Today marks the launch of regionally focused video game publisher Midwest Games. Founded and helmed by industry veteran and former Netflix senior management Ben Kvalo, Midwest Games will focus on creating opportunities for the abundant talent across the Midwest and other underrepresented regions. Headquartered in Green Bay, Midwest Games works in residence at the offices of partner and lead investor TitletownTech, a venture capital firm anchored by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft.

Joining the inaugural executive team with Kvalo as co-founder and Head of Partnerships is former XSET Co-owner Chief Experience Officer Rob Martin III. Additional key hires include former Vice President at Crunchyroll and Discovery Communications, Jennifer Corbett, who will serve as the Chief Marketing Officer, and former ProbablyMonsters and Harebrained Schemes Production Leader Chris Klimecky as Chief Project Officer. Advisory board members include former CTO of Striking Distance Studios and Vice President, Technology of 2K Mark James, and Meta Finance Director Liz Kuehn.

“At Midwest Games, our journey began with a resolute commitment to empower the vast talent pool residing in under-served regions,” said Kvalo. “We recognized that innovation and creativity flourish beyond traditional tech hubs, and that’s why we set out to champion underrepresented regions, starting with the Midwest. Our mission is to provide resources for these talented developers to shine. Collaborating with TitletownTech aligns perfectly with our vision, as their philosophy of nurturing and inspiring the next wave of entrepreneurs resonates deeply with us. Together, we’re poised to redefine the games industry, delivering stellar games and cultivating a thriving regional games ecosystem.”

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