Ottumwa, Iowa Announces Video Game Initiatives

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Local officials join with video game production company, Full Sea Productions, to push initiatives designed to help build Ottumwa into a production hub for mobile apps and games.

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We believe that by working with Full Sea Productions we can provide training and advice, while fostering innovation, in a new generation of programmers and computer artists so they can compete globally while living in their hometown [Ottumwa, Iowa].

Ottumwa, Iowa, the video game capital of the world, has partnered today with Full Sea Productions, the largest mobile developer in the city, to announce its intentions to become a production hub for mobile gaming in the United States. Through a targeted series of initiatives, the city hopes to engage with mobile game developers and publishers to grow the industry locally.

Ottumwa is officially titled as “The Video Game Capital of the World” and is known for the original home of the worldwide authority on all video game scores and world records. Its goal is to demonstrate that it will provide opportunities to younger residents so they can live in Ottumwa while pursuing their dreams of working in the video game industry. A local task force has been formed to explore opportunities for economic development in and around the City. Plans created by the Ottumwa Video Game Task Force include creation of an Advisory Panel for Indian Hills College to aid in creation of an accredited gaming degree program, creation of programs to encourage business development in the gaming field, and possible tax breaks for large publishers that move to the city.

“As with many smaller areas in the US we have been hit by the recession and seen young residents leaving for college and then moving into larger cities with more job opportunities”, said Frank Flanders, Mayor of Ottumwa, Iowa. “We believe that by working with Full Sea Productions we can provide training and advice, while fostering innovation, in a new generation of programmers and computer artists so they can compete globally while living in their hometown.”

Full Sea Productions, LLC was founded in Ottumwa, Iowa, in 2011. Their newest title, BusterBall, is a true 3D, iOS game with real physics that combines aspects of Golf, Demolition Bowling, and Dynamite Fishing on varying playing fields from the Wild West to Haunted Mansions.

For more information on Ottumwa, Iowa, please go to http://www.cityofottumwa.org. For more information on Full Sea Productions or the BusterBall App please download our press kit from http://www.fullseaproductions.com/presskit.

About Full Sea Productions
Full Sea Productions, LLC was founded in Ottumwa, Iowa, in 2011 by Blake, Shane, Marthalee, and Scott Mooney. Ottumwa is officially titled as the Video Game Capital of the World and is known for the original home of the worldwide authority on all video game scores and world records. Full Sea Productions is the largest developer and publisher in the Video Game Capital of the World. Focused on mobile games, Full Sea Productions specializes in producing high-voltage, over-the-top gaming experiences.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Full Sea Productions' actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Full Sea Productions and the Full Sea Productions and BusterBall logos are registered trademarks of Full Sea Productions. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
For more information on Full Sea Productions please contact us at the email below or go to our website at http://www.fullseaproductions.com.

Copyright © 2012 Full Sea Productions. All Rights Reserved.

For further information, please contact:
Full Sea Productions:
Scott Mooney
(515) 989-8732
press(at)fullseaproductions.com

PRESSKIT: http://fullseaproductions.com/presskit
COMPANY LOGO: http://fullseaproductions.com/presskit/Logos/fullsea_large.png
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