The history of the games industry is one of relentless globalization, both in terms of content consumption and increasingly in terms of content production. From epicenters in U.S., U.K. and Canada in the 1950s, game development spread to Japan and the rest of Western Europe in the 1970s. It’s a small country of only 19 million people, but it hosts some of the largest game studios in the world in its capital, Bucharest. The abundance of experienced talent has created the right conditions for an explosion of tiny indie game dev studios. Its efforts to promote the local industry have been noticeable, including the launch in 2016 of Romania’s own games industry conference, Dev.Play.