Photos: At IAAPA, video games emerge as theme park strategy

It’s no secret that video game culture has become one of the more popular trends in technology and other industries.

That is clearly the case at attractions and the amusement park industry.

An international trade show in Orlando included several references to games, whether it was actual video games that were trying to make their way into the parks or exhibits that highlighted some iconic characters.

We took a few shots while roaming the trade floor.

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In 18 years, Full Sail grad, Insomniac’s Shaun McCabe has seen video game industry evolve

A lot has changed in the 18 years that Shaun McCabe has worked in the video game industry, having contributed to AAA games like Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man while at Insomniac Games.

More people play.

Many play for money.

And the tools available for video game developers to build have grown in both number and sophistication.

But as tech advances the industry, one very important aspect of the industry remains unchanged.

“At their core, video games seek to engage players with compelling fantasies that allow them to experience the impossible,” he told The OVG. “That’s the same today as it was when I started my career 18 years ago.”

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