Schenectady

Game developer moves downtown, plans product launch party

Catapult Games is part of growing game and esports business community in Capital Region
Urban Co-Works CEO Jeff Goronkin speaks in April 2017 during an event at the co-working facility in downtown Schenectady.
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Urban Co-Works CEO Jeff Goronkin speaks in April 2017 during an event at the co-working facility in downtown Schenectady.

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SCHENECTADY — Video game developer Catapult Games will hold a launch party at its downtown space later this month for its new product, a virtual reality climbing game called “Don’t Look Down.”

Catapult this week announced that it was moving into Urban Co-Works, a co-working space at 433 State St. that’s home to 28 other businesses.

Catapult is part of a growing game and esports business community in the Capital Region. Gaming Insomniacs, another esports firm, also is a tenant at Urban Co-Works.

It is the first office space retained by Catapult, which employs four full-time developers. “We chose Urban Co-Works as our office in part because of the opportunity to work side-by-side with others who are in the gaming industry,” said Dane Jennings, president of Catapult Games. “Urban Co-Works is a creative environment to work in and we are excited about getting to know other members here.”

“Don’t Look Down” is a fully immersive VR game that has players climbing and flinging through four distinct settings while battling robots. The launch party is at Urban Co-Works at 5:30 p.m. April 18. Registration is free here.

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