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YouTube Video Documents Creative Los Angeles Gaming Scene

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'City of Gamers' gives viewers a sneak-peek into L.A.'s gaming community.

Tiffany Nesbit
  • 21 july 2014

Lush, spacious, diverse, and entertaining are all words one might use to describe the city of Los Angeles, but these words are also applicable to L.A.’s gaming scene. Like any community, L.A.’s gaming culture is a collaborative one that continues to evolve. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an organization dedicated to presenting new work and media forms to the contemporary world, wanted to showcase the many interesting facets of this society of gamers- so they created a YouTube video for all the world to see.

City of Gamers documents the L.A. gaming scene by showcasing players, designers, and developers. In it, topics like hierarchy, kinds of projects people can work on, and the importance of working together are all explored. There are also many mentions to the similarities between the city itself and the gaming world there, something that should come as no surprise, since Los Angeles is the world’s leader in the creation of video games. Most importantly, the video stresses that there is room for everyone to be creative in L.A.

Interestingly, many of the games currently being developed are coming out of academia, and that seems to be because the community doesn’t force a person to define themselves. ‘Game players are game players, no matter what kind of office they work in,’ said Richard Lemarchand, Associate Professor of of Interactive Media and Games Division at USC. He added that there’s a sense of cross-pollination, that all bets are off in L.A., which has undoubtedly led to the expansion of the gaming society.

To get a better idea of the exciting things coming out of L.A.’s gaming scene, watch the video for yourself.

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