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May 08, 2006

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Spec

Welcome to the neighborhood. =]

Nabil

Welcome to Seattle! I moved away about a year ago and miss it quite a lot. It really is a fabulous city.

According to gamedevmaps.com, there are 51 game related entries in Seattle, and 84 in Los Angeles. If you expand to include nearby cities (Portland, Vancouver; San Diego), the score gets to 84 - 96 respecitively. :)

Not sure if you ever got into miniatures or Heroclix or whatever, but WizKids is also based around Seattle.

Obi Busta Nobi

Hey! You forgot to mention Treyarch in your list of LA world class developers. ;o) I'm in Orlando. Although I do work for a world class developer, it's pretty isolated here when it comes to game making. Not a lot of "gamers" per se, but there is a LOT of football.

Happy to hear you're all settled in. Seattle must be beautiful this time of year.

Dimiter "malkia" Stanev

Jamie, you can use gamedevmap.com to check for other Seattle developers.

http://gamedevmap.com/index.php?tool=location&query=Seattle

Despayre

Welcome to Seattle! I moved out here a little over a year ago and I wouldnt want to live anywhere else. Once the rain stops, it really is one of the best places to live.

Jay Kint

Welcome to the neighborhood. I've been here for 3 years now. There are several high quality developers here. I work for one, and though I consider them top tier, there are some who might not. :)

My only gripe is the cost of housing, which was much higher than where I came from. Still, compared to LA, this is probably cheap.

If I had to recommend one thing, it would be to move north of Seattle rather than south. Traffic coming north from the south is horrible compared to going south from the north. This goes for commuting to the east side as well. The S curves are almost always crowded.

Andy

This is unexpected good news! I've been hoping to run into you some day and chat...and now you're a neighbor!? I'm at Sandlot Games now, but would you consider one of my alma maters--Monolith--to be a top ranking studio?

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