Company chooses Buffalo over Florida … for our weather

Contestants in the 43North competition had to be fast on their feet at Shea’s, answering questions from judges. Big money was on the line.

Lindsey Tropf faced a doozy. A judge questioned why someone from Gainesville, Fla., would choose move her company, Immersed Games, to Buffalo.

“I won’t have to lose two weeks of development every year fleeing the state from a hurricane,” Tropf said. The Shea’s crowd approved, with laughter and applause.

Postscript: Her company won a $500,000 prize, and will move here.