Chicago tech companies and the game industry

On the set of Good Day Chicago this morning talking about the game industry, and showing some love for two of Chicago’s favorites Tap.me Games and Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.

The universe of gamers has exploded in the past couple of years from a market of 60 million people largely playing console games, to more than 300 million people playing mobile and social games. A console game like Madden NFL, which has sold more than $3b and is one of the tentpole games that props up the entire industry is evolving to include more social and real-time interactivity to keep pace, but it’s clear that waiting on a console game release will soon be a thing of the past.

Tap.me is a start-up that helps advertisers and brands integrate within this new gaming world, and target broader demographics that previously possible. Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is one of the cutting edge schools where students are learning hands on how to design and deliver the future of the gaming industry.

Madden NFL Boosts Video Game Industry: Terry Howerton : MyFoxCHICAGO.com

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