About

The Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a NYSTAR Center that brings together higher education, industry, and community partners to support and grow the digital gaming ecosystem centered on the Tech Valley and Capital District regions in New York State. The Center connects the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program and Entrepreneurship programs with local business, incubators, and nonprofits, to support digital gaming startups with funding and mentoring; grow and diversify our game development industry through education, outreach, and K-12 programs; promote the work of local developers; and increase engagement through public events, workshops, and exhibitions.  We work with the Centers of Excellence at the MAGIC Center at Rochester Institute of Technology and the NYU Game Center at New York University to support and grow the digital gaming sector across the State of New York.

The Center is led by the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Program in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is supported by the New York State Empire State Development corporation.