Report: Seattle one of the top three game-developing cities in U.S.

Ahh, Seattle. It's already home to grunge rock, the Penny Arcade Expo and the highbrow, dry comedy of Frasier; arguably our three favorite things on this planet. Oh, we're pretty big fans of video games as well -- and according to a report recently published by the Washington Interactive Network, it's one of the three best cities in the country for making those, as well.

The firm's Interactive Media Competiveness Study compared a number of factors (such as the number of studios and educational institutions nearby) of twelve of the country's most prolific game-developing cities. While it doesn't name a definitive leader, the report found that San Jose, San Francisco and Seattle were the top three -- the latter of which made the cut after expanding its gaming industry 8 percent between 2003 and 2006. Sure, the Washington Interactive Network might have just been playing favorites -- but still, we'd be willing to award Seattle the crown based on Frasier alone.

[Via GamePolitics]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.