The Indie Game Convention (that took place October 3-4) was a huge success. The two day convention showcased 15 games all created by local Eugene developers, such as Pipeworks, Buzz Money (bought by Zynga), GarageGames among a few. This new breed of gaming company creates a variety of jobs, from designers to engineers, programmers to producers and now in Eugene around 150 people are working in game development.
Ted Brown, one of the organizers of the event, said “Digital games are integral to modern youth culture. Over the next five years, they will prove to be a pillar in Oregon’s new economy. Indie Game Con is how we’re going to bring it all together and raise the visibility of this industry here.”