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Offline Grazer

Junior Devvie

My other avatar is much more flattering.

« Posted 2004-12-07 20:13:05 »

I think the question says it all.
I ordered it alphabetically so that whoever came last couldn't take offence. Wink

This thread might also be a good place to write something about what the games industry is like in your area, especially whether there's any professional Java games development going on.

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Offline Mojomonkey

Senior Devvie

ooh ooh eee eeee

« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-12-07 20:23:18 »

Puyallup, Washington, USA. South a bit of Seattle, Washington. Games industry is very strong here (i.e. Nintendo of America, Valve, Bungie, Microsoft Game, etc).

Don't send a man to do a monkey's work.
Offline ap_kelly

Junior Devvie

Java rocks!

« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-12-07 23:26:24 »

I'm in Sydney Australia, there is a games company in Melbourne, I think they did the latest Transformers game.  

Java is big over here (for business at least, no idea about games companies using it) , I see many jobs advertised for J2EE and Java skills. None for OpenGl and Java yet though, still, my fingers are crossed.


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Offline cfmdobbie

Senior Devvie

Medals: 1

Who, me?

« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-12-08 07:18:48 »

UK, near London.

As you'd expect, there are a number of game dev houses in this area.  The biggest concentration is around Guildford, where Bullfrog spun off numerous satellite companies like Lionhead, Big Blue Box etc.

P.S. I've heard tell that some odd people come from a funny-shaped country called "New Zealand".  I guess they're Australian, now? Tongue

Hellomynameis Charlie Dobbie.
Offline Bombadil

Senior Devvie

« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-12-08 07:31:36 »

I've been thinking the United Kingdom belongs to the continent named Europe, too... :-)

It's just that they don't want to be a full member of that thing called "European Union", for example no Euro currency, etc. But well, you can live without that (heartily greetings to Switzerland).
Offline Grazer

Junior Devvie

My other avatar is much more flattering.

« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-12-08 07:49:52 »

So much for not causing offence.  Roll Eyes

As you may know, you can only enter up to eight options for a poll, so I chose those eight as they seemed the most sensible break-up.
I put USA and UK separate from their continents as I thought these might make up a high proportion of the developers in their continents and people would want to see them separate.

As for New Zealanders, <insert favourite sheep joke here>.
Just kidding, guys. Wink

Seriously, if your region/country doesn't fit within the bounds of the survey (e.g. Middle East? Pacific Islands? Antarctica?), just choose the closest one and then put up a post to say where you're really from - I'd love to know who's interested in game development outside these bounds!

So everybody be cool.
Just go with the flow.  Cool

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Offline MasterDirk

Senior Newbie

Somebody set up us the bomb...

« Reply #6 - Posted 2004-12-08 14:10:54 »

Norway, here. Bergen, to be exact. Look it up, should be under "rainiest city on Earth".

And now it's cold, too Smiley

Anyone got a high-paying, low-stress job for me in, say, Bali or Hawaii?

Didn't think so...
Offline Spasi
« Reply #7 - Posted 2004-12-08 14:49:05 »

Alexandroupolis, northern Greece. No gaming here, no java action. Well, actually, no serious software developing at all in this weird country. Sad

Right now we're trying to set our little start-up on its feet. And that's thanks to the good EU, it provides the only support we'll ever get. Wink
Offline weston
« Reply #8 - Posted 2004-12-09 04:00:19 »

Colorado, near Denver + school in Denver. I found a list with something like 40 game dev companies in colorado, so thats ok. Also, I went to a 'Colorado Game Developers' meeting a few days ago and one of the companies says they use java for all their games. I believe I've seen a person from the company on here once or twice...

for(int i = 1; i > 0; i++)
     System.out.println(i+" cups of java downed");
Offline Chman

Junior Devvie

Nothing more that... Java games are cool !

« Reply #9 - Posted 2004-12-11 15:44:36 »

France, near Paris Smiley

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Offline Per_T

Senior Newbie

« Reply #10 - Posted 2004-12-12 09:27:14 »

Sweden. Think we have two big game companies here: DICE (Battlefield etc.) and Massive (Ground Control).

We also have Agency9 and Meqon (physics engine).

The game industry seems to be sort of dead ATM, but lots of ppl are going these game educations, so that might change...
Offline darkprophet

Senior Devvie

Go Go Gadget Arms

« Reply #11 - Posted 2004-12-12 19:42:31 »

Birmingham UK....Thats where i live

Im originally Iraqi but i have a New Zealand stop those sheep jokes!  Tongue

Seriously, your walking down the street and you start seeing sheep randomly! IIRC, theres like 72 million sheep and around 3 million people....

Im actually quite terrified of the day when sheep get some proper brains!

As for game developers, not a clue! Im still at school (next year to university!  :-/ more free food!)

I think ive rambled on enough here....DP

Friends don't let friends make MMORPGs.

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Offline Hauk

Junior Devvie

Guitar, Norse Mythology, java and women=life

« Reply #12 - Posted 2004-12-12 20:16:07 »

I'm from Ireland, so I voted UK cos its the closest to home.

Ah well,


I want to become a hermit and live in the harsh wastelands of Norway. I want to have a cloak made of bearskin and hunt the demons of the night.

