Angry Robot

The Truth About Baby Boomer Gamers

This article about boomer gamers (PDF) is impressive to say the least. It’s the results of an online survey of 40-plus gamers, and it paints a picture of a breed of gamer we hear little about. You can’t describe them as casual players – they play too frequently for that. They prefer adventure games. Women are more active than men. They overwhelmingly play on the PC. Myst and the LucasArts adventures are seminal works. “Generally, players seemed dissatisfied not only with the current offerings not only of the mainstream game industry, but of the mainstream game press as well.”