Guha and Karthick Bala

Founded in 1990 by brothers Karthik and Guha Bala while they were still in high school, Menands-based Vicarious Visions has steadily grown into a world-renowned video game development studio. They employ over 200 developers, and over the years have sold over 40 million games, generating over $2 billion in retail sales.

Vicarious Visions innovative and entertaining games have won a number of prestigious awards, including wins at the Independent Games Festival, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, a BAFTA Award and many others. In 2005 Vicarious Visions was acquired by leading game publisher Activision.

The company’s commitment to teamwork, innovation and product quality is complemented by its involvement in the local community. In 2008 alone, Vicarious Vision reached over 50 Capital Region schools and colleges through its community engagement efforts.