Survey of over 500 game developers reveals major funding and collaboration challenges
MINNEAPOLIS, August 25, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions for corporate teams who need productivity, visibility and scalability along the development lifecycle, today announced the release of the State of Game Development Report: 2020 & Beyond, which outlines trends, challenges and predictions for the future of game development .
Game Development Survey
The game development industry is constantly evolving. As in many industries, 70% of game developers cite a significant impact of COVID-19 on their industry. Unlike other industries, game development teams are uniquely prepared for the challenges of remote work. Your challenge is going from remote teams to remote people.
For 33% of the game development experts surveyed, raising funds was the greatest challenge. Almost 50% of those questioned are fighting for funding.
“Getting funding is a challenge for any game development team,” said Brad Hart. “But the studios can’t wait to get paid to start work. For this reason, Perforce is proud to offer an Indie Studio Pack to give these teams a free entry into Helix Core version control and Hansoft Agile project management. “
For 22% of the game developers surveyed, working together was the greatest challenge. Cross-team collaboration on assets was a major challenge for respondents, followed by challenges in adapting to remote work.
“Working together is not a new challenge in game development,” said Hart. “Using the right tools and processes is critical to ensuring the collaboration that is needed to create the next hit game. Perforce is uniquely positioned to help game development teams solve this challenge. “
19 of the top 20 AAA game development studios today use Helix Core, Perforce version control. And so do countless indie studios.
The full results of the survey can be found in Game Development Status Report: 2020 and Beyond.
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