1st Playable Productions
We make games that empower and encourage.
Games that persuade a child that math is cool, teach middle school kids to rethink science misconceptions, or train adults to be aware of cognitive bias affecting their decision making. Even more exciting, games that literally improve the way we think, write, retain memory, and build new habits.
Our mission: to harness the power of games to educate, transform, and change minds.
Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM-education center and creative community located in the heart of downtown Troy, New York. A member-supported 501(c)(3) community resource organization, the Center of Gravity serves members from Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties and beyond with space, tools, technology and expertise to explore and exercise their creativity, turn ideas into objects of art and/or utility, and launch new ventures based on their own ingenuity.
Tech Valley Game Space
Tech Valley Game Space (TVGS) is an inclusive nonprofit organization founded on the principle that games and game making are for everyone. Our community and co-working space serves as a welcoming, accessible environment where both aspiring and experienced game developers are encouraged to mentor, educate, and support one another.
Velan Studios is an independent game development studio made up of a diverse team of game industry veterans. Our team members have created, developed, and contributed to many critically acclaimed franchises, such as Guitar Hero, Uncharted, Skylanders, Rock Band, Super Mario Maker, Crash Bandicoot, Metroid Prime, Destiny, and many more.
Our team’s mission is simple: Find the magic to create breakthrough game experiences.
In 2018, Vicarious Visions celebrated its 27th year in the industry. Over the years, we have made hundreds of games, in every genre, on every conceivable game platform in the known universe. We are a studio that is built to last.
Our philosophy of combining cutting-edge tech with creative innovation is evidenced in all of our products. We’ve worked on some of the most successful game franchises, including Skylanders®, Guitar Hero™, Destiny™, Marvel Ultimate Alliance™, Crash Bandicoot™, Spider-Man™, and Tony Hawk™.
We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect and fun. We have built a welcoming and relaxed workplace that invites creativity and encourages individual voices.
Our studio is located in beautiful upstate New York, only a couple of hours from NYC, with access to all the Northeast has to offer.