Video Game Companies in Chicago

When you think of game development hotbeds, you tend to think of places like San Francisco, Austin, Seattle and Vancouver. In terms of game studios, Chicago is not quite in the same league as those cities, but it’s no slouch, either. The history of game development in Chicago is a little unique – the city was once one of the major hubs for the creation and distribution of arcade and pinball machines. Studios like Bally, Midway and Williams had operations or headquarters in the area.

COMPANYCITYNOTABLE PROJECTSFOCUSSTUDIO SIZE
BabarogaChicagoZombies!!!, EA Sports MMA (mobile)Mobile?
Chewy SoftwareChicagoObstacle Course ChallengeMobile11-50
eV InteractivePalatineSuper Slam Hunting, Dangerous AnimalsPC/Consoles1-10
High Voltage SoftwareHoffman EstatesDamaged CorePC/Consoles, VR/AR51-200
Incredible TechnologiesVernon HillsGolden Tee GolfArcade51-200
Iron GalaxyChicago7 Days to DiePC/Consoles11-50
Jackbox GamesChicagoJackbox Party PackPC/Consoles11-50
KongregateChicagoKongregate PlatformPublisher?
Level ExChicagoAirway Ex, Gastro ExVR/AR, Mobile51-200
Level Zero GamesChicagoNet GainMobile1-10
NeatherRealmChicagoMortal KombatPC/Consoles51-200
Phosphor StudiosChicagoThe Brookhaven ExperimentVR/AR, Mobile11-50
Play MechanixGlen EllynBig Buck Hunter, Deal or No DealArcade11-50
Raw ThrillsSkokieTerminator: Salvation, Dirty Drivin’Arcade11-50
Scientific GamesChicagoSlot MachinesCasino?
Stern PinballChicagoAerosmith PinballPinball51-200
Synapse GamesChicagoTyrant UnleashedMobile1-10
Wargaming Chicago-BaltimoreChicagoWorld of TanksPC/Consoles?
WebfootLemontResonance, Da New GuysPC/Consoles11-50
Young HorsesChicagoOctodadPC, Consoles1-10
Zynga ChicagoChicagoHit it RichSocial?