Gaming: A Serious Business in Maryland [event]
If you haven't heard, the Baltimore region is sorta known for its video/computer gaming industry. There are several companies around the area -- such as Firaxis and Breakaway -- that have been creating video games for years.
And if you didn't know, the "godfather of computer gaming" is right here in the Baltimore area: Sid Meier, cofounder of Firaxis and Microprose. He'll be delivering the opening remarks tonight (6 p.m.) at a free event at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, called: "Gaming: A serious business in Maryland." (You should RSVP, though, if you wish to attend.)
After Meier's talk, there'll be a panel discussion with industry experts on the history and future of game development.
A state report released today in anticipation of the event tonight shows that the digital media (which includes software games) is a $5.6 billion annual industry in Maryland.
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