Welcome to the home of the “50 Over 50” List for the global game industry
Ageism is Rampant Problem
This is the video game industry, where the illusion of youth and innovation far overshadows the reality of an aging workforce that has amassed a tremendous amount of knowledge and wisdom about this evolving interactive art form. While many media outlets prefer to highlight the “up and coming” people in various industries, with those accolades often well-deserved, such highlights also help to underscore the rampant ageism that exists in many industries, and often more severely emphasized in the game industry.
Shining a Light on Ageism
To that end, this effort aims to highlight a subset of the fantastic veteran talent in the game industry and help demonstrate that being 50+ is not – and should not ever be – a factor in hiring great talent and making great games. Like every creative industry beyond games, there will always be a place for the mentors and veterans who have sustained their careers and have gained a valuable perspective that directly informs the future of this medium.
Celebrate the Value of Experience and Wisdom
The purpose of this recognition is to highlight key veterans who are doing great work within the game industry and fighting against the stigma of ageism; it is NOT a comparison or ranking.