Computer Games are one of the most profitable software business in the world. The revenue generated each year is massive – estimated to $ 7 billion in 2005 – and it is now general knowledge that video game sales exceed the Hollywood’s film industry’s annual box office. Yet the problem with games is that it is not “ok” to discuss computer games among adults and even more so in Mauritius!!! It’s not “serious” at all!!!
So is there a future for computer games in Mauritius? With attitudes like that, the only hope seems that a big company like EA games come to Mauritius. So I’m praying for that to happen.
But even if that does not happen, we still could have a start-up that makes games for mobile phones. Right now we lack the experience to build a full fledge 3D game – for the first time, how to make computer games is being taught at the University of Mauritius – but mobile games are possible and there definitely is a marketfor that – more people have mobile phones than computers and phones are becoming more and more powerful.
So when do we start?