A survey of the video game industry in Portugal

Pedro A. Santos, Patrícia Romeiro, Flávio Nunes, Paul Hollins, Ruben Riestra

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    Abstract

    Despite the impressive growth of the video game industry in Europe and a growing interest emerging in that industrial sector, there is still a knowledge deficiency in respect of its characteristics, and its contribution to urban and regional development. This paper explores the characteristics of the industry communities, location factors, types of games developed, tools used, marketing and sales channels and economic impact. This research is based on data collected in Portugal through a survey of 70 economic agents, under the auspices of the First Atlas of video games Industry in Portugal research project. The paper concludes with an elaboration of the opportunities and challenges associated with the industry and the potential role of public and institutional policies in supporting its development and sustainability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-24
    JournalIntercom: Revista Brasileira de Ciências de Comunicação
    Volume12
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Video Game Industry
    • Creative Industries
    • Public Policies
    • Portugal

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    Santos, P. A., Romeiro, P., Nunes, F., Hollins, P., & Riestra, R. (2017). A survey of the video game industry in Portugal. Intercom: Revista Brasileira de Ciências de Comunicação, 12, 1-24.