Finding a Job in gaming…
Finding a gaming job in NYC is probably as difficult as finding an elephant, actually it is more easy to find an elephant in New York. The gaming industry, though it is flourishing and has shown nothing but growth, has very little presence in NYC. Something that most people don’t know is that Nintendo of America started in NYC. If they stood in NYC they could have possibly been the center of a gaming revolution that would have helped NYC maintain it’s economic stability.
There is a maximum of 30 game studios in NYC and only a hand full of those actually develop games for consoles. Something that NYC is getting good at is mobile gaming. Games that can be played on your cell phone or tablet. There is also a growing number of “serious games” being produced in NYC, these games are for education or training.
With Game Studios so hard to come across in NYC, its no surprise you can’t just stumble across a job. The studios that are in NYC have experienced amazing growth, Kaos Studios for example grew from 15 people to 90.
Game Studios are great sources of jobs. There are many jobs that aren’t traditionally thought of when you think of the gaming industry. For example marketing, and PR are both very important for studios to be successful. There is also a lot of work to be found in community management, which can includes jobs shooting and editing videos.
If there is a gaming Renaissance in NYC, the entire economy will be bolstered. There will be so many jobs and so many opportunities. Not to mention the fact that a stable gaming sector and the proper tax breaks will attract other game studios to make new branches in NYC.
Take a look at the 100 top developers in the world.