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IGDA Releases Game Industry Demographics Survey

A new survey conducted by the International Game Developers Association is helping to answer the question: "Who makes games?", by examining the demographic makeup of the ...
A new survey conducted by the International Game Developers Association is helping to answer the question: "Who makes games?", by examining the demographic makeup of the development community. Nearly 6500 people participated in the survey, answering a series of questions pertaining to age, race, sexual orientation and education among other variables. Key results of the demographic survey of the game development community include: - Male = 88.5%, Female = 11.5% - White = 83.3%, Black = 2.0%, Hispanic/Latino = 2.5%, Asian = 7.5%, Other = 4.7% - Heterosexual = 92%, Lesbian/Gay = 2.7%, Bisexual = 2.7% - Average age = 31 years - Average years in the industry = 5.4 years - Percentage of people with disabilities = 13% (e.g., cognitive, mobility, sight, etc) - More than 80% of game developers have a university level education or greater - More than 60% of studios claim that obtaining diverse applicants is challenging. Jason Della Rocca, executive director for the IGDA, commented of the survey: "As an industry, we need to wake up to the fact that games exist in a broader societal context that is constantly changing." More information on the survey, including raw data and comments, is available at the IGDA's Diversity Report page.

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