Software made in Chile

The national industry holds special promise, especially in the area of video games.

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Versión en Español Software hecho en Chile

The national professional soccer calendar has grown more attractive through software developed in Chile.

Also, in the city of Concepcion, interactive educational visualization software was created that replaces blackboards in the classroom.  This is an example of a technology that can be incorporated into daily life.

Another example is the video game created by brothers Carlos and Edmundo Bordeu.  Zeno Clash is a video game for PC’s that has been one of the most popular internet downloads of its kind since its introduction in April, 2009.  The launch of this game has been so successful that it has fueled international demand for a sequel.

A few years ago, a Chilean company, Wanako Games, broke ground in Latin America with their video games.  Their game entitled Assault Heroes was popular throughout the world.  In 2007, the company was acquired by Blizzard Activision for $10 million.

The saying that a whole can be greater than the sum of its parts applies to the Chilean software and services industry.  In 2008, more than 70 companies with aggregate revenues of close to $150 million and growth of 12% decided to share a 7,000 square meter commercial space named Polo Tecnologico de Santiago.  Beginning in 2010, they will work together to promote the industry and support collaboration among its members.

Multinational software and technology companies will also have a physical presence in this building, including Alcatel, Packard Bell, Olivetti, NEC, Telmex, Telefónica, Soluziona, Global Crossing, IBM, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Reuters, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Tech Data, Xerox, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Computer Associates, Intel, and NCR. See more.

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