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“Don’t just buy a new video game, make one!” says Obama

By on December 10, 2013
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It’s not often that one of the most powerful people in the world encourages young people to make videogames.

That’s exactly what President Obama did this week as he exhorted young Americans to learn to code, to make video games, to design apps, to program their phone.

It’s marvellous to hear a head of state encouraging people to become makers, not just consumers. Long may it continue.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com