40,000 Game Industry Pros in U.S.

40,000 Game Industry Pros in U.S.

There are currently 39,700 industry professionals developing or publishing games in the U.S., according to a new census.

CMP Game Group, which runs the Game Developers Conference, also found that there are 8,100 game industry pros in Canada.

Over 46 percent of game company workers, or 18,300, are based in California, followed by Washington at about 12 percent and Texas at about 7 percent.

Game Developer Research’s inaugural census lists almost 600 U.S. companies. The full report can be purchased at the Game Developer Research website.