Virgin Media just announced today they are in search of creators of casual games. They are being encouraged to work through Two Way Media, Virgin Media’s app development partner, to integrate, test, host, launch and monetize games on TiVo using its game framework which can make Flash games ready for the platform in under a week.
Today the Video Games Extreme Workshop 2, hosted by VGA (Video Game Chile) kicks off at UFSM in Valparaiso.
Organized by Video Games Chile and USM Games, the event seeks to attract and support those who wish to learn and/or improve in game development can collaborate with professionals of the industry in the creation and development of new games. (Photo left: Daniel Winkler, Founder of Iguana Bee along with Pablo Gorigoitia of Brainstomers are the 2 main organizers of the event).
In its previous version the event gathered over 200 people, 20 new games were created, 5 people got hired by video game companies and one of the participating teams started their own company. Continue reading
“Growing up, many Latin Americans had to constantly adapt to economic and political uncertainty and a business bureaucracy that people in Silicon Valley couldn’t even dream of confronting. This has forced entrepreneurs here to think outside-the-box from an early age, and develop a fiercely independent streak, which is crucial for tech innovation,” says Vinod Sreeharsha, a Sao Paulo-based U.S. journalist who has written extensively about the Latin American tech industry.
A U.S.A. Today story posted 13 November 2011, states that to compete in the $60 billion USD global game marketplace, top studios work hard to recruit the best talent to create their blockbuster titles. It also states that artists from a variety of backgrounds are also in high demand as the industry continues to grow.
“As gaming continues to rise in popularity, cross gender and social boundaries, and expand in what defines a gaming experience, artists of all types will be in high demand to provide all the visual elements we as game consumers expect and at the quality we demand,” says Nick Heitzman, a game developer and member of the faculty at the Guildhall graduate game development program at Southern Methodist University.
Are you a game developer?
What resources and forums have you used to find artists for your game studio?
Share your experiences in the comments.
Photo Courtesy: Vintage Games in NYC