There's The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit that video game developers are also eligible for. With this credit receive a refundable tax credit of 25% for in state spending and non-resident wages, a 35% refundable tax credit for Ohio resident wages. Other developers looking to start a Midwest or East Coast studio should come to Ohio to utilize this tax credit l instead of going to East Coast areas like Boston, Baltimore, New York, or Chicago or even the West Coast of California that have high tax burdens and a high cost of living lowering employees living standards and overall income. In Ohio you won't spend a significant amount in office rentals or purchasing studio space. Check out the links and videos below for more information.


There are a lot of great and safe suburbs that surround the general Cleveland area that offer a low cost of living with affordable housing, good school systems, nice parks, and reasonable traffic. The city of Cleveland is a charming Midwest city with three professional sports teams, plenty of shopping at tower city, and unique areas like the West Side Market with organic produce, Ohio City, Little Italy, Whiskey Island, Tremont, and tourist attractions like the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, the Football Hall of Fame in nearby Canton, or the Horse Shoe Casino in Cleveland.

Just outside of Cleveland we have the roller coaster capital of the world Cedar Point one of the greatest amusement parks on the planet, great water parks, if you go to southern Ohio you get a taste of the country life and you can visit places like Amish Country if you want to get away from the city. For college sports fans the Columbus area is home to Ohio State home of the great Ohio State Football team. We have four seasons to fit anyone’s weather needs. We have mild summers, beautiful falls, warm springs, and for those who like winter weather we have ice fishing on the lake to sledding down snowy slopes.