Indie Video Game Development Work

Indie Video Game Development Work
Author: Alexander Styhre
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-06-13
ISBN: 3030455459
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indie Video Game Development Work Book Excerpt:

This book presents a study of so-called indie video game developers that are widely regarded as the creative and innovative fringe of the video game industry. The video game industry is an exemplary entrepreneurial high growth industry that combines digital media, cinematographic representations and interactive gaming technologies, and uses global digital distribution channels to reach local gaming communities. The study examines a number of issues, concerns, challenges, and opportunities that indie developers are handling as part of their development work. The love of gaming and video games more specifically is the shared and unifying force of both so-called Triple-A developers and the indie developer community. Still, issues such as how to raise financial capital or otherwise fund the development work, or how to optimize the return on investment when video games are released on digital platforms are issues that indie developers need to cope with. The study is theoretically framed as a case of an innovation-led sector of the economy, yet being anchored in the Swedish welfare state model, wherein e.g., free tertiary education and social insurances and health case at low cost are provided and supportive of enterprising. This book will be valuable reading for academics working in the fields of knowledge management, innovation, and the creative economy.

Africa and Its Exploration as Told by Its Explorers

Africa and Its Exploration as Told by Its Explorers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Consumers

Manufacturing Technology  Manufacturing Consumers
Author: Adri A. Albert de la Bruhèze,Ruth Oldenziel
Publsiher: Aksant Academic Pub
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9789052603346
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing Consumers Book Excerpt:

Mass consumption is never self-evident. Consumption develops in tandem with production and with new social and institutional arrangements. Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Consumers considers the relation by focusing on the production and consumption of new technologies. It shows how twentieth-century technologies became socially embedded through the activities and interactions of a host of new institutions and organizations including state agencies, consumer and producer associations, corporate organizations, and research institutes. These institutional actors simultaneously imaged, represented, projected, negotiated, and produced new products, consumer practices, and ideas about the consumer. The room for negotiation these actors possessed in the mediated design of technology, its use, and its users depended on social institutions and their power relations. Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Consumers considers how state, civil society, and market relations configured that space differently according to historical circumstance. The book maps the making of Dutch consumer society as part and parcel of the variegated European consumer society through the mediated production and consumption of new technologies, i.e. houses, kitchens, cars, snacks, and radio and TV sets.