Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 925–950 | Cite as

Critical Success Factors to Improve the Game Development Process from a Developer’s Perspective

  • Saiqa AleemEmail author
  • Luiz Fernando Capretz
  • Faheem Ahmed
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The growth of the software game development industry is enormous and is gaining importance day by day. This growth imposes severe pressure and a number of issues and challenges on the game development community. Game development is a complex process, and one important game development choice is to consider the developer’s perspective to produce good-quality software games by improving the game development process. The objective of this study is to provide a better understanding of the developer’s dimension as a factor in software game success. It focuses mainly on an empirical investigation of the effect of key developer’s factors on the software game development process and eventually on the quality of the resulting game. A quantitative survey was developed and conducted to identify key developer’s factors for an enhanced game development process. For this study, the developed survey was used to test the research model and hypotheses. The results provide evidence that game development organizations must deal with multiple key factors to remain competitive and to handle high pressure in the software game industry. The main contribution of this paper is to investigate empirically the influence of key developer’s factors on the game development process.


developer’s perspective software game empirical investigation good-quality game game development process game developer’s factor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saiqa Aleem
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luiz Fernando Capretz
    • 2
  • Faheem Ahmed
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Technological InnovationZayed UniversityAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Computing ScienceThompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsCanada

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