Hi my name is Adam I am 20yrs old.. I am looking to get into the gaming industry.. I have done my homework on the market and I am looking for some advice if I should persue this idea? thank you very much.
well, the way I was looking into would be selling games. online at first that way I dont have to have alot of cash to start up with. and I could work with it from home and after my main job..
I`d suppose, not
being an expert in copyrighting, that you would have two issues to deal
with. The first would be at what cost would you buy the games. The
second, would you own the right to sell those games. That`s assuming
you`re going to be a retailer selling games.
Another strong issue, perhaps larger, would be to differentiate
yourself from the entire planet of other game sellers. Back only 50
years ago, your competition would mostly be local, regional at best.
With certain businesses, national competition might come into play. But
now, with the Internet, competition is truly global.
That means it isn`t enough to be really good at what you do. You now
have to be spectacular, because you`re competing against 6-billion
people. Think of the Chinese gymnasts, or Cirque de Soleil. The
performers are so far beyond what traditional circus performers did as
to be unbelievable.
Another option would be to get into the marketing and distribution
business in particular. There`s an SuN member who programs games out of
Romania, attempting to get wider recognition. In my experience,
production people often aren`t so skilled at marketing and sales. If
that`s your area of passion and expertise, you`ll likely find
programmers who could really use your help, and produce a whole new
game. (Think of Steve Jobs - sales, and Steve Wozniak - production.)