The video game market is based on a group of companies that develop games for different types of media such as game consoles or computers. The same game can be developed for several types of media.
According to l'expansion.fr, the video game market in France was estimated at 2.7 billion euros in 2013, i.e. the cumulative revenue generated by all game components in France (including game releases, consoles, accessories, etc.).
The sector is relatively concentrated with few players on the more specific part of video game design. The time frame for the market is very long and game design requires a lot of expensive skills before money can be generated. The French market leader is Ubisoft, a Breton company created and managed by the Guillemot brothers.
Designers must adapt to different applications. The strong development of mobile phones, for example, requires the integration of dedicated skills in this sector. The same applies to virtualization. The sector is mainly seeking blockbusters. Indeed, the development of a major success makes it possible to strongly perpetuate the design studio as was the case for Ubisoft with Rayman and Good Evil.
The sector is essentially subject to rules of age categorization of published games based on violence and shocking images contained in the game. In addition, the companies must raise awareness among the various audiences about the risk of addiction presented by video games.
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