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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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316 148
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
248 130
Valve Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Digital distribution, Software, Video game - Located in: Bellevue, Washington Founded in: 1996

3
230 119
Naughty Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 1986

4
237 133
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
175 92
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
89 45
Insomniac Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Burbank, California Founded in: 1994

7
122 77
Sega is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 1951

8
94 57
Obsidian Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
77 48
Epic Games is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
65 40
WB Games is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top American Game Developers
WB Games Located in: Chicago Founded in: 1988

11
99 71
Telltale Games is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Rafael, California Founded in: 2004

12
98 74
id Software is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Mesquite, Texas Founded in: 1991

13
159 131
Activision is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 1979

14
132 111
Infinity Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry, Software development - Located in: Encino, California Founded in: 2002

15
54 39
Atari is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
56 41
Gearbox Software is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Plano, Texas Founded in: 1999

17
70 55
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
73 58
THQ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Agoura Hills, California Founded in: 1989

19
45 38
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
55 49
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
33 27
Visceral Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Visceral Games Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

22
66 63
Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Santa Monica, California Founded in: 2008

23
34 30
Three Rings Design is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 2001

24
42 39
Raven Software is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Middleton, Wisconsin Founded in: 1990

25
40 38
Maxis Software is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Maxis Software Located in: Emeryville Founded in: 1987

26
153 167
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
26 29
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
41 49
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 74
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
21 25
Neatherrealm Studios is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Neatherrealm Studios

31
33 41
Interplay Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: California Founded in: 1983

32
25 31
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 26
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 29
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
37 47
Double Fine Productions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 2000

36
29 37
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 26
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 26
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 37
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
23 33
The Behemoth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top American Game Developers
The Behemoth Video game, Interactive entertainment - Located in: San Diego, California Founded in: 2002

41
15 23
GameHouse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Seattle, Washington Founded in: 1998

42
24 37
Stardock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Software - Located in: Plymouth, Michigan Founded in: 1991

43
17 28
Cryptic Studios is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Los Gatos, California Founded in: 2000

44
13 23
Reflexive Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Lake Forest, California Founded in: 1997

45
21 34
Big Huge Games is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Big Huge Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Timonium, Maryland Founded in: 2000

46
11 21
Epicenter Studios is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Sherman Oaks, California Founded in: 2007

47
9 19
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 22
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 22
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 24
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