One of the most promising investment sectors in the world.
Newzoo forecasts that in 2018 the games market revenue will reach $137.9 billion which is 13.3% more than in 2017.The revenue of the gaming industry today is bigger than the one of the movie industry and is closing to the revenue of the sports industry.
Leading research companies estimate that the games market will continue to grow in the coming years both in regards to revenues and the number of players. All this makes the game development one of the most promising investment sectors in the world.
A particularly rapid growth is observed in the mobile games market with a startling breakthrough happening during the last 10 years. In 2012, it accounted for the smallest market share, while in this year mobile games will generate more than a half of all revenues in the industry, namely $70.3 billion.
Ukrainian game development industry is also evolving rapidly. Only in recent years more than 30 new game dev companies have appeared. Gamedev studios are present in almost all Ukraine's regions. At the same time, there has not been any research on the game development industry in Ukraine.
Ukrainian GameDev industry in numbers
What we have found out during our research
There are more than 20 000 people aworking in GameDev industry in Ukraine
There are more than 80 GameDev companies actively present on the market.
of interviewed companies are building mobile games.
The first survey has collected the information from 70+ most active Ukrainian gamedev companies. We invite more companies to participate in our next versions of the research.
#1 – Kyiv is a growing leader in Ukrainian GameDev industry.
#2 – Some companies have R&D in a few main cities at the same time.
#3 – There are more than 20 000 people produce games in Ukraine.
#1 – The GameDev market is growing.
#2 – We see the new generation of VR/AR games and companies.
#3 – We don't have enough publishers and really fragmented market so we need more initiatives that could boost the market.
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