Another year in the gaming industry of Serbia was marked by growth. In addition to increased total revenues, the number of employees also grew, as did the number of active companies and studios. The ecosystem will need a record number of new talents, and there is something new in the field of education as well. The largest number of expert articles and interviews are available, which additionally explain all the great news and changes that marked the year 2021.
In addition to regular information on the state of the industry, portfolios of our members and their projects as well as information on education, we have enriched this latest report with information on some of the largest projects and programs we have introduced. How we built our Discord community, and what our international program Playing Narratives or Shift 2 Games series are all about. We have dedicated a significant part to stories about the great successes of small teams. Also, for the first time, we have presented the trends in the development of our ecosystems over the past four years.
The second SGA annual report on the state of the gaming industry in Serbia was marked by the story of the arrival of big players on the local scene. Several significant acquisitions have shaken the market and proved that the demand for our talent is justified. The report showed growth of the industry in several categories, but what pleased us the most was the strong jump in the number of employees and new open positions. You can also read more than 10 articles by leading experts, as well as a list of educational institutions that currently offer education in the field of gaming.
Our first annual report on the Serbian gaming industry was the first project of this type in our region, and the first comprehensive research on our growing gaming ecosystem. We wanted to present a publication that will clearly show all relevant industry participants, stakeholders and decision makers, where the ecosystem currently is – and what are its potentials. In addition to statistics, we have included information about all our members, events, education, as well as the reasons why Serbia is the right place to invest in gaming startups.