Video Game Companies in San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the epicenters of the game development universe. The number of game studios and jobs in the Bay Area is large (and constantly fluctuating), and it includes studios that do just about every type of game development imaginable. AAA development? Localization of obscure Japanese titles? Hardcore social games? Educational mobile apps? Major industry conferences? All of the above, and that barely scratches the surface.

COMPANYCITYNOTABLE PROJECTSFOCUSSTUDIO SIZE
2D BoyNovatoWorld of GooPC/Consoles, Mobile1-10
2K Hangar 13NovatoMafia IIIPC/Consoles11-50
2K PublishingNovatoCorporate OfficeOperations?
31st UnionSan Mateo?PC/Consoles11-50
6wavesSan FranciscoAge of Three KingdomsSocial?
Action Button EntertainmentSan FranciscoVIDEOBALLPC/Consoles1-10
Arachnid GamesBerkeleyDiluvionPC/Consoles1-10
Bandai NamcoSanta ClaraTekken, PAC-MANConsoles, Handhelds, Mobile201-500
Big Fish Games (Self Aware Games)OaklandBig Fish CasinoMobile51-200
Blue ShiftMountain ViewLuminati Rendering EngineTools11-50
Capcom USASan MateoResident EvilPC/Consoles51-200
Choice ProvisionsSan FranciscoRunner3, Bit.Trip.BeatPC/Consoles?
Chronic LogicSanta CruzBridge Construction SetPC/Consoles1-10
CloudcadeSan FranciscoShop HeroesMobile11-50
Cold Iron StudiosSan JoseAliensPC/Consoles11-50
CrowdStarBurlingameCovet FashionMobile, Social51-200
Cryptic StudiosSan JoseChampions Online, City of HeroesPC/Consoles51-200
Crystal DynamicsRedwood CityTomb RaiderPC/Consoles201-500
Disney InteractiveSan Francisco?Social, Mobile201-500
Double FineSan FranciscoPsychonauts, HeadlanderPC/Consoles51-200
Double Loop GamesSan Francisco?Mobile1-10
Echtra GamesSan Francisco?PC/Consoles11-50
Electronic ArtsRedwood ShoresInvolved in all EA titlesOperations500+
FableLabsSan FranciscoFableLabs Story CreatorMobile11-50
Firecraft StudiosSan MateoMatchington MansionMobile?
Fogbank EntertainmentSan Francisco?Mobile11-50
Fort Mason GamesSan FranciscoConfetti CasinoMobile1-10
Free Range GamesSausalitoLabyrinthPC/Consoles11-50
FunomenaSan FranciscoWattam, LunaPC/Consoles, VR/AR11-50
Gaea MobileSanta ClaraGwent: The Witcher Card GameMobile51-200
GameloftSan Francisco?Mobile, Social11-50
GluSan FranciscoCooking Dash, Deer HunterMobile51-200
HumaNature StudiosAlbanyDoki-Doki UniversePC/Consoles1-10
Idle GamesSan FranciscoIdle WorshipCasino51-200
IGGFremontLords MobileMobile11-50
ImprobableSan FranciscoSpatialOSTools11-50
Impulse GearSan FranciscoFarpointVR/AR11-50
IMVUPalo AltoIMVUSocial51-200
Interbang EntertainmentSan FranciscoJay and Silent Bob, Super CombomanPC/Consoles?
Iron RealmsSan FranciscoAchaea, ImperionPC/Consoles1-10
Jam CitySan FranciscoFuturama, Family GuyMobile51-200
JojuBerkeleyBobby Nutcase series, Bubble AtlantisCasino, Web1-10
KabamSan FranciscoKingdoms of CamelotMobile51-200
Koei TecmoSan FranciscoPublishing of Tecmo and Koei titlesPublishing, Localization?
KongregateSan FranciscoKongregate PlatformPublisher?
KRU InteractiveSanta ClaraNexus TK, Shattered GalaxyPC/Consoles?
Last Day of WorkSan FranciscoVirtual Villagers series, Virtual FamiliesPC/Consoles, Mobile1-10
Lazy 8 StudiosSan FranciscoCogsPC, Mobile1-10
LeapFrogEmeryvilleEducational software and hardwareEducational201-500
Linden LabSan FranciscoProject Sansar, Second LifePC/Consoles, VR/AR51-200
Manticore GamesSan MateoCorePC/Consoles11-50
Mastiff GamesSan FranciscoReload, Heavy Fire AfghanistanConsoles, Handhelds1-10
MaxisEmeryvilleThe Sims, Sim CityPC/Consoles51-200
Mighty PlaySan FranciscoLicensed titlesMobile, Web1-10
Monomi ParkSan MateoSlime RancherPC/Consoles1-10
MunkyFunSan FranciscoLeague of WarMobile11-50
MZPalo AltoSatori, MZ Game StudioTools500+
N3TWORKSan FranciscoLegendary: Game of HeroesMobile51-200
NatsumeBurlingameHarvest Moon, Reel FishingPC/Consoles51-200
NetEase North AmericaBrisbaneCrusaders of LightMobile11-50
NianticSan FranciscoPokemon GoVR/AR201-500
nWaySan FranciscoPower Rangers Legacy WarsMobile11-50
Perfect World EntertainmentRedwood CityPWI, NeverwinterPC/Consoles51-200
Pixelberry StudiosMountain ViewChoices: Stories You Play, High School StoryMobile51-200
Pocket GemsSan FranciscoTap Paradise Cove, Tap SafariMobile201-500
Quark GamesSan FranciscoChamps BattlegroundsMobile11-50
RedbanaSan MateoAuditionWeb11-50
RobloxSan MateoRobloxPC/Consoles, Mobile201-500
Robot InvaderMountain ViewWind-up KnightMobile?
Rumble GamesRedwood CityKings RoadSocial, Mobile11-50
Sanzaru GamesFoster CityMystery Case Files, The Sly FilesPC/Consoles11-50
SecretBuildersSan MateoSecretBuildersWeb?
Shiny ShoeSan FranciscoGrim Fandango RemasteredContract Services11-50
Skunk StudiosSan FranciscoDaily Mah Jong, Flux Family SecretsWeb, Mobile11-50
Sledgehammer GamesFoster CityCall of DutyPC/Consoles51-200
Sony Interactive EntertainmentSan MateoSupport for all Sony titlesOperations500+
Storm8Redwood CityWorld War, Pets LiveMobile201-500
Super Evil MegacorpSan FranciscoVaingloryMobile11-50
Supergiant GamesSan FranciscoPyre, BastionPC/Consoles11-50
Tencent AmericaPalo AltoKing of GloryMobile11-50
TheklaSan FranciscoThe Witness, BraidPC/Consoles1-10
TikGamesSan MateoGold Fever, Scary GirlMobile1-10
Toys for BobNovatoSkylanders: Spyro’s AdventurePC/Consoles51-200
Trion WorldsRedwood CityRIFTPC/Consoles, Operations?
UbisoftSan FranciscoRocksmith, Just DanceConsoles, Handhelds11-50
Unity TechnologiesSan FranciscoUnity EngineTools500+
Unknown WorldsSan FranciscoNatural SelectionPC, Tools1-10
Vector UnitSan RafaelShine Runner, Riptide GPMobile1-10
Visual ConceptsNovatoNBA 2kConsoles/PC51-200
Wolfire GamesBerkeleyOvergrowth, LugaruConsoles/PC, Mobile1-10
ZyngaSan FranciscoWords With FriendsOperations, Social500+