Online gaming has been around for a long time

Online gaming has been around for a long time. It started with simple games we know, now there are multi-player games, where players can interact with each other online. To develop console games (those played using a console or an Android or IOS phone) takes some knowledge in physics, math and computer logic. Filipinos don’t lack the skill for this, but much needs to be done to create a massive talent pool of developers. More serious PC games can take as much as a year to 3 years to build, this is what the Philippines needs to build, today there are only a few big players, Synergy 88 Studios in one of them. Hopefully with government support, more game development studios will be built, meantime let’s check out the Global and Local market for Online Games.
Global Market for Online Games
Global Games Market has reached 2.2 Billion people. The industry generates some USD 108.9 Billion in revenue. Newzoo.com a gaming news website says, “Digital game revenues will account for $94.4 billion or 87% of the global market. Mobile is the most lucrative segment, with smartphone and tablet gaming growing 19% year over year to $46.1 billion, claiming 42% of the market. In 2020, mobile gaming will represent just more than half of the total games market. The PC and console game markets will generate $29.4 billion and $33.5 billion in 2017, respectively.”
Local Gaming Industry
Locally, the Gaming Development Association of the Philippines or GDAP based on an article from GMA News Online, some 3,000 people are working on developing online games across the Philippines. Mr. Alvin Juban, President of GDAP says, “GDAP said the Philippine game development sector earned some $70 million from late 2011 to early 2012, with five percent of its talent pool working on console game services.”
Locally, about 15 percent focused on quality assurance (QA), game design consulting, and game community support, while most specialize in mobile and social games.
The Philippines’ top competitor in this industry is China, followed by Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, which Juban considers the dark horse.
Juban recalled a discussion he had with an executive from Vietnam, who said they had 10,000 game developers.
“We keep saying by 2015, we want 10,000 people. But now, we find that we’re aiming too low. A lot has changed,” he said.
Careers for Filipino Game Designers
In the next few years, potential careers in game development include Java developers, iOS, Android, and C++ developers, PHP and MySQL developers, and Actionscript developers. Juban said these are relatively difficult to find, since they require an educational background in computer science, information technology, science or mathematics.
Should the country and the academic community now invest in the development of game developers the country can compete with its Asian neighbors and giants.
This shows how e-games is up to date and make a another world for the gamer and also the organization and companies. Its is not only a game but also opportunity to make money. To show their skills and talent to others, only few can play games. This article shows how e-games can contribute to our country.