According to a survey by the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, 51 percent of the 2,041 workers with the 112 game development companies in Massachusetts are working in mobile. The article notes that layoffs and closures hit non-mobile studios like ImaginEngine, Zynga Cambridge and Harmonix compared to the growth of mobile companies The Tap Lab and Disruptor Beam.
"All this disruption in the marketplace has created a tremendous amount of opportunity," said MDGI executive director Timothy Loew. "Mobile has actually brought more players and more demographics into the marketplace."
"We have all our eggs in this basket, and we think it's the right basket at the right time," said Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia. "I hope there's an even bigger shift. It's a good time for a company like ours."
Source: Boston Globe