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New York City Hall Hosts First-Ever Digital Games Industry Council Meeting To Discuss Building Talent In The Space

On July 12, New York City introduced its first-ever Digital Games Industry Council, according to information shared with AfroTech. Hosted at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer, and leadership from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities came together to discuss how to further expand the city’s digital games industry. Per the information provided, the diverse council works to build a strong talent pipeline for the digital games industry, attract game development studios across the five boroughs, and helps businesses operate and thrive in New York City. The council meeting follows the announcement of Mayor Eric Adams’ Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) partnering with the City University of New York (CUNY) in a $2 million investment toward offering the city’s first-ever bachelor’s degree in digital game design for a public institution at City College of New...

Jul 14, 2022