Techlandia September 2017 - Page 63

Techlandia 61 PIGSquad Members PIGSquad Board Member Will Lewis Pumps up the Crowd FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE Today, the Oregon’s video game industry ranks as one of the top 10 in the country and adds $111 million-plus to the state’s economy (as of 2014). But it’s just getting started: Oregon is now home to more than 19 game development studios and publishers, and with the strides being made across the state to establish it as a different type of gaming hub, it’s sure to keep growing.