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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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303 142
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

2
242 124
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

3
216 117
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

4
230 127
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

5
169 89
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
84 43
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

7
118 74
Sega is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Sega Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 1951

8
91 54
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
99 68
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

10
69 46
Epic Games is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
61 40
WB Games is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top American Game Developers
WB Games Located in: Chicago Founded in: 1988

12
156 129
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

13
95 73
id Software is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top American Game Developers
id Software Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Mesquite, Texas Founded in: 1991

14
131 109
Infinity Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 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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52 37
Atari is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
68 55
Bungie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Bungie Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Bellevue, Washington Founded in: 1991

17
71 58
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

18
52 41
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

19
44 36
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
66 60
Activision Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
54 48
Volition, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Volition, Inc. Located in: Champaign, Illinois Founded in: 1996

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33 27
Three Rings Design is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Three Rings Design Video game, Video game industry - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 2001

23
42 38
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

24
31 26
Visceral Games is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Visceral Games Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

25
40 37
Maxis Software is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Maxis Software Located in: Emeryville Founded in: 1987

26
153 165
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

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25 27
Monolith Productions is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Monolith Productions Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Kirkland Founded in: 1994

28
61 71
Treyarch is listed (or ranked) 28 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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41 48
Firaxis Games is listed (or ranked) 29 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

30
25 30
Irrational Games is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Irrational Games Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry - Located in: Boston, Massachusetts Founded in: 1996

31
29 35
PopCap Games is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top American Game Developers
PopCap Games Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Seattle, Washington Founded in: 2000

32
19 23
Neatherrealm Studios is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top American Game Developers
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37 46
Double Fine Productions is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Double Fine Productions Video game - Located in: San Francisco, California Founded in: 2000

34
33 41
Interplay Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Interplay Entertainment Video game, Video game industry, Prepackaged Software - Located in: California Founded in: 1983

35
21 26
Sucker Punch Productions is listed (or ranked) 35 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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23 29
Neversoft is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Neversoft Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Woodland Hills, California Founded in: 1994

37
20 26
NovaLogic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top American Game Developers
NovaLogic 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
Mythic Entertainment 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
Red Storm Entertainment 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

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15 23
GameHouse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top American Game Developers
GameHouse 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
Stardock 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
Cryptic Studios 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
Reflexive Entertainment 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
9 19
Zipper Interactive is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Zipper Interactive Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Redmond, Washington Founded in: 1995

47
10 21
Epicenter Studios is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Epicenter Studios Video game, Video game industry - Located in: Sherman Oaks, California Founded in: 2007

48
10 22
42 Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top American Game Developers
42 Entertainment Located in: Pasadena, California Founded in: 1993

49
9 21
Demiurge Studios is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top American Game Developers
Demiurge Studios Located in: Cambridge, Massachusetts Founded in: 2002

50
10 24
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