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.
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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