Announcing a new Meetup for The Columbus Ohio Game Development Meetup Group!
What: NW, Business Breakfast - The Computer and Video Game Industry with Rich Taylor
When: November 19,[masked]:30 AM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
TechColumbus is putting on a Video Game Breakfast bright and early on a Thursday morning, featuring Rich Taylor, Senior Vice President of Communications and Industry Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). TechColumbus has their own meetup group, so I'm just reposting in case you aren't a member of that one as well. You're welcome to RSVP on this meetup as well just to let other Game Dev Meetup members know, but make sure to RSVP on TechLifeColumbus's meetup event to let the actual event organizers know if you're going to attend.
Cost is $20 for non-members of TechColumbus.
Full details are at the links below. If you want to attend, make sure to RSVP at both of these:http://www.techcolumbus.org/business-breakfast-computer-and-video-game-industry-fun-pastime-now-major-industryhttp://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/calendar/11436489/
Some details reproduced here for your convenience:
Rich Taylor, Senior Vice President of Communications and Industry Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will discuss the computer and video game industry, its transition from niche pastime to mainstream industry and the opportunities for those interested in a career in this creative and innovative medium. He will touch upon the many facets of the industry including the ?serious? uses for games in the business, education and medical fields, as well as ways Ohio can grow its entertainment software industry. You will also meet some local companies to are involved in the development of cutting-edge gaming applications.
Sixty-five percent of American households play computer and video games and 38 percent of American homes have a video game console. Overall computer and video game sales climbed to $22 billion in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 billion of that total figure.
The ESA is the U.S. trade association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet. The ESA represents a wide variety of video game developers on issues involving piracy, intellectual property and unconstitutional sales regulations as well as working to foster economic conditions that support this robust and growing industry.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/The-Columbus-Ohio-Game-Development-Meetup-Group/calendar/11611193/