In February of 2022, top independent video game developer, Iron Galaxy Studios selected Nashville as its newest studio location.
The journey to Nashville started during a road trip by Founder Dave Lang from Chicago to Orlando. A snowstorm temporarily halted Dave in Music City. After experiencing Nashville’s creative culture that snowy weekend, Dave and his executive team made a few return visits to learn more about the city, the region, and the great state of Tennessee.
“I couldn’t think of a better city to further expand our footprint. Through a focus on our people and DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility), we are proud that we have successfully enhanced our diversity figures and are looking forward to capitalizing on the amazing talent pool of technology professionals available in Nashville as well as supporting the local community.” – Chelsea Blasko, Co-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC
Founded in 2008, Iron Galaxy is the second largest independent video game developer in America with more than 65 shipped titles, over 10 platforms and approximately 20 partners. The company’s expansion to Nashville will create more than 100 tech jobs.
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