Washington State has one of the largest concentrations of Interactive Digital Media developers in the world. There are over 150 digital media companies, employing over 10,000 around the state, including Microsoft, Getty Images, Nintendo, Dwango Wireless, Index Corporation and Square Enix.
While today’s “Digital Media” may be seen as strictly video games and virtual entertainment, the technology is also evolving into advancements in health sciences, education, military training and homeland security.
As the feature film capital of the Pacific Northwest, the Spokane region is anchored by companies like the successful North by Northwest, ILF Media and Corner Booth Productions, in addition to a multitude of other excellent video, broadcasting and audio production companies working on television, film, and corporate and commercial entertainment projects. Many of their portfolios include highly visible regional, national and global organizations and companies. Learn more about Washington Filmworks.
Spokane is also home to gaming pioneers Cyan Worlds. Cyan Worlds created the first CD-Rom entertainment product in history and then dramatically expanded the bounds of gaming with the introduction of Myst, Riven and Uru.