According to TrendWatch Inc.s VISUAL EFFECTS/DYNAMIC MEDIA REPORT from last summer, 23% of American vfx/animation studios are allocating more resources for game development tools. Also, faster and more powerful desktop technology has enabled game developers to create compelling life-like, realistic film-like graphics. Plus, the combination of these two forces market growth and faster, more powerful technology -- is driving demand for more sophisticated magic from companies building games. And nearly half of the vfx and animation studios that work on games are small with less than four employees.
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