DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Someone you know enjoys playing video games. The numbers increase moment to moment, and so do the potential profits. Published reports place revenue from video games in 2018 somewhere north of $43 million.

“It’s a really good time to be into games or interactive media, augmented reality and those types of things. So we’re just trying to keep up with the demand that’s already there,” said Hilary Huskey, who teaches at North Carolina Central University.

She and Kwame Hawkins, an associate professor at NCCU, are hard at work developing the first gaming degree program offered by an HBCU in North Carolina.

“Our goal is to produce students who are ready to go work in any studio,” said Hawkins, “So that if they have the ability to work on a triple A title they have the skills to do so, and to apply for those jobs.” Read the full story via ABC 11.