Boycotts of Arizona in reaction to the state’s controversial immigration law SB-1070 are having a trickle-down effect on a lot of businesses, including a local indie videogame developer.
Mojo-Bone Software Studios is on the cusp of producing its biggest title to-date, but the company is now having trouble luring the 30 cast members needed for the production to Arizona, according to AZ Family.com.
As Mojo-Bone’s Adam Goldman explained, “They don’t want to come to be harassed and they don’t want to be associated with anything in Phoenix right now.”
Saying that he has to do what’s best for his family and staff, Goldman is moving production of Project Blue Ghost to Los Angeles, and taking the game’s $2.0 million dollar budget with him.
The game developer hopes the controversy will pass and wishes to remind people that, “The citizens of Arizona didn’t do anything wrong, the hard-working men and women of Arizona aren’t to blame for this.”