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Total Nerd The Top American Game Developers  

El Gamer Grande
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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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1
332 157
Rockstar Games is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: New York City
Founded in: 1998

2
242 125
Naughty Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 1986

3
255 139
Valve Corporation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Digital distribution, Software, Video game - Located in: Bellevue, Washington
Founded in: 1996

4
252 143
Blizzard Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Irvine, California
Founded in: 1991

5
183 97
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

6
123 62
Obsidian Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
93 52
Insomniac Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Burbank, California
Founded in: 1994

8
124 86
Sega is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California
Founded in: 1951

9
102 77
id Software is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Mesquite, Texas
Founded in: 1991

10
163 135
Activision is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 1979

11
80 58
Epic Games is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
102 79
Telltale Games is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Rafael, California
Founded in: 2004

13
66 45
WB Games is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top American Game Developers
WB Games Located in: Chicago
Founded in: 1988

14
60 42
Gearbox Software is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Plano, Texas
Founded in: 1999

15
133 113
Infinity Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry, Software development - Located in: Encino, California
Founded in: 2002

16
75 59
THQ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Agoura Hills, California
Founded in: 1989

17
72 58
Bungie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Bellevue, Washington
Founded in: 1991

18
55 42
Atari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Consumer electronics, Video game, Video game industry - Located in: New York City, New York
Founded in: 1972

19
48 39
Take Two Interactive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Take Two Interactive Located in: New York City
Founded in: 1993

20
57 50
Volition, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Volition, Inc. Located in: Champaign, Illinois
Founded in: 1996

21
68 64
Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 2008

22
34 29
Visceral Games is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Visceral Games Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

23
43 41
Raven Software is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Middleton, Wisconsin
Founded in: 1990

24
34 31
Three Rings Design is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California
Founded in: 2001

25
41 39
Maxis Software is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Maxis Software Located in: Emeryville
Founded in: 1987

26
153 168
Cloud Imperium Games is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Cloud Imperium Games Video game industry, Video games - Located In: Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas

27
27 30
Monolith Productions is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Kirkland
Founded in: 1994

28
42 50
Firaxis Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Hunt Valley, Maryland
Founded in: 1996

29
61 75
Treyarch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California
Founded in: 1996

30
39 48
Double Fine Productions is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game - Located in: San Francisco, California
Founded in: 2000

31
21 26
Neatherrealm Studios is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Neatherrealm Studios

32
25 32
Irrational Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Boston, Massachusetts
Founded in: 1996

33
21 27
Sucker Punch Productions is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Bellevue, Washington
Founded in: 1997

34
23 30
Neversoft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Woodland Hills, California
Founded in: 1994

35
33 43
Interplay Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: California
Founded in: 1983

36
29 38
PopCap Games is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Seattle, Washington
Founded in: 2000

37
20 27
NovaLogic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Agoura Hills, California
Founded in: 1985

38
19 27
Mythic Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Fairfax, Virginia
Founded in: 1996

39
27 38
Red Storm Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Morrisville, North Carolina
Founded in: 1996

40
16 24
GameHouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Seattle, Washington
Founded in: 1998

41
23 35
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

42
18 29
Cryptic Studios is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Los Gatos, California
Founded in: 2000

43
24 39
Stardock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Software - Located in: Plymouth, Michigan
Founded in: 1991

44
22 37
Big Huge Games is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Big Huge Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Timonium, Maryland
Founded in: 2000

45
11 23
Epicenter Studios is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Sherman Oaks, California
Founded in: 2007

46
13 26
Reflexive Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Lake Forest, California
Founded in: 1997

47
9 21
Zipper Interactive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Redmond, Washington
Founded in: 1995

48
10 24
Demiurge Studios is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Demiurge Studios Located in: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Founded in: 2002

49
10 24
42 Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top American Game Developers
42 Entertainment Located in: Pasadena, California
Founded in: 1993

50
10 26
Pi Studios is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Houston, Texas
Founded in: 2002