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The best American game developers

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The list of American video game developers features some of the top game developers in the United States. These are video game developers headquartered in the United States. Video game development is a special type of software development that focuses on games. These games can be for any type of computer, be it game consoles such as Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo, mobile platforms such as iPhone or iPad or conventional computers such as PC and Macintosh.

Who Are The Best American Game Developers? Which companies have the best game developers? Developers often specialize in a certain type of genre, be it RPGs, FPS, or RTS. Unlike regular software development, game development can also penetrate Hollywood territory and requires the work of writers, artists and actors to complete their projects.

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317 148

Rockstar Games Video Game, Video Game Industry - New York City

Founded in: 1998

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249 130

Valve Corporation Digital Sales, Software, Video Game - Located in Bellevue, Washington

Founded in: 1996

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231 119

Naughty Dog Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Located in Santa Monica, California

Founded in: 1986

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238 133

Blizzard Entertainment Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: Irvine, California

Founded in: 1991

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176 92

Sony Computer Entertainment America Location: San Diego

Founded in: 1994

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89 46

Insomniac Games Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Burbank, California

Founded in: 1994

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123 77

Sega Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: San Francisco, California

Founded in: 1951

8

95 57

Obsidian Entertainment Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Located in Santa Ana, California

Founded in: 2004

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78 48

Epic Games Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Cary, North Carolina

Founded in: 1991

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99 71

Telltale Games Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: San Rafael, California

Founded in: 2004

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65 41

WB Games Found in: Chicago

Founded in: 1988

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98 74

id Software Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Located in Mesquite, Texas

Founded in: 1991

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159 132

Activision Video Game Industry, pre-built software - Santa Monica, California location

Founded in: 1979

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132 111

Infinity Ward Video Game, Video Game Industry, Software Development - Located in Encino, California

Founded in: 2002

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54 39

Atari Consumer Electronics, Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: New York City, New York

Founded in: 1972

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56 41

Gearbox Software Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Plano, Texas

Founded in: 1999

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73 58

THQ Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Agoura Hills, California

Founded in: 1989

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70 56

Bungie Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Bellevue, Washington

Founded in: 1991

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45 38

Take two interactive locations in: New York City

Founded in: 1993

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55 49

Volition, Inc. Located in Champaign, Illinois

Founded in: 1996

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33 27

Visceral Games Interactive entertainment, video game industry

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66 63

Activision Blizzard Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Santa Monica, California

Founded in: 2008

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34 30

Three Rings Design Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: San Francisco, California

Founded in: 2001

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42 39

Raven Software Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Located in Middleton, Wisconsin

Founded in: 1990

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40 38

Maxis Software based in: Emeryville

Founded in: 1987

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153 167

Cloud Imperium Games Video Game Industry, Video Games - Located in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas

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26 29

Monolith Productions Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Kirkland

Founded in: 1994

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41 49

Firaxis Games Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Hunt Valley, Maryland

Founded in: 1996

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61 74

Treyarch Video Game, Video Game Industry - Located in Santa Monica, California

Founded in: 1996

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21 25

Neatherrealm Studios

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33 41

Interplay Entertainment Video Game, Video Game Industry, Software Packages - Location: California

Founded in: 1983

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25 31

Irrational Games Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Founded in: 1996

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21 26

Sucker Punch Productions Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Location: Bellevue, Washington

Founded in: 1997

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23 29

Neversoft Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: Woodland Hills, California

Founded in: 1994

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37 47

Double Fine Productions Video Game - Location: San Francisco, California

Founded in: 2000

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29 37

PopCap Games Video Game, Video Game Industry - Located Seattle, Washington

Founded in: 2000

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20 26

NovaLogic Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: Agoura Hills, California

Founded in: 1985

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19 26

Mythic Entertainment Video Game, Interactive Entertainment, Video Game Industry - Located in Fairfax, Virginia

Founded in: 1996

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27 37

Red Storm Entertainment Video Game, Video Game Industry - Located in Morrisville, North Carolina

Founded in: 1996

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23 33

The Behemoth Video Game, Interactive Entertainment - Location: San Diego, California

Founded in: 2002

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15 23

GameHouse Video Game, Video Game Industry - Located Seattle, Washington

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24 37

Stardock Software - Located in Plymouth, Michigan

Founded in: 1991

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17 28

Cryptic Studios Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: Los Gatos, California

Founded in: 2000

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21 34

Big Huge Games Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: Timonium, Maryland

Founded in: 2000

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11 21

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9 19

Zipper Interactive Video Game, Video Game Industry - Located Redmond, Washington

Founded in: 1995

10 22

Demiurge Studios Located In: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded in: 2002

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10 22

42 Entertainment in Pasadena, California

Founded in: 1993

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10 24

Pi Studios Video Game, Video Game Industry - Location: Houston, Texas

Founded in: 2002

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