Video Game Clusters<br />
What is this all about?<br />What is a cluster?<br />Where are some of the most successful video game clusters?<br />What ...
What is a Cluster?<br />Network of compatible businesses & industries<br />They are related or inter-related in a geograph...
Seattle’s Video Game Cluster<br />Seattle video game cluster is one of the largest and most developed.<br /><ul><li>Washin...
Montreal Video Game Cluster<br />Montréal is rapidly becoming one of the most attractive cities in the world for the estab...
Montreal Gaming Community<br />The cluster has a vibrant online community through sites like Montreal Tech Watch & Games M...
Midway, Nintendo, NCsoft, Sony Online Entertainment, Take Two Interactive, and Ubisoft are in Austin.</li></li></ul><li>Au...
Austin – Game Developers Conference<br />“The Game Developers Conference® Online (GDC Online) is the premier game develope...
Clusters – A Moving Advantage<br />From the point of view of an employee there are many advantages to working in a cluster...
Thank you<br />
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  • They are also interconnected by their markets, products, services, suppliers, etc.
  • One of the hottest game developing area in the world is located in Washington State.
  • “…downtown Seattle has hosted two of the gaming industry’s largest expos…Casual
  • , An additional 70 companies provide support services for game development, including animation and audio production.
  • - there’s a higher probability of success in a cluster region.
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    1. 1. Video Game Clusters<br />
    2. 2. What is this all about?<br />What is a cluster?<br />Where are some of the most successful video game clusters?<br />What does it take to have a competitive cluster?<br />Why be in a cluster?<br />
    3. 3. What is a Cluster?<br />Network of compatible businesses & industries<br />They are related or inter-related in a geographic area<br />Clusters can effect competition in three ways (Porter)<br />By increasing the productivity of the companies in the cluster<br />By driving innovation in the field<br />By stimulating new businesses in the field<br />
    4. 4. Seattle’s Video Game Cluster<br />Seattle video game cluster is one of the largest and most developed.<br /><ul><li>Washington’s economic development clearly supports the industry convergence and recognizes the need to create incentives and understand the industry’s future needs.</li></li></ul><li>Seattle’s Video Game Cluster<br />“The Seattle area is known for many things. But right up there with the coffee, the weather, and the music scene would have to be the gaming community.”<br /><ul><li>Casual Connect and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) drew an estimated 50,000 people in a celebration of all the latest in gaming tech, business, and culture.”</li></li></ul><li>Vancouver Video Game Cluster<br />Vancouver’s game-development industry now includes about 75 companies that directly develop games<br /><ul><li>In all, approximately 3,500 people are working in the video-game industry in the Lower Mainland.</li></li></ul><li>Vancouver GC - Continued<br />“Being in Vancouver, where there’s a major gaming cluster, that gives us a lot of information and understanding of how games are put together…<br />We can work closely with the game companies where we incorporate animation and visual effects.”<br />
    5. 5. Montreal Video Game Cluster<br />Montréal is rapidly becoming one of the most attractive cities in the world for the establishment and expansion of companies in the game development industry.<br />The industry employs over 5,000 people in trailblazing companies such as Ubisoft, Eidos Interactive, Electronic Arts and Activision<br />
    6. 6. Montreal Gaming Community<br />The cluster has a vibrant online community through sites like Montreal Tech Watch & Games Montreal, along side major conferences like the annual Montreal International Game Summit & International Game Developers Association.<br /><ul><li>Thanks to fairly low operating costs and generous provincial support, Montreal is a leader of the game industry in Canada</li></li></ul><li>Austin Video Game Cluster<br /><ul><li>“Converging Industries Make Austin a Great Place to Do Business: Austin is a high-density technology and creative environment that has become a fertile venue for industry interaction”
    7. 7. Midway, Nintendo, NCsoft, Sony Online Entertainment, Take Two Interactive, and Ubisoft are in Austin.</li></li></ul><li>Austin – Why?<br />Why are so many MMOG developers based in Austin? <br />Austin's high tech segments of manufacturing, information and other IT, engineering, and R&D employ nearly 80,000.<br />
    8. 8. Austin – Game Developers Conference<br />“The Game Developers Conference® Online (GDC Online) is the premier game developer event focusing on online and connected gaming including virtual worlds, social games, casual games, and MMOs.”<br />
    9. 9. Clusters – A Moving Advantage<br />From the point of view of an employee there are many advantages to working in a cluster. Job mobility without moving house and security of employment are significant advantages to anyone.<br />“you increase your likelihood of getting a job if you live in one of these key hubs”<br />
    10. 10. Thank you<br />

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