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From Communist-era roots to cash cows: Poland’s gaming industry takes on the world – Source Reuters Tech News

WARSAW/PRAGUE (Reuters) – The drab exteriors of a pair of 1970s buildings in an industrial Warsaw neighborhood belie the hive of high-tech activity inside where developers, screenplay writers and others at leading video game maker CD Projekt hustle to create the next global hit.

Cd Projekt headquarters is pictured in Warsaw, Poland January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland — Eastern Europe’s biggest economy — has quietly developed into a leading video game exporter thanks to low labor costs, a young educated workforce and a thriving gaming tradition rooted in the Communist era.

After CD Projekt’s top-selling Witcher series put the country on the map, foreign investors are keenly searching for promising game developers in a fast-growing market.

“People are starting to take notice of Poland,” said Borys Musielak, founding partner at U.S.-Polish venture capital firm SMOK Ventures, which is in talks with two Asian investors to fund local gaming companies and in…

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