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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Industry participants, researchers, and financial analysts rely on the availability of good quality data on the size, growth, and factors affecting markets. The OGA Research SIG provides an annually updated research report that is made available at no cost to OGA's Promoter and Contributor members. The research made available by the OGA is a key member benefit, providing valuable market information to support their businesses.
Indie SIG and Indie Collective
The Indie SIG is involved with helping independent game developers by supporting their development, marketing and business needs and to help them launch their games into the market. Activities of this SIG include inviting independent studios to participate in industry events, participate on panel discussions, build key networking opportunities and create marketing opportunities offered by the OGA.
Certification and Logo Program SIG
This SIG manages a system to allow consumers to identify which games will work on their computers, and also manages a stable and predictable design specification for developers making computer games. By addressing these two fundamentals, computer games will be easier to develop; and this should also improve the situation for those consumers who may have been intimated or confused by the complexity of computers for various forms of gaming.
Security Best Practices SIG
Piracy of games is a significant problem. The Security Best Practices SIG is working to better define the problem and propose recommendations to reduce piracy without causing consumer backlash that could hurt the gaming market.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are expected to generate an estimated $150 Billion in revenue for gaming businesses over the next 5 years. The new AR/VR SIG will explore aspects of these technologies and how they can best be integrated into games and provide thought-leadership, networking and marketing support.
Cloud Gaming SIG
The availability of high end game streaming is projected to grow 5-fold, from 30M at the end of 2014 to 150M in 2015 alone. As such, understanding how best to implement cloud technologies is critical for a successful game development businesses. This SIG will gather community support for an open cloud gaming experience for the gamer and developer communities. It will also assemble industry data to share and promote cloud gaming in all forms; sharing information as an unbiased voice of the community.
The Software SIG will be a forum to bring together software and tools providers with the development community to support game development. This SIG will support game technology and work to be a resource for the tools and technology used by the industry.
We’re honored to be elected to the Open Gaming Alliance Board of Directors, said Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer. There is so much synergy between Razer’s core DNA – an essence of pure commitment to improving the PC gaming experience with state-of-the-art peripherals – and this organization’s drive to establish high standards and quality guidelines for the evolving industry at large. Both Razer and the Open Gaming Alliance are dedicated to addressing the needs of a maturing category and its largely sophisticated audience.