‘You Have To Build Culture’: MKEsports Alliance’s Founder Talks eSports’ Potential

In “TerraGenesis: Space Settlers,” gamers explore the galaxy and bring life to desolate planets by populating their own paradise. The terraforming simulator features highly-detailed celestial animation and immersive gameplay that uses real science from NASA to create an experience that’s out of this world.

Closer to Earth, games such as this one, created by Edgeworks Entertainment, are pushing the boundaries of video gaming as we know it. They’re also launching a tangible eSports industry and accelerating a digital economy previously reduced to entertainment or kids’ play.

That’s not the case anymore. Increasingly sophisticated game design, the growing influence of eSports leagues and the popularity of online streamers like Pewdiepie and Jacksepticeye mean that video games are growing up — and here to stay for the foreseeable future. Investors and cities across the US are already starting to take note.