Software Ecosystems and Digital Games: Understanding the Financial Sustainability Aspect

Bruno Lopes Xavier, Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos, Davi Viana dos Santos

Abstract

The digital games industry has a deep alignment with the field of Software Ecosystems (SECO). Despite the strict relationship, actors of the games industry do not apply the SECO perspective to understand the dynamics of the environment. Financial sustainability is considered a key factor for the permanence of these actors on the platforms and directly impacts the sustainability of an ecosystem. This paper presents a qualitative analysis in that challenging aspect of the digital game industry based on SECO concepts. A survey research that identified the benefits, problems and challenges aspects reported by games actors of digital games SECO in Brazil bases the statements and the analysis of this study. The focus was on exploring the reports of financial sustainability through the SECO perspective in order to help actors to understand the technical, business and social elements of this global and interconnected industry in the area of Information Systems. Finally, some ideas for academic research are listed, such as the need to use knowledge management to support studies on the business dimension of digital games SECO and the need to explore further relationships among games industry actors in the Brazilian context.

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in Harvard Style

Lopes Xavier B., Pereira dos Santos R. and Viana dos Santos D. (2020). Software Ecosystems and Digital Games: Understanding the Financial Sustainability Aspect.In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-423-7, pages 450-457. DOI: 10.5220/0009794204500457


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis20,
author={Bruno Lopes Xavier and Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos and Davi Viana dos Santos},
title={Software Ecosystems and Digital Games: Understanding the Financial Sustainability Aspect},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2020},
pages={450-457},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009794204500457},
isbn={978-989-758-423-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Software Ecosystems and Digital Games: Understanding the Financial Sustainability Aspect
SN - 978-989-758-423-7
AU - Lopes Xavier B.
AU - Pereira dos Santos R.
AU - Viana dos Santos D.
PY - 2020
SP - 450
EP - 457
DO - 10.5220/0009794204500457