Digital gaming exploding in Capital Region

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The digital gaming business has never been stronger in the Capital Region

The Center for Economic Growth tells NewsChannel 13 the Capital Region’s Digital Gaming Cluster develops some of the industry’s biggest titles, and is a leading innovator of patented video game technologies.

In the last three years, the region has doubled its number of video game-related patents that list local inventors.

Most of the patents were assigned to Activision Publishing, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard and the parent company of the region’s largest studio: Vicarious Visions in Colonie.

Another large and newer studio in Troy, Velan Studios, received its first patent last May.

The Capital Region’s Digital Gaming cluster includes 24 studios with more than 500 workers.