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COM Alumni(Video game industry)
Video games aren’t just for teenage boys anymore. Thanks to new technologies and higher production values, today’s gaming audience is larger than ever. Games using motion, dance, music, and social media have become family entertainment: More than two-thirds of households now play computer and video games, 40 percent of gamers are female, and 26 percent are over age 50.
That means a booming business, and opportunities for people who understand storytelling. The video game industry employs tens of thousands, including writers, PR pros, film folks, licensing experts and entrepreneurs, in addition to animators, programmers, and actors.
Graduates of the Boston University College of Communication have been well-positioned to recognize and grasp those opportunities. From veteran screenwriters and journalists to up-and-coming marketing whizzes, they’ve found work adapting Shrek to the little screen, pitching Grease (the game) on the road, writing James Bond stories that last 20 hours instead of two, and bringing the music of the Beatles to a new generation. Trained to communicate across a variety of emerging and evolving platforms, a diverse collection of COM alumni have found it easy to transfer their skills to a range of roles in a growing, exciting industry.