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Game Developer Census 2008


Overview Table of Contents Availability

GD ResearchOverview

Game Developer Research is pleased to announce the debut of its ninth report, the 'Game Developer Census 2008'. The in-depth 171-page report provides a detailed list of every significant video game developer and publisher currently working in the game business in the United States and Canada.

The Census report lists more than 650 companies alphabetically by U.S. state and Canadian province, along with generalize contact addresses, website information, estimates of employee numbers and details on their market specialties (from casual gaming, online gaming, mobile gaming and serious gaming to PC, handheld or console gaming). The report is intended to be a valuable tool for game industry trendwatchers, contractors, service companies, and other entities wanting to acquire accurate information to reach out to the North American game market as a whole.

Not included in the current Census estimate are game tools companies, game contracting/services companies, external PR, marketing, legal, and other business services, and liaison or licensing divisions at larger media companies. Game Developer Research putatively puts this figure at around 18,000 across North America.

The 'Game Developer Census 2008' digital download is comprised of 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.

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.

Table Of Contents (back to top)

The full table of contents for the 'Game Developer Census 2008' report is as follows:

1. Introduction 4

2. Methodology 4

3. Game Developer Census 2008 5

3.1. U.S. Regional Data
3.1.1. Alaska 5
3.1.2. Alabama 7
3.1.3. Arizona 8
3.1.4. California 10
3.1.5. Colorado 44
3.1.6. Connecticut 46
3.1.7. Delaware 48
3.1.8. Florida 49
3.1.9. Georgia 52
3.1.10. Hawaii 55
3.1.11. Iowa 56
3.1.12. Idaho 57
3.1.13. Illinois 58
3.1.14. Indiana 63
3.1.15. Kansas 64
3.1.16. Kentucky 65
3.1.17. Louisiana 66
3.1.18. Massachusetts 67
3.1.19. Maryland 73
3.1.20. Maine 75
3.1.21. Michigan 76
3.1.22. Minnesota 78
3.1.23. Missouri 80
3.1.24. Mississippi 81
3.1.25. Montana 82
3.1.26. North Carolina 83
3.1.27. North Dakota 86
3.1.28. Nebraska 87
3.1.29. New Hampshire 88
3.1.30. New Jersey 89
3.1.31. New Mexico 92
3.1.32. Nevada 93
3.1.33. New York 94
3.1.34. Ohio 101
3.1.35. Oklahoma 102
3.1.36. Oregon 103
3.1.37. Pennsylvania 106
3.1.38. Rhode Island 108
3.1.39. South Carolina 109
3.1.40. South Dakota 110
3.1.41. Tennessee 111
3.1.42. Texas 112
3.1.43. Utah 122
3.1.44. Virginia 124
3.1.45. Vermont 126
3.1.46. Washington 127
3.1.47. Washington DC 137
3.1.48. Wisconsin 139
3.1.49. West Virginia 140
3.1.50. Wyoming 141
3.1.51. U.S. Regional Totals 142

3.2. Canadian Regional Data
3.2.1. Alberta 143
3.2.2. British Columbia 145
3.2.3. Manitoba 152
3.2.4. New Brunswick 153
3.2.5. Newfoundland and Labrador 154
3.2.6. Northwest Territories 155
3.2.7. Nova Scotia 156
3.2.8. Nunavut 157
3.2.9. Ontario 158
3.2.10. Prince Edward Island 163
3.2.11. Quebec 164
3.2.12. Saskatchewan 169
3.2.13. Yukon 170
3.2.14. Canadian Regional Totals 171

Availability (back to top)

The 'Game Developer Census 2008' report is now available for paid digital download for a price of US $2,495. Any questions about payment, delivery methods, or further licensing of the data can be directed to Game Developer Research at research@gdmag.com.

 

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