Local Video Game Companies – Orlando

Orlando was once primarily known for being home to EA Tiburon, but that reality has changed over the last few years. Several new developers have set up shop in Central Florida, and those studios benefit from a steady influx of talent thanks to game development programs at schools like Full Sail and FIEA. Here is the list of game studios in and around Orlando. We’ve got more information below the list!

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COMPANYNOTABLE PROJECTSFOCUSSTUDIO SIZE
Bad PilcrowVanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and Her NightmareMobile, Downloadable?
EA TiburonMadden NFL, NBA Live, PGAConsoles, Handheld, PC501+
Firebrand Games (Merritt Island)NASCAR Unleashed, Cars 2Consoles, Handheld?
Iron Galaxy StudiosDivekick, Dungeons and DragonsConsoles, Downloadable11-50
ootiiQuibbles, Relic BallMobile, Social1-10
Particle CityTitanfall MobileMobile11-50
Phyken MediaWizard OpsMobile1-10
Steamroller StudiosDeadwood: The Forgotten CursePC, Consoles11-50
Werd! InteractiveTiles Extreme, I Am SodukuWeb, Social Causes11-50

Cost of Living Comparison – Check out how living in Orlando compares to four other game development hubs:

 

Other Organizations and Schools:

 

  • http://www.examiner.com/x-4242-Baltimore-Gaming-Lifestyle-Examiner Lesa Wilcox

    I’ve checked out gamejobhunter.com before, but this is the first time I have ran across the blog. I think it is great that you are doing city profiles! Good luck with your future profiles!

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com hailpza

    Thanks Lesa – I was impressed by your Baltimore post. It was definitely the inspiration!

  • http://www.vidzone.net Carl Dungca

    Nice, current listing of stuff in that area. As a FIEA alumnus, I’ve got a vested interest in asking you to correct the link to their website.

  • http://www.gamejobhunter.com hailpza

    Link fixed. Thanks for the catch, Carl.

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  • http://www.derrickbarra.com Derrick Barra

    Nice summary of FL, we sure don’t have too many companies in our state, but with Full Sail and Fiea pumping out students that’s bound to change sooner or later.

  • Dave

    Hi, I’m a teacher and author and have developed a series of math lessons from add to trigonometry that are funny, yet greatly simplify algebra, etc, all without using calculators. I’ve taught logarithms to 8th graders. I was hoping you could recommend an educational video game company that might create an interactive, high perfomance product aimed at kids who hate school, but love video games. Thanks for your help.

  • Jerry

    I looking for a game developer to take on a project that I am working on. Its an online site that will collect a membership fee. Not alot of money (if any) to put out up front but will be glad to make a contract for future payment or even a % of royalties. If you are a student or even out of work then this may be for you as it will payoff for all involved on the startup of this project. The sooner we get it up and runnung the sooner we can all get paid. Please only honest replys from truley honest people. Feel free to contact me for more info.

    jmarulis@cfl.rr.com 321-368-9988

  • Jesi Love

    What about IADT, International Academy of Design and Technology-Orlando

  • http://brycepelletier.com Bryce Pelleteir

    I know this post is older than a few of my kids, but an update would be great. Sky Parlor Studios, Ootii, Bad Pilcrow and a few others. Some of them are gaining traction and could be players in the market. Worth noting.

    Cheers

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

    Thanks, Bryce. I know this one needs an update – I’ll try to get to it this weekend!

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

    Updated!

  • Waytoofargames

    WayTooFar Games is a new mobile game company focusing on the Android Platform at this time and is looking for devleopers familiar with android.
    WTF Games was started by former New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins hockey players who have moved to their passion which is making games.

    contact us with  your resume and or a brief history of experience
    waytoofargames@gmail:disqus .com

    waytoofargames.com

  • UZ

    Hey is there anyplace where I can find the similar info but a LITTLE UPDATED.. I have like 3 years of mobile game dev experience, looking for some opportunity in or close to Winter Park, FL.

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

    Do you see something that looks out of date?  Are we missing anyone?

  • Ashton Morris

    Hey There, I found this quite useful thanks. I am a composer and sfx artist looking to connect with local game developers. If you are interested in help with game audio please take a look at http://www.ashtonmorris.com to see my portfolio. Thanks again

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

    Added Iron Galaxy Studios and removed Dot Matrix Interactive.

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

    Added Phyken Media. Thanks to @tcarbone for the tips!

  • chris

    working a setting an esports gaming company….looking for developers in orlando

    contact me on twitter @ithatflykid

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  • AlexD

    Hey I’m a Game Designer with 3 years of experience (worked for Activision on titles such as Men in Black: Alien Crisis, Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions and Rapala Pro Bass Fishing). I’m living in Orlando at the moment and I’m looking for a great team to put something on the market. Contact me ro.alexdumitrache@gmail.com.
    Thanks!

  • Isaac

    Hi Paul- The Frontline Studios link above points to 360 ed. Minor point. Awesome