CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW

Looking For Angry Birds

View Comments
Emily Trube KRLD Emily Trube
  Emily Trube started a career in broadcast journalism in 2003, after...
Read More

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 Looking For Angry BirdsJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 Looking For Angry BirdsFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

455079896 Looking For Angry BirdsWATCH: Iggy Azalea & JLO's Booty Battle

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb Looking For Angry BirdsCowboys Cheerleaders

The video game development industry is thriving in Plano (Photo: VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/GettyImages))

The video game development industry is thriving in Plano (Photo: VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/GettyImages))

PLANO (KRLD) – Outside of California, there is no greater market for video game development than Texas — and the market in north Texas is hefty.

Emily Trube reports from Plano with more.

Collin County is home to the producers of some of the most popular games world-wide, including Robot Entertainment and Gearbox Software.

There are around 30 video game production studios in north Texas. Some take advantage of the state’s incentive program. Through the Texas Film Commission in Governor Rick Perry’s office, the state offers to pay back 15% of what a video game company spends on a prject in Texas, if they meet certain spending and hiring requirements.

The industry is bolstered by one one of the premier graduate education programs in digital game development, Guildhall, which is part of SMU in Plano.

Video game studio NonPareil Institute is also located on the Plano SMU campus. All of the developers at NonPareil have something interesting in common. They are all on the austism spectrum

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES

_

_

_

View Comments