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Total Nerd The Top American Game Developers  

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American video game developers list includes some of the top game designers in the US. These are video game developers currently headquartered in the United States. Video game development is a specialized type of software development focusing on games. These games can be for any type of computer whether it be game consoles such as Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, mobile platforms such as the iPhone or iPad, or traditional computers such as PC and Macintosh.

Who are the top American game developers? What companies have the best game developers? Developers often further specialize into a specific type of genre, whether it be RPG's, FPS's, or RTS's. Unlike regular software development, game development can also trek into the territory of Hollywood, requiring work from writers, artists, and actors to complete their projects.
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Rockstar Games is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Rockstar Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: New York City Founded in: 1998

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213 104
Valve Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Valve Corporation Digital distribution, Software, Video game - Located in: Bellevue, Washington Founded in: 1996

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190 100
Naughty Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Naughty Dog Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 1986

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196 115
Blizzard Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Blizzard Entertainment Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Irvine, California Founded in: 1991

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144 79
Sony Computer Entertainment Am... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Sony Computer Entertainment America Located in: San Diego Founded in: 1994

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74 34
Insomniac Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Insomniac Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Burbank, California Founded in: 1994

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84 45
Obsidian Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Obsidian Entertainment Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Ana, California Founded in: 2004

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100 65
Sega is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Sega Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 1951

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84 58
Telltale Games is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Telltale Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Rafael, California Founded in: 2004

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49 30
WB Games is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top American Game Developers
WB Games Located in: Chicago Founded in: 1988

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88 66
id Software is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top American Game Developers
id Software Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Mesquite, Texas Founded in: 1991

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Activision is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Activision Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 1979

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55 40
Epic Games is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Epic Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Cary, North Carolina Founded in: 1991

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62 47
Bungie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Bungie Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Bellevue, Washington Founded in: 1991

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Infinity Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Infinity Ward Video game, Video game industry, Software development - Located in: Encino, California Founded in: 2002

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Take Two Interactive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Take Two Interactive Located in: New York City Founded in: 1993

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61 49
THQ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top American Game Developers
THQ Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Agoura Hills, California Founded in: 1989

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43 32
Gearbox Software is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Gearbox Software Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Plano, Texas Founded in: 1999

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49 39
Volition, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Volition, Inc. Located in: Champaign, Illinois Founded in: 1996

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26 20
Visceral Games is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Visceral Games Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

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152 158
Cloud Imperium Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Cloud Imperium Games Video game industry, Video games - Located In: Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas

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35 31
Maxis Software is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Maxis Software Located in: Emeryville Founded in: 1987

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35 31
Raven Software is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Raven Software Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Middleton, Wisconsin Founded in: 1990

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36 34
Atari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Atari Consumer electronics, Video game, Video game industry - Located in: New York City, New York Founded in: 1972

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54 54
Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Activision Blizzard Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 2008

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23 22
Monolith Productions is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Monolith Productions Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Kirkland Founded in: 1994

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55 61
Treyarch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Treyarch Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 1996

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38 42
Firaxis Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Firaxis Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Hunt Valley, Maryland Founded in: 1996

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22 25
Three Rings Design is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Three Rings Design Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 2001

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19 22
Neversoft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Neversoft Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Woodland Hills, California Founded in: 1994

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35 42
Double Fine Productions is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Double Fine Productions Video game - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 2000

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30 36
Interplay Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Interplay Entertainment Video game, Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: California Founded in: 1983

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Neatherrealm Studios is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Neatherrealm Studios

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25 31
PopCap Games is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top American Game Developers
PopCap Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Seattle, Washington Founded in: 2000

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25 32
Red Storm Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Red Storm Entertainment Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Morrisville, North Carolina Founded in: 1996

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17 22
Mythic Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Mythic Entertainment Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Fairfax, Virginia Founded in: 1996

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16 21
Sucker Punch Productions is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Sucker Punch Productions Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Bellevue, Washington Founded in: 1997

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16 21
NovaLogic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top American Game Developers
NovaLogic Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Agoura Hills, California Founded in: 1985

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19 25
Irrational Games is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Irrational Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Boston, Massachusetts Founded in: 1996

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12 17
Reflexive Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Reflexive Entertainment Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Lake Forest, California Founded in: 1997

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20 28
The Behemoth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top American Game Developers
The Behemoth Video game, Interactive entertainment - Located in: San Diego, California Founded in: 2002

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20 28
Big Huge Games is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Big Huge Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Timonium, Maryland Founded in: 2000

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23 32
Stardock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Stardock Software - Located in: Plymouth, Michigan Founded in: 1991

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16 23
Cryptic Studios is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Cryptic Studios Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Los Gatos, California Founded in: 2000

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9 17
42 Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top American Game Developers
42 Entertainment Located in: Pasadena, California Founded in: 1993

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11 20
GameHouse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top American Game Developers
GameHouse Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Seattle, Washington Founded in: 1998

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7 15
Zipper Interactive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Zipper Interactive Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Redmond, Washington Founded in: 1995

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8 17
Epicenter Studios is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Epicenter Studios Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Sherman Oaks, California Founded in: 2007

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7 17
Demiurge Studios is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Demiurge Studios Located in: Cambridge, Massachusetts Founded in: 2002

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7 20
Pi Studios is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Pi Studios Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Houston, Texas Founded in: 2002