The video game industry has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. According to the website http://www.experience.com, “The video game industry is a growing, multi-billion dollar field and many of the college graduates want to get their hands on the controller.” With an ever-growing fan base and numerous advancements in technology, the industry is bigger than it has ever been.
But it’s not only college students that are gaining interest in the field of gaming, with the release of the Nintendo Wii, a new group of gamers who had never played games began to play them and began accept the fact that video games are a part of our culture. Older generations of people, and younger generations as well, began to bring game consoles into their household.
With an increasing popularity in devices such as Android phones and Apple products, games are becoming more available to a wider audience. This larger audience and growing market means more developers, large and small, are starting up to meet the consumer demand for video games. An increase in video game developing and publishing companies means more opportunities for students studying in the field of game design.
With games becoming more social and immerging, new gamers are created every day. One of the best examples of the increasing popularity in video games is the amount of commercials for games that are airing on national television every day to millions of viewers around the globe. The future of gaming is now and the outlook for future game designers as well as developers is extremely positive.
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