Turns out that Canadians like to build computer games much more than their US neighbors, according to the 2007 Game Developer Census.
With more than double the ratio of game developers vs. the rest of the population (at 0.0001314 vs. 0.0002562), video game development is obviously very important to the Canadian economy. The Census was published by CMP Game Group (the guys who run Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com and the Game Developers Conference) and covers all of the US and Canada, and has results sorted by state/province.
The Census also contains information about what each company actually does, how big it is and examples of previous games made by the company.
Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of US game developers are based in California, followed by Washington and Texas.
The Census’s website has some free info and data samples, but to get the full report you have to drop down a nice wad of cash (US $1,995).
Now we have to see if you Canadians are as good at playing games as you are at making them at Lansomnia 3.0 – our third HUGE lan party this summer (this year’s event takes place in a hockey arena, naturally)[From GamaSutra]