Analysing the challenges facing upstart independent studios in the twenty-first century games industry

O'Brien, Daniel (2011) Analysing the challenges facing upstart independent studios in the twenty-first century games industry. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The primary aim of the project is to identify, analyse and evaluate the most significant challenges facing independent startup studios in the twenty-first century games industry. This is achieved through deep research into the current literature that is available and qualitative based primary research focusing on the entrepreneurial individuals behind successful studios. The literature review forms a macro view of the industry, focusing in particular on areas relevant to independent studios such as digital distribution and it’s influence on the importance of publishers. The qualitative based primary research looks, on a 'micro' level, to ‘elite individuals’ as a source of insight into the industry who have successfully founded independent studios. The research seeks lessons that can be learned from their experiences. This is then analysed against trends found in the current literature.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 15:34
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4269

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