He was saying how the government wasn’t doing the local game industry any favours by bringing in the big international names. With most of the local companies being small to medium-sized companies, he explained, they are unable to compete with the established names for the best and brightest of the local talent. As a result, they are experiencing a brain drain to these same companies the government are bringing in to aid the growth of the game industry.
At the time when this was related to me, it all made sense. By losing the best talent to the big companies, local companies will lack the edge to compete and potential for growth. I was convinced and even wanted to do whatever little part I can to show what a local company can do with local talent.
I’m not so convinced any more; it has also little to do with the availability of talent.