Internationally recognized for our top-tier studios, flourishing gamer community and talent pipeline,
New York’s Capital Region is the gaming place to be.
Great minds. Great finds. Great future. The Capital Region has been leveling up as a major player in the digital game industry for more than two decades. It is the home of Vicarious Visions, which Activision acquired in 2005 and merged into Blizzard Entertainment in 2021. The studio worked on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, became the industry’s first billion-dollar title. The region’s game development cluster has grown to include Velan Studios, and WB Games NY, PUBG MadGlory, 1st Playable Productions, and Wolfjaw Studios. These studios have delveoped or support major titles such as Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Tony Hawks Pro Skate 1 & 2, Mortal Kombat 11, and Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. The region also has a vibrant ecosystem of independent studios and startups as well as nationally acclaimed game design school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - all within proximity to major gaming hubs in Montreal, Boston and New York City.
The capital region has become a great place for game studios and gamers. Many of the Wolfjaw team came here and worked for other local studios before starting our own studio. With support from the local leaders in the industry we have been able to grow and now have a studio that works with some of the biggest names in the business.
Vicarious Visions has a history of producing highly rated, top selling games such as Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, Destiny, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. Not only does VV create amazing games, but we do it with a spirit of camaraderie, inclusivity, and togetherness. Located in Colonie, the studio is nestled in the heart of the Capital Region and we are proud to be a leader in the local game development community. Vicarious Visions has also enjoyed a longstanding relationship with RPI where we are sponsoring a new scholarship this year, the “VV Pathfinder Award”. This scholarship rewards RPI talent for their innovative ideas and encourages this emerging talent to enter the gaming industry.
GAME ON is part of an initiative funded by the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) that serves as the primary point of contact for businesses interested in growing in or moving to New York’s 8-county Capital Region.
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