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Games & Interactive
It is a fantastic time to be involved in the game and interactive industry. If you are part of the four screen world consuming entertainment media, you have probably played a game or two…maybe even participate in online multiplayer games. It may not surprise you that there are more video game stores than book stores in New York City. Like so many things in entertainment media, technology has made things possible in games that were not possible even a few years ago.
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Games can be played on smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and television screens, so you don’t need to go to a video game arcade to play great games. Massively multiplayer online games use the power of the web to interconnect hundreds and thousands of players. Console games continue to drive another segment of the market and at virtually every age level. Technologically, games are becoming incredibly sophisticated with persistent world environments and characters that totally immerse and engage players.
“A single-player game is really a movie that you create in cooperation with the player, where the lead actor doesn’t have a copy of the script. ” -Gabe Newell, Valve
There are interesting overlaps with other industries requiring the creative and collaborative vision and skill of designers, programmers, writers and artists. Some games have tremendous movie-like qualities taking years to craft and complete. If you have an interesting article, story, how to or tip that you would like us to consider for the Big Story Group website, visit the Big Story Group Contributor page for more information.