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The Top American Game Developers

Updated June 14, 2019 5.9k votes 1.2k voters 144.2k views

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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    303
    133

    Rockstar Games

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: New York City
    Founded in: 1998
  • 2
    147
    45

    Gearbox Software

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Plano, Texas
    Founded in: 1999
  • 3
    217
    106

    Naughty Dog

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Santa Monica, California
    Founded in: 1986
  • 4
    218
    108

    Valve Corporation

    Digital distribution, Software
    Located in: Bellevue, Washington
    Founded in: 1996
  • 5
    177
    81

    Sony Computer Entertainment America

    Located in: San Diego
    Founded in: 1994
  • 6
    200
    125

    Blizzard Entertainment

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: Irvine, California
    Founded in: 1991
  • 7
    101
    48

    Insomniac Games

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Burbank, California
    Founded in: 1994
  • 8
    86
    36
    Located in: San Francisco, California
    Founded in: 2000
  • 9
    109
    59

    Obsidian Entertainment

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Santa Ana, California
    Founded in: 2004
  • 10
    60
    23

    Monolith Productions

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Kirkland
    Founded in: 1994
  • 11
    97
    58

    id Software

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Mesquite, Texas
    Founded in: 1991
  • 12
    55
    26

    Red Storm Entertainment

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: Morrisville, North Carolina
    Founded in: 1996
  • 13
    106
    77

    Sega

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: San Francisco, California
    Founded in: 1951
  • 14
    49
    24

    Neversoft

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: Woodland Hills, California
    Founded in: 1994
  • 15
    51
    28

    Stardock

    Software
    Located in: Plymouth, Michigan
    Founded in: 1991
  • 16
    97
    78

    Infinity Ward

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: Encino, California
    Founded in: 2002
  • 17
    57
    37

    Atari

    Consumer electronics, Video game
    Located in: New York City, New York
    Founded in: 1972
  • 18
    84
    66

    Epic Games

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Cary, North Carolina
    Founded in: 1991
  • 19
    123
    112

    Activision

    Video game industry, Prepackaged Software
    Located in: Santa Monica, California
    Founded in: 1979
  • 20
    65
    48

    Bungie

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Bellevue, Washington
    Founded in: 1991
  • 21
    41
    23

    NovaLogic

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: Agoura Hills, California
    Founded in: 1985
  • 22
    58
    42

    WB Games

    Located in: Chicago
    Founded in: 1988
  • 23
    39
    22

    Mythic Entertainment

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Fairfax, Virginia
    Founded in: 1996
  • 24
    60
    49

    THQ

    Video game, Interactive entertainment
    Located in: Agoura Hills, California
    Founded in: 1989
  • 25
    44
    31

    Big Huge Games

    Video game, Video game industry
    Located in: Timonium, Maryland
    Founded in: 2000