Columbus Gamemakers Aren’t Playing Around

Video game development is serious business, and its champions believe it will be big business in central Ohio.

Video games are big business. In Ohio alone, they’re $43 million big. Globally, we’re talking $91 billion—more than the music and movie industries combined—and growing rapidly.

It’s an industry that extends far beyond entertainment games. It includes creative technology such as mobile experiences, virtual reality, eSports, 3D printing and motion capture, and it has the potential to reach into nearly every other industry.

Cities such as San Francisco, Austin and New York City, with reputations as hubs for the gaming industry, draw top talent, add more jobs and benefit from a booming revenue stream.

For the last six years, Columbus-based Multivarious Games has been developing not only games out of its Franklinton office. It also has been developing relationships and the start of a local ecosystem of related businesses that could make central Ohio a major player in the explosive game development industry.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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