Portland-based freelance video game designer Ed Kuehnel and other video Oregon video game professionals wants a piece of the pie. And they believe the pie should be bigger.
Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin, Canada, the U.K., Belgium, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland – even some place called the Aland Islands (you’re supposed to put a circle over the “A”) all offer some kind of incentive to software studios who develop video games on their soil. It’s big business, as I’m sure you’ve heard ($9.5 billion and counting) and it’s up for grabs. I believe Oregon is in a position to capitalize more than most states or principalities should we decide to join that list by increasing the overall incentives offered to film and T.V. produced in Oregon and include video game developers in those incentives.
Read why, with point by point arguments. And why it makes sense for Oregon at Game on Oregon.