I just wanted to re-post a few stories being carried on the CBC. I'm not in the Newfoundland video game industry but I'd like to know how we relate to the issues touched upon in these articles.
Respawned: How video games revitalize cities.
Video game subsidy battle heats up.
In my last post on the local game industry I had asked in my reader responses "I wonder what the barrier to entry was that prevented the industry from flourishing like this before? Has the costs of development dropped enough? Did some government program silently encourage its growth". I haven't heard much in answer to these questions but I'd like to read any opinions/answers in the comment section below.
A few more questions I'd like to add; Do you see Newfoundland as being competitive given the benefits available elsewhere in Canada? Being a smaller province do development studios put down 'roots' into our communities faster here? What spin-offs have we already seen from our own games industry?