51 percent of Mass. gaming firms are focused on mobile

Michael B. Farrell for the Boston Globe (via Gameindustry.biz):

Despite the recent setbacks, the video game industry in Massachusetts is growing fast. The sector directly ­employs at least 2,041 people at 112 companies, according to a September survey by Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), a state-­sponsored game development center at Becker College in Worcester. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they are ­developing some kind of mobile games.

It’ll be interesting to see how many of these studios can build sustainable businesses in the mobile space without needing to be acquired by larger companies or diversify into the console space, where at least some of them are very, very reluctant to enter.