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The Business of Digital Games: Understanding the Landscape of the Industry

March 7, 2018: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exploring the depth and breadth of the Tech Valley game design ecosystem and its opportunities for creative and technical professionals and entrepreneurs. 

Learn about the companies included in this ecosystem, what they do, who they work with and how. Dig a little deeper into the growth and development of one successful business. Then drill down a little more into a targeted discussion of your choice. Finish your day with a Networking Reception complete with opportunities to talk with representatives of game design companies and a TedX-style presentation on “The Intersection of Digital and Media Art.”


Mapping the Tech Valley Digital Games Cluster – a panel of representatives from each game design or related company with each sharing information on the company’s mission and place in the ecosystems, as well as the type of employee and freelancers their company works with and the skills those individuals need.

Starting, Growing, Pivoting and Still Growing a Business in Game Design, featuring Brian Corrigan of Mad Glory

Dig Down Discussions – Breakouts for Creative, Technology and Entrepreneurs

Networking Mixer with workshop attendees and members of the Upstate Alliance for a Creative Economy, with information tables for the game design businesses and sponsoring organizations

CoGTalk – The Intersection of Digital and Media Arts featuring NYS Council on the Arts Program Director for Electronic Media & Film|Visual Arts Karen Helmerson

This program is free, but space is limited. Reserve your place at the event by registering here with a $10 donation to Extra Life! All donations made to reserve a space will benefit the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center through Extra Life, which unites thousands of digital game players around the world in 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathons to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.




March 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Tech Valley Center of Gravity
30 3rd Street
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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