I’m writing an article for a magazine (The New Statesman), provisionally titled “What have videogames ever done for us? A look at the economics of videogames in the UK”. I’m looking at the variety of jobs, how old the industry is here, who’s involved, what research is being done here (both in terms of R&D and possibly academically), investment, numbers of companies, exports, and what they are doing to make money. Plus, possibly the things the government has done, should do. etc. And is it possible to include online games in any of the above? If you have any thoughts, contacts or opinions on the above, email mike at mbites dot com (thanks).
Update: The piece has now been filed – thanks for your contributions, if you sent any.