Videogame Development Gets Triangular

John Funk

U.N. Owen Was Him?
Dec 20, 2005
Videogame Development Gets Triangular

When you think about major game development hubs in North America, you likely think about San Francisco, LA, or Montreal - but what about a three-city area in North Carolina that might be showing up on your radar sooner than you think?

You know what? I like living here in North Carolina's Research Triangle. The weather's great, the cost of living is cheap, and it also happens to be one of the fastest-growing centers of game development in the country, with companies like Epic, Insomniac, Red Storm, EA, and more all setting up offices to take advantage of a very tech-heavy region of the country. With the knocking of opportunity came the Triangle Game Initiative and the Triangle Game Conference earlier this year, writes Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts in Issue 223 of The Escapist:

[blockquote]"The most critical role that the TGI plays presently is to provide a center of gravity for efforts designed to promote the Triangle's game development community nationally and internationally," says Watkins. "By providing a home-base of sorts for key decision makers in the industry, the TGI has been instrumental in helping organize, execute and, most importantly, sustain a variety of regular events and initiatives that are crucial to maintaining the forward momentum generated over the past two years. The Triangle Game Conference, regular industry socials, co-branding efforts at national game development conferences and other evolving partnerships that have been launched over the past two years would have been impossible to achieve without a clearing house for ideas and action that the TGI provides."[/blockquote]

With TGI, competitors helping each other out may well end up benefiting the local industry as a whole - and what's wrong with that? To read more about how the North Carolina Triangle's emergence as an industry hub on the East Coast, check out "TGI: Power in the Making" [] in Issue 223 of The Escapist.



New member
Mar 10, 2009
I wish there was something special like this up here =( all we have is the giant baseball bat

but as long as it moves the gaming industry forward I have no complaints