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Epic, Insomniac, And More Talk Growth In Roundtable In North Carolina's Triangle


Today, the North Carolina Department of Commerce held a Video Game Developers Roundtable at Durham's burgeoning American Underground, a dedicated space for early-stage startups, and home to Joystick Labs, the region's first and only gaming accelerator.

Durham, along with nearby Raleigh and Chapel Hill, anchors North Carolina's Triangle, home to 40+ gaming companies, as well as the East Coast Game Conference, now in its third year. The area boasts a healthy mix of universities and large and small gaming companies, most notably Gears of War and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games.

Five local heavy-hitters made up the panel, including John Farnsworth (Epic Games), Chad Dezern (Insomniac Games), John O'Neill (Spark Plug Games), John Austin (Joystick Labs), and Dr. Michael Young (founder and executive director of the NC State Digital Games Research Initiative).

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