Local Video Game Companies – Boston

The Boston area has a healthy collection of video game developers, including both AAA and indie studios.  Boston also has one of the best mixes of investors and universities outside of the Bay Area, which helps fuel the growth of game development in the region.

COMPANYNOTABLE PROJECTSFOCUSSTUDIO SIZE
360KID (Watertown)Educational TitlesEducational11-50
CIDC (Cambridge)Everest Poker, Everest CasinoWeb201-500
Crate Entertainment (Cambridge)Grim DawnPC11-50
Creat Studios?Consoles, Handhelds51-200
Dejobaan GamesThe Wonderful End of the WorldPC, Mobile?
Demiurge Studios (Cambridge)The Nightworld, Shoot Many RobotsConsoles, PC11-50
Double Tap Games?Contract Services1-10
EvonyEvonyWeb?
FableVisionEducational TitlesWeb, Mobile11-50
Fire Hose Games (Cambridge)Go Home Dinosaurs, Slam Bot ScrappersDownloadable, Web, Contract Services1-10
Gamesville (Waltham)Super Chef, Bingo ZoneWeb11-50
GSN Games (Waltham)Ghostbusters SlotsCasino, Mobile, Web51-200
HarmonixDance Central, Rock BandConsoles, Music51-200
Irrational GamesBioshock, Freedom ForceConsoles, PC51-200
Lantana GamesChildren of LibertyPC, Mac1-10
Linden LabSecond LifeVirtual Worlds?
Liquid Bits (Cambridge)ToppalSocial, Mobile?
Metaversal Studios (Brighton)Updraft Jack, Bad ApplesMobile1-10
Moonshot Games (Somerville)Fallen Frontier?1-10
Motus Games (Cambridge)Wii ControllerHardware?
Muzzy Lane (Newburyport)MiddWorld OnlineEducational Titles11-50
Nuukster (Cambridge)BirdopolisSocial?
Oddfellow Studios?Virtual Worlds1-10
Owlchemy LabsJack Lumber, SnuggletruckDownloadable, Mobile1-10
Part12 StudiosKlouds+, Apples to ApplesMobile, Social, Web1-10
Pileated PicturesPlanet Cazmo, Zhu Zhu PetsVirtual Worlds?
Relisource Games (Bedford)Adventure of Aaron Forscher, AlienationHandhelds, Mobile51-200
Rockstar Games (Andover)BullyConsoles?
Seven 45 StudiosSoulo, Beat PopMobile?
Skymap GamesBacon Man: An AdventurePC1-10
Small Fry Studios (Cambridge)Hillbilly WhackPC, Mac?
Sports Mogul (Medford)Baseball Mogul, Football MogulPC?
Subatomic StudiosFieldrunnersMobile11-50
Tilted Mill Entertainment (Framingham)Hinterland, Mosby's ConfederacyPC11-50
Turbine (Needham)Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons OnlinePC201-500
WeeWorld (Concord)WeeWorldVirtual Worlds11-50

Thanks to Boston Post MortemGameDevMap, Linkedin, Wikipedia, loads of studio pages

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

    Removed Zynga Boston.

  • pteall

    Removed ImaginEngine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Canfield/578098195 Chris Canfield

    Subatomic studios has grown to the 11 – 50 range.

  • yolando

    Quickhit is no longer with us

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

    Thanks for sharing. Quickhit has been deleted.

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

    Is Subatomic still around? I can’t get their page to load.

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

    Removed Mocospace and added GSN Games.

  • Ben

    How does someone like me pitch a video game that I have created to a company to develope?

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

    Late, but confirmed that they are indeed still open, and in the 11-50 range. Belated thanks, Chris!

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

    A finished game, or an idea? If it’s an idea, you probably aren’t going to find any studios looking for pitches. You could contract the work out to individuals or a team.

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

    Updated the headcount info for Harmonix – moved them down to the 51-200 category.

  • Chris Canfield

    Also Tencent Boston renamed themselves to Stomp Games, then closed.

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

    Hey Chris – have you found any links confirming? I was only able to find one story, and they don’t sound entirely confident.

    It does look like their Facebook page has been abandoned.

  • Chris Canfield

    I had friends working there when they shut down the Boston office last summer. It was a bit lost amidst a wave of other layoffs and the Marathon Bombing stories. The last update of their Facebook page under the Stomp Games name is a bit more definitive. https://www.facebook.com/StompGames. They were pulled from the Boston Postmortem listing around that time.

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

    Thanks for the update, Chris. Just removed them from the list.

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