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Oregon Industry

GAME DEVELOPMENT

STORY BY: PETER LUND

Oculus teamed with SuperGenius to create one of their latest projects, Farlands.

Developing in Oregon is, on average, at least 20% less than building the same product in Seattle or San Francisco.

Day after day Oregon’s developers expertly transmute ideas into digital reality, from AAA video games to life-saving training simulations. Most Oregon studios are independent and work with large studios on multiple projects a year, which means that our talent must deliver quality that matches or beats our clients’ internal teams. Developing in Oregon is, on average, at least 20 percent less than the same product in Seattle or San Francisco. Labor incentives mean we can compete with heavily subsidized markets in places like Montreal and Texas. Quite simply, Oregon is the best development deal on the West Coast. Our workforce pipeline is unique. For years producers such as Portland-area SuperGenius (page 99) and

Pipeworks (page 99) have worked with educators to make sure that Oregon students can pursue careers in games and digital media. Last year, with a HoloLens research and development grant awarded to a team from Clackamas Community College, Oregon Story Board, and Intel, Oregon became the only place in the world where you can learn to develop mixed reality applications without being accepted to a Tier 1 research institution.

Farlands: VR Project SuperGenius and Oculus teamed up on several projects; notable is Farlands. SuperGenius helped to create the launch title for the Oculus Rift, PC. SuperGenius created, rigged and animated the flora and fauna for this fantasy world.

ReLogic: Terraria Taking over Terraria development, Pipeworks Studio brought development for both mobile and console under one roof and rebuilt the entire experience from the ground up. With Terraria, the world is at your fingertips as you fight for survival, fortune, and glory. Delve deep into cavernous expanses, seek out ever-greater foes to test your combat, or construct your own city. In the world of Terraria, the choice is yours! 

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