Georgia governor Nathan Deal today signed a bill that will grant local video game developers $25 million in tax credits, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The legislation, part of House Bill 958, will give tax breaks to Hi-Rez Studios, Tripwire Interactive, and other Georgia-native development studios. The state previously courted developers in 2008 with the similar Entertainment Industry Investment Act, which provided a 20% tax credit to local film, TV and game development studios.

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