Sunday, April 13, 2008

Intelligent Gamer: African Americans and the video game industry
"...only 2% of game developers across all disciplines are black. ...[while]
a study on the demographics of video game players in 2005 found that African Americans are spending more money to purchase games and more time to play them compared to your average gamer.

"So why the disparity when it comes to developers in the industry?"

Unfortunately, much of the discussion here focuses on superficial things like avatar skin tone, and eclipses the hard truth that when one in 2 don't graduate from high school, few will find their way into industrial-strength-brain-powered video game shops.