance vs. Progress </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Rise of the ‘Middleware’ Model </li></ul><ul><li>Split of Game Technology from the Game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which are you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics, Software Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist vs. Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working at a ‘Big Company’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Freedom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What Does Staying in the Game mean to you? </li></ul>Current Issues & What they mean for you
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