Italian publisher Leonardo Interactive launched Made in Italy video game centerthis is an annual appointment dedicated to various bases. Video game development in Italyto create a link between the different realities about this industry.
Leonardo Interactive gained considerable fame, particularly with Dry Drowning and the more recent Shattered Heaven, and during the L>I Days, “make a system between companies, institutions and chambers of commerce to have a clear and common direction as the key to the future”.
The first event was held in Spoleto recently: from here various interesting data emerged highlighting recent events. growth This is the overall market. The annual report of IIDEA, the trade association of the Italian video game industry, actually reports that the Italian video game development panorama is shifting from a reality made up of start-ups to small and medium-sized businesses.
Based on these data, it turns out that the number of employees has increased by 50% in two years to 2,400 professionals in the production of video games, the turnover in 2022 is between 130 and 150 million euros, an increase of 30% compared to the previous year, which bodes well for the future.
The idea behind the Made in Italy video game hub
Therefore, the idea is think tanks It brings together video game industry experts around a common goal: to consolidate and promote the video game industry in Italy. To do this, “developers, artists, studios and everyone involved in video game production must collaborate, learn and evolve, becoming a benchmark when it comes to innovation, creativity and excellence in the global gaming industry,” says Leonardo Francesco Caltagirone, CEO of Leonardo Interactive.
Therefore, the first step towards establishing a common reference point for representatives of the Italian video game industry is the creation of this Made in Italy video game hub. On the occasion of the announcement of the venture, it was also confirmed that Simon the Sorcerer Origins, the official prequel to the adventure series, will arrive in 2024.