"If they would have paid us to play video games, I could have retired by now," joked the 37-year-old governor.
Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret said the company's choosing Louisiana is "a good step" toward the state becoming a major player in the video game industry. Louisiana already has a small video game manufacturer.
"We are not stopping here," he said, echoing Jindal's statement that the state is negotiating with other companies about locating in Louisiana.
Jindal said UL has "one of the most advanced 3-D imaging centers" and its video game design degree program provides "a well-trained work force" for a company seeking to locate a manufacturing facility here.
Louisiana lawmakers in 2005 approved the nation's first tax break for video game makers, hoping it would lure the industry to the state. The tax break is patterned after the highly successful movie tax credit.