Author of the Gamedevelopers.ie report on the current health of the Irish video games industry Jamie McCormick talks to Siliconrepublic.com’s Elaine Burke about the progression of the industry and the opportunities for growth.
The study by Gamedevelopers.ie revealed that employment in the Irish-based video games industry has increased 91pc since 2009 to a current estimated total of 3,344 workers and has generated revenues of €2bn since 2001.
The study has identified 3,344 jobs across 75 companies on the island of Ireland.
Of these, 280 people work in core development, including 41 separate game development teams working across 12 different platforms.
Development was found to have centred primarily on the iOS platform, with browser and PC platforms also commanding a significant focus.
Some 445 people are employed in various services supporting the games industry, including middleware, quality assurance, localisation and consultancy.
A further 736 jobs were estimated across retailers and services focused on the consumer games market.
A total of 1,883 people work in publishing and business functions, including customer support and various game operation roles.