November 10, 2005

Game developer demographics

The Internation Game Developers' Association has just released a Demographics Report on their industry.

The typical gamer is:

  • Male (88.5%)
  • White (83.3%)
  • Heterosexual (92%)
  • 31 years old
  • 5.4 years in the industry

With lots more information on level of education and other demographic information. Apparently, the industry is worried that a workforce lacking in diversity won't be able to create games that will have broader appeal. The IGDA has a page full of various reports on issues such as quality of life in the industry, legal issues, censorship and a bunch of SIGs. via SciFi Weekly, believe it or not.

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