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The Game Developer Census 2007


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Overview

Game Developer Research is pleased to announce the debut of its second report, 'The Game Developer Census 2007', which has created an accurate and detailed list of every significant developer and publisher currently working in the game business in the United States and Canada:

The result, which will be invaluable for contractors, service companies, educational institutions, and other entities wanting to reach out to the North American game market as a whole, includes almost 600 firms listed (just over 510 in the U.S. and around 80 in Canada), and includes both a 150-page in-depth report by state - plus an Excel document with each individual entry available for easy access and manipulation. [NOTE: A Gamasutra news story includes more specifics on the total employee counts, revealing 39,700 total U.S. and 8,100 Canadian game professionals.]

Every firm surveyed is listed with full postal address, website URL, phone number/email contact when publicly available, size of firm, and the type of development or publishing it focuses on—casual gaming, online gaming, mobile gaming, serious gaming, PC, handheld or console gaming, as well as example titles that the company has produced.

Unique Information (back to top)

The 'Game Developer Census 2007' can be ordered digitally, and comprises the following elements: The .DOC version of the report, which summarizes the contacts in easily readable form and provides totals for game developers per state and Canadian province, and the .XLS Excel spreadsheet version of the report, which allows the individual fields to be sorted, exported and used however the purchaser sees fit.

Although some basic 'developer directory' information is available elsewhere online, this is the first time that Game Developer Research has compiled canonical information in one place, with estimated company size and scope giving unique insight into the kind of products that the companies in question might be interested in receiving. The report was compiled by hand, with each company individually searched for, researched using online and offline sources, and placed appropriately in the matrix.

Table Of Contents (back to top)

The full table of contents for 'The Game Developer Census 2007' is as follows:

1. Introduction 4

2. Methodology 4

3. Game Developer Census 2007 5

3.1. U.S. Regional Data
3.1.1. Alaska 5
3.1.2. Alabama 6
3.1.3. Arizona 8
3.1.4. California 10
3.1.5. Colorado 40
3.1.6. Connecticut 42
3.1.7. Delaware 43
3.1.8. Florida 44
3.1.9. Georgia 47
3.1.10. Hawaii 49
3.1.11. Iowa 50
3.1.12. Idaho 52
3.1.13. Illinois 52
3.1.14. Indiana 56
3.1.15. Kansas 57
3.1.16. Kentucky 58
3.1.17. Louisiana 59
3.1.18. Massachusetts 60
3.1.19. Maryland 65
3.1.20. Maine 67
3.1.21. Michigan 68
3.1.22. Minnesota 70
3.1.23. Missouri 72
3.1.24. Mississippi 73
3.1.25. Montana 74
3.1.26. North Carolina 75
3.1.27. North Dakota 77
3.1.28. Nebraska 78
3.1.29. New Hampshire 79
3.1.30. New Jersey 80
3.1.31. New Mexico 82
3.1.32. Nevada 83
3.1.33. New York 84
3.1.34. Ohio 90
3.1.35. Oklahoma 91
3.1.36. Oregon 92
3.1.37. Pennsylvania 94
3.1.38. Rhode Island 96
3.1.39. South Carolina 97
3.1.40. South Dakota 98
3.1.41. Tennessee 99
3.1.42. Texas 100
3.1.43. Utah 108
3.1.44. Virginia 110
3.1.45. Vermont 112
3.1.46. Washington 113
3.1.47. Washington DC 122
3.1.48. Wisconsin 123
3.1.49. West Virginia 125
3.1.50. Wyoming 126
3.1.51. U.S. Regional Totals 127

3.2. Canadian Regional Data
3.2.1. Alberta 128
3.2.2. British Columbia 130
3.2.3. Manitoba 136
3.2.4. New Brunswick 137
3.2.5. Newfoundland and Labrador 138
3.2.6. Northwest Territories 139
3.2.7. Nova Scotia 140
3.2.8. Nunavut 141
3.2.9. Ontario 142
3.2.10. Prince Edward Island 146
3.2.11. Quebec 147
3.2.12. Saskatchewan 150
3.2.13. Yukon 151
3.2.14. Canadian Regional Totals 152

Sample Data (back to top)

The creators of the survey are also making available available a sample Excel document showing the California companies with names from A to C listed in the report - a small subsection of the final data. In addition, the Excel data can be resorted by any field required, whether it be company size, developer type, or geographical location, making it easy to utilize in many different ways.

Availability (back to top)

The 'Game Developer Census 2007' report is now available for paid digital download for a price of US $1,995. Any questions about payment (you can also invoice us for this report), delivery methods, or further licensing of the data can be directed to Game Developer Research at research@gdmag.com.

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