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Big Fish Games Establishes New Orleans, Louisiana, Talent Hub

Big Fish Games, a leading mobile casual game developer, plans to establish operations in New Orleans, Louisiana. The project is expected to create 40 jobs over the coming years.

The company will open a talent hub at The Shop, a coworking space downtown.

“Big Fish is a collaborative company, and we are excited to work with partners who share our philosophy that making games should be fun as well as inclusive,” Big Fish Games President Larry Plotnick said. “We believe this new hub will help further diversify what we call the Big Fish Reef, a vibrant, diverse ecosystem where everyone thrives, as well as support our ambition to become a top 10 publisher of mobile casual games.”

The state of Louisiana’s Digital Interactive Media & Software Development Tax Credit program helped secure the project. Under this statutory performance-based incentive program, eligible expenditures may generate up to 25% in tax credits for the company.

“Louisiana continues to stand out and attract technology companies because of our dynamic, skilled workforce,” Governor John Bel Edwards noted. “These companies, like Big Fish Games, help diversify the state’s economy, while also empowering Louisianans with new jobs and opportunities for professional success.”

Seattle-based Big Fish Games is the creator of games such as EverMerge, Gummy Drop! and Cooking Craze.

“Big Fish Gaming is a global leader in casual and mobile gaming, meaning we are adding another world-class company to our burgeoning video game sector in Greater New Orleans,” added Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO, Inc.

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