GameLoft Moves into New Orleans, Looks to Employ 150 Over 10 Years

As I reported on before, the state of Louisiana is doing its best to lure in videogame development houses. So far, EA has taken advantage of this by opening their North American QA facility on the Louisiana State University campus (which will shortly be expanded with another building). Another fairly large presence in the digital download and mobile market, GameLoft, is now moving into the area, opening a new facility in New Orleans.

The plan is that, over the next 10 years, they’ll employ approximately 150 people, which could fluctuate based on how their particular market expands or declines. My guess is that the digital download and mobile markets can only expand from here, but you never know.

Louisiana is attempting to compete with other areas of this country (states like Texas and Maryland), as well as other countries (specifically Canada) in giving the best tax breaks to videogame developers to draw interest of the industry to the area. Only time will tell if they succeed, but things are slowly starting to go in the right direction.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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