Create breakthrough gamesthat are magic

Create breakthrough gamesthat are magic

Velan Studios was founded in 2016 by game industry veterans Guha and Karthik Bala to uncover the pure magic of breakthrough technology and design to deliver revolutionary gameplay experiences.

OUR GAMES

OUR CORE VALUES

We are building an environment conducive to delivering our best work. Our office is a community that works and plays together.

We embrace the unexpected. We create breakthrough games by building on our expertise and challenging conventions. We are scrappy: solving problems and inventing new experiences in audacious new ways. These unconventional approaches lead to unexpected discoveries.

Curiosity drives us and our experiences. We find energy in new ideas and approaches. We use technology and design to bring new experiences to the gaming community. We cultivate an environment that encourages experimentation and rigor. We relentlessly pursue the MAGIC.

We are passionate about being an inclusive community of unique individuals. We believe in prioritizing and respecting the player.  Our players’ time is valuable and we are honored that they choose to spend part of it with us.  We respect the members of our team and know that they will make the right choices with our players in mind at every level.

We are stronger together than the sum of our parts: we value people and perspectives. Community is a way to get things done. We seek to engage our community wherever we can in building great games. It is a springboard for innovation. It is a well of talent and a means to finding new game experiences.

OUR LOCATION

Great Place to Work and Live

Velan Studios is located in the beautiful Capital Region of Upstate New York, which includes Albany and Troy. The Capital Region is a growing tech & creative hub with a thriving video game development scene. Our offices are located in Troy’s historic downtown, which is comprised of renovated historic buildings full of new energy.  The region boasts beautiful architecture, great museums, and amazing history. It’s also a very affordable city, with great events, hip nightlife and is accessible to a variety of outdoor adventures, making it a perfect spot to live.

Top Place to Live

  • #28 Top 100 Best Places to Live
  • #10 Top Mid Sized City to Live
  • #6 Top Places for Recent College Graduates

Inclusive and Welcoming

Albany scored a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Municipality Equality Index

Affordable and Family Friendly

Affordable real estate with top quality schools

Great Entertainment

Thriving scene with a variety of entertainment venues, brew pubs and bars

Top Place to Live

  • #28 Top 100 Best Places to Live
  • #10 Top Mid Sized City to Live
  • #6 Top Places for Recent College Graduates

Inclusive and Welcoming

Albany scored a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Municipality Equality Index

Affordable and Family Friendly

Affordable real estate with top quality schools

Great Entertainment

Thriving scene with a variety of entertainment venues, brew pubs and  bars

Centrally Located

Close to major metropolitan cities and amazing outdoor recreation. New York City, Boston, Montreal, the Adirondacks and Vermont are all within striking distance.

Careers

INTERESTED IN MAKING MAGIC WITH US?

Velan is a small team going after multiple, bold creative new ideas. Many of us have done the large, AAA development thing for decades. But we think with a seasoned and scrappy team, we can do things differently – so every member of the team has a creative voice. If this sounds like the right environment for you, we want to hear from you! Check back regularly, our open positions will be updated frequently.