Local Video Game Companies – Austin

Austin has had a thriving technology scene for many years, and companies like IBM, Dell and Google all have a presence in the area.  Austin is also one of the elite cities for video game development in North America.  The region is home to all types of game developers – AAA, PC/Mac, social, mobile and even casino games.  With all of the studios that call Austin home, the overall headcount in the city is high. The city is also home to a large number of developers, so expect a high level of competition for many of those positions.

Remember to check out our job listings to see if there are any openings in Austin.

COMPANYNOTABLE PROJECTSFOCUSSTUDIO SIZE
Airship SyndicateBattleChasersConsoles, PC11-50
Amazon Game StudiosLumberyardEngine?
Arkane StudiosDishonered, Dark Messiah of Might and MagicConsoles, PC11-50
Armature StudioMetal Gear Solid HDHandheld, Consoles, PC11-50
ArtCraft EntertainmentCrowfallPC11-50
AspyrCall of Duty series, Star Wars series, Duke Nukem ForeverMac Conversions51-200
Battlecry StudiosBattleCryPC?
Bioware AustinStar Wars: The Old RepublicPC201-500
Blank Media GamesTown of SalemPC1-10
BlizzardWorld of Warcraft, StarcraftCustomer service for Blizzard titles500+
Bluepoint GamesBlast Factor, God of War CollectionDownloadable, Consoles11-50
Boss Fight EntertainmentDungeon BossMobile51-200
Certain AffinityAge of Booty, Crimson AllianceConsoles, Downloadable, Mobile51-200
Cloud Imperium GamesStar CitizenPC11-50
DaybreakDC Universe OnlinePC, Consoles?
Devlolver DigitalIndie Publisher, Serious SamPublisher, PC?
EA Austin - Sports???
EA PogoCasual web gamesWeb?
EA - WW Customer ServiceCustomer service for EA titlesCustomer service?
Edge of RealityLoadout, The Incredible HulkConsoles51-200
GameSaladGameSalad game creation toolsTools11-50
GlobalFunKartmania, Catan - The First IslandMobile11-50
Gunfire GamesDarksiders III, ChronosPC11-50
Hellfire GamesNovus PrimeDownloadable1-10
KabamCustomer service for Kabam titlesCustomer service11-50
Kalani GamesTiki Gods, Blade MastersMobile, Web?
Kingdom Games?PC, Mobile11-50
KingsIsle Entertainment Ltd.Wizard101, Pirate101PC, Web, Mobile51-200
Lightside GamesStained Glass, Journey of MosesMobile, Social11-50
Longshot GamesBobblehead College FootballMobile1-10
Magic Leap?VR?
NCSOFT WestSupport, Customer ServicePC51-200
Owlchemy LabsJob SimulatorVR11-50
PalestarDark SpacePC?
Pangea SoftwareNucleus, NanosaurMac, Mobile?
Panic ButtonDisney Infinity, Big Time BoxingContract Developer11-50
Phaser Lock InteractiveTwisted ArrowVR1-10
PLAYSTUDIOSMyVegasCasino?
PortalariumShroud of the AvatarPC11-50
QC Games?PC11-50
Replay GamesLeisure Suit LarryMobile, PC11-50
Retro StudiosMetroid, Donkey Kong CountryConsoles51-200
Spacetime StudiosPocket Legends, Star LegendsMobile, PC11-50
Stoic StudioThe Banner SagaPC, Consoles1-10
Third Wire ProductionsStrike FightersPC?
Tiger StyleWaking Mars, Spider - The Secret of Bryce ManorMobile1-10
Trion WorldsTrion Worlds ToolsPC?
Twisted PixelThe Gunstringer, Splosion ManDownloadable, Consoles11-50
Unity AustinUnity EngineTools?
White Whale GamesGod of BladesMobile, PC1-10
Zynga AustinZynga BingoSocial51-200

Cost of Living Comparison:  Check out how Austin compares to four other game development hubs:

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  • BRI

    Hello friendly necromancer just a quick question, are you guys hiring at all??? Preferably CS. I currently work with I-Energizer on the campaign with ANET (GW2)

  • Friendly Necromancer

    Heya! Our current job availabilities are listed here: https://www.kingsisle.com/jobs — Nothing particular in CS at the moment looks like; however, you may want to look into working with our support partner, Metaverse: http://metaversemodsquad.com/join-the-mods/?gnk=job&gni=8a7884494ed83777014ef49c14b25318

  • BRI

    Awesome thank you!!!!

  • BRI

    Do you guys need more employees?? *hint hint*

  • Blake Burns

    Perhaps in a few months. Right now our team is pretty solid. We may be looking for a senior/principle level programmer early next year.

  • shavonne neal

    are there any games hiring for customer support ? my game support backround comes from xbox360

  • peter
  • peter

    Airship Syndicate!

  • Paul Tozour

    Hi Paul — Could you add Mothership Entertainment? We’re a 4-person indie PC developer in Austin, and our first project will be announced soon.

  • Will Hiles

    I’m in Round Rock. Experienced game writer. If you guys need any help let me know.

  • C38PO1996

    Gunfire Games is building Chronos.

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com/ Paul Teall

    Thank you – added!

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com/ Paul Teall

    Let me know when it is announced, and I will add you guys to the list!

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com/ Paul Teall

    Late, but we got them added. Thanks!

  • Paul Tozour

    Hi Paul — it’s already been announced: http://www.stardock.com/about/newsitem.asp?id=458895

  • C38PO1996

    No problem, also Airship Syndicate as well.

  • Teggy Games

    Teggy Games is in Austin. Hunker Down is out now for Mac and PC. Two more games in the hopper for release in late 2016 and early 2018. 1-10 employees

  • Paul Teall

    Removed Bee Cave Games – they have ceased operations. :(

  • Jenni Joseph

    Lightside Games will be having various positions open (Engineers, Project Manager/Producer/Animator/UI design/Designers, etc) in the fall for an upcoming Mobile Game App. Please contact us if you are interested.
    http://www.lightsidegames.com/

  • Sterling A Green

    any of these gaming companies in austin, looking for some audio composers for their games? I have original content and am looking to work.

  • Jason Henry

    Berserk Games is in downtown Austin. Less then 10 developers and notable game is Tabletop Simulator on the PC. http://www.berserk-games.com/

  • Brian Rundle

    Anyone need a competent human being with a PhD in behavioral neuroscience?! Shot in the dark!

  • a guy

    Do flash game sites count? If so, Andkon Arcade is based there.

  • a guy

    Bellaire though, not Austin.

  • Brian Vinci

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7d04f8f833975ee623f6314ceb1ccd2d05fe9ba87a8a824bc692159726c5650.jpg We are hosting a visualization hackathon in San Antonio on June 3-4 with a $10k prize. We would love to offer developers free access, by using the code BlueCompass at registration, in exchange for just getting the word out. The web address is
    http://expeditionhacks.com/san-antonio