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Georgia’s got game.

Over the past two years, the state has snagged hundreds of jobs in game development — from graphic design to software engineering to the atmospheric music that builds a game’s tension, and more are on the way, AJC staffer Leon Stafford reports.

The state’s point man, Asante Bradford, and others are traveling the country and the globe to bring video game development to Georgia, Stafford writes.

Companies are coming to Georgia because of the tax incentives the state offers the entertainment industry, which includes the fast-growing digital segment, and the plethora of courses dedicated to digital entertainment at the state’s institutions of higher learning.

“If you are a game company, you’ve got 20 colleges and universities that have game programs here,” Nick Masino, vice president of economic development for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, told Stafford. “That’s huge.”

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August 27th, 2010
8:37 am

It’s great to see that such a lame industrie is coming to the town…

Buzz G

August 29th, 2010
7:27 am

Yes, and how many manufacturing jobs have we lost? Many more than we will make up in the gaming industry.