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Spooky Lowcountry Story Hits Video Game Market

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     If you’ve been in South Carolina for a while, you are probably aware of some of our state’s wealth of ghost stories and supernatural folklore.  Our next guest decided to take one of those stories and turn it into a video game which was recently chosen to be showcased at PAX South, one of the biggest gaming conventions in the US.

Mike Switzer interviews Brian Canada, assistant professor of computational science at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s campus in Bluffton.  His video game is Bugs 'N Boo Hags.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.