Glasgow, Scotland-based video game maker Firebrand Games is coming to America - or more precisely, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. City Officials said Tuesday that Firebrand Games of Glasgow plan to move into the Louisiana Technology Center and employ 30. The company expects to have an annual payroll of about $1.5 million USD. Besides developing games, the new studio houses a quality assurance hub for the company's entire product line.
Firebrand creates racing games for Nintendo Wii and PC, but plans to expand development to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The company developed TrackMania for Wii, TrackMania Turbo for DS, the DS version of Planet 51, Need for Speed NITRO for DS, and many other titles.