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Chicago-Based Video Game Developer Opening A Studio In The CBD

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Chicago-based video game developer High Voltage Software is opening a studio in the Central Business District next month.

Enticed to Louisiana by the state's generous tax incentives, a Chicago-based video game developer is opening a studio in the Central Business District next month.

High Voltage Software has had a hand in developing some classic video game titles — like Mortal Kombat, Toy Story, and Captain America.

The firm will lease a suite at Place St. Charles starting next month. Eventually, they plan to employ 80 people at annual salaries ranging from $50,000 to $120,000.

Kerry Ganofsky is the CEO of High Voltage. He said Wednesday that Louisiana's tax incentives played an important role in the decision to come to New Orleans.

“We are overjoyed to be a business partner in the city of New Orleans and to be a leader in the growing technology community in Louisiana,” Ganofsky said in a statement.

He highlighted the potential of a New Orleans-based company to build relationships with colleges and universities around the state, to increase software engineering opportunities for students.

“The opportunities in New Orleans are truly incredible,” Ganofsky says.

Support for Tech and Innovation reporting on WWNO is provided by Bellwether Technology.

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