I was born for a reason and am not about to lie down and die like the rest of you. Anybody with me?
Offline bauerr

Junior Devvie

Java!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

« Reply #13 - Posted 2004-12-13 08:37:53 »

Germany.  Smiley
Offline aNt

Senior Devvie


« Reply #14 - Posted 2004-12-13 08:43:28 »

london england- i think
Offline shawnkendall

Senior Devvie

« Reply #15 - Posted 2004-12-13 17:38:51 »

WOW, USA makes up a measly 20% of the total; that is so awesome! (80s American slang, lost on international audience ;-))

Shawn Kendall
Cosmic Interactive, LLC
Offline Mojomonkey

Senior Devvie

ooh ooh eee eeee

« Reply #16 - Posted 2004-12-13 19:42:39 »

80s American slang, lost on international audience

What's scary is how many people I thought were from the US that aren't, soley based on their use of American slang. Please, people stop using American slang, it's not very good, I want more use of: Hoser, Bloody, Cheerio, Wanker, etc.

Don't send a man to do a monkey's work.
Offline Matlu

Junior Devvie

Hasta La Victoria Siempre!

« Reply #17 - Posted 2005-01-01 15:57:04 »

Czech Republic, Prague.
Many companies offer java-related jobs here (also Sun and Borland have development here), but c++ and .net seem to prevail. I'm not sure if someone uses java for professional games here...

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Offline gregof

Junior Devvie

in code we trust

« Reply #18 - Posted 2005-01-04 06:21:46 »

Sweden, LuleƄ for me.
Here (in LuleĆ„) we have Agency9 (which I have done some work for btw), now I work with webapplications for an other company, but if i lean out the window,  I may be able to throw a rock at their office  Grin

// Gregof
Offline Tomas

Junior Devvie


« Reply #19 - Posted 2005-01-04 08:26:05 »

Then I'll just use my super powers and throw it right back at you  Wink

// Tomas

CTO Agency9
« Reply #20 - Posted 2005-02-13 15:51:19 »

Phoenix, Arizona. Home of Rainbow Studios who have made "Motocross Madness", published by Microsoft years ago (don't know what they're doing these days). Funny, I picked up one of their animators years ago on the freeway - his car was broken down. And just two days ago I ran into one of their developers, wearing a t-shirt that said "game developer." He was in Fry's Electronics buying a new Gigabyte motherboard.

I think Phoenix (or maybe Scottsdale, a city litterally adjacent to Phoenix) is also home of the team who did the MMO "Horizons". As far as I know, there's no Java game development though.
Offline James_Attenborough

Senior Newbie

« Reply #21 - Posted 2005-02-16 12:54:05 »

Cape Town, South Africa (starting to feel a bit lonely.... I was hoping there might be someone else from Africa on this board).

To my knowledge, there aren't really any game dev companies in South Africa.... there are a few kids who play around with some stuff in their sparetime, and maybe a few friends who tried to make a game when they were in high school, but honestly, that's about it. Most people here with any "m4d d3v skillz" are desperately trying to get out of here, and into a first world country.

The only things we really have are like EA South Africa, or other local branches of the big companies. They don't really do anything except marketing their products though.
Offline shawnkendall

Senior Devvie

« Reply #22 - Posted 2005-02-16 14:28:30 »

I really like this poll, I think it's very interesting look at this forum and the world view of Java games in general.
Please, more people vote so we can get a more complete distribution number.
There are >4000 people registered on this board!

Shawn Kendall
Cosmic Interactive, LLC
Offline TheAnalogKid

JGO Coder

Projects: 2

« Reply #23 - Posted 2005-02-16 14:46:01 »

I'm from province of Quebec in Canada and I live in Montreal.

Offline Ceranith

Senior Newbie

« Reply #24 - Posted 2005-02-17 05:19:06 »

Arizona as well Smiley
Offline Daire Quinlan

Junior Devvie

« Reply #25 - Posted 2005-02-17 08:39:57 »

Dublin, Ireland.
Currently unemployed & looking for work :-(

Nothing much going on in dublin games wise. Seems to be a renewed interest in J2Me stuff for mobiles over the last while though. And google just opened up here. Maybe i'll zip off my CV to them today :-)

Offline c_lilian

Senior Devvie

Projects: 1

Java games will probably rock someday...

« Reply #26 - Posted 2005-02-17 10:09:18 »

south of france (google for Pont du Gard, I live on the other side of the mountains).

Anyody been there ? (France is the world's most visited country, and that roman bridge has 2 million visitors / years )


Offline swpalmer

JGO Coder

Exp: 12 years

Where's the Kaboom?

« Reply #27 - Posted 2005-02-20 16:59:37 »

Wow, so many of you hosers are from Europe, eh?

(Makes me think that Sun's GTG should try to participate in more of the European conferences instead of making you guys fly to the US.)

Offline Hansdampf

Senior Devvie

Projects: 3

too offending?

« Reply #28 - Posted 2005-02-20 18:16:20 »

Germany, near Stuttgart. 2 weeks ago I've been to Peru for one month (good beer over there, too)

lots of sillystupid games:
Offline Nraged

Senior Newbie

Java is the future of Gaming

« Reply #29 - Posted 2005-02-27 15:59:57 »

Somewhere in Oxford - although I wish I lived in Krabi, Thailand

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