The Philippine video game development industry is “desperately looking for more people” to hire, as the sector bucks the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
According to the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), they need at least 2,000 more professionals as the video game industry has surged worldwide. GDAP president Alvin Juban said that while game developers are still few and far between in the country, sub-industries like programming, quality assurance services, art services, and game support have been steadily growing.
Juban stated that the sector, which is under the IT-BPO (information technology-business process outsourcing) industry, pays higher than other BPO jobs. He added that GDAP is focusing on boosting the art services in the near term as this is the strong suit of the local workforce.