Game developers working on selected genres worldwide 2017, by employment type

The statistic shows the percentage of game developers working on selected game genres worldwide in 2017, broken down by type of employment. According to the survey findings, more than half of the responding game developers who were self-employed were developing action games, followed by 40 percent who were working on casual games.

Percentage of game developers working on selected game genres worldwide as of March 2017, by type of employment

EmployedSelf-employedFreelance/contract
Action50%52%43%
Action Adventure26%27%18%
Adventure19%31%33%
Role playing29%35%38%
Sports13%6%18%
Strategy34%36%20%
Simulation20%25%30%
Serious12%16%33%
Casual32%40%35%
Art5%12%15%
Party8%7%13%
Exercise3%2%5%
Other8%6%8%
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Source

Release date

January 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

February to March, 2017

Number of respondents

963 respondents

Age group

18-67 years

Method of interview

Online survey

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