NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A video game developer is investing nearly $1 million to establish a development studio in Nashville.
Iron Galaxy Studios plans to create more than 100 technology jobs in Music City over the next five years.
The Nashville location will be the company’s third development studio in the country and will help create a stronger recruiting base for its existing offices in Chicago and Orlando.
Founded in 2008, Iron Galaxy is America’s second-largest independent video game developer with more than 65 titles shipped, more than 10 platforms and around 20 partners, according to a statement. Its most notable products include Killer Instinct Seasons 2 & 3, Wreckateer and Divekick.
The company currently employs over 250 people.
“I thank Iron Galaxy for choosing Tennessee as its new location and for committing to creating 108 new, high-quality technology jobs in Nashville. Our state is a hub for science and innovation, and this new addition will amplify Tennessee’s reputation as a leader in this cutting-edge industry,” Governor Bill Lee said in a statement.
The Department of Economic and Community Development said Iron Galaxy’s expansion into Tennessee comes as the tech industry is experiencing substantial growth in the Nashville area.