Digital Media Production in Texas
Texas is the leader of innovation, and that includes digital media production: animation, video games, visual effects (VFX), and extended reality (XR). Texas has played a major role in the computer and video game industry since the 1980s, and continues to remain a growing hub for production.
Additionally, The Lone Star State is home to more than 130 animation, postproduction and visual effects companies that provide support and talent to the local and worldwide film, advertising, education, and video game industries.
Recent Texas Projects
Video games and XR productions developed or published in Texas include New Super Lucky’s Tale (Nintendo Switch) by Playful Studio, Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne (PC) by EA, Vacation Simulator (HTC Vive, Oculus, Playstation VR) by Owlchemy Labs, Sports Scramble (Oculus Quest, RIFT, RIFT S) by Armature, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) by Retro Studios, and The Banner Saga (PC) by Stoic Studios.
Texas-made animated productions include Netflix's original series, Castlevania by Powerhouse Animation, RWBY by Rooster Teeth, YouTube Red's original series Kings of Atlantis by Mighty Coconut and the Golden Globe nominated The Book of Life by Reel FX.
As one of the leading states in the nation for video game development, it's no wonder that Texas is on the forefront of the XR movement: virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
Texas Film Commission Resources
Digital Media Jobs
A list of video game, animation and other digital media jobs in Texas.
Digital Media Companies
A list of video game, animation and other digital media companies in Texas.
Permits & Procedures
Texas permits and procedures relevant to digital media productions.
Guide to Starting a Business
Guide to starting a small business in Texas.
Video Games & XR Production Incentive
Information regarding the offered incentives for video game and XR production in Texas.
Animation & VFX Production Incentive
Information regarding the offered incentives for visual effects production in Texas.
Digital Media Scholarships (PDF)
A list of grant and crowdfunding resources not affiliated with the Texas Film Commission.
Colleges & Universities
A list of colleges and universities that offer digital media related programs and degrees.
A list of industry related organizations throughout Texas listed in the Texas Production Directory.