San Francisco, Calif. – Attendees at GDC10 find out why Georgia Got Game on Thursday, March 11, from 9 – 10am in the North Hall, Room 123. Georgia offers the aggressive incentives in the nation for video game development under the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act. The legislation grants an income tax credit of 20 percent to qualified productions. An additional 10 percent tax credit is awarded to approved projects that embed a Georgia promotional logo in the titles or credits of a production.
Eligible productions include both traditional motion picture projects such as feature films, television series, commercials, and music videos, and innovative industries such as game development and animation.
From July 2008 through June 2009, 41 video game productions were produced in Georgia. Currently, more than 60 video game businesses operate around the state. Georgia’s video game workforce is estimated at over 1,600 workers, and 15 of the state colleges and universities offer video game development courses or curriculums, including some graduate degree programs. In addition, several international game development companies have recently located in Georgia, including Metaboli from France and CCP Games from Iceland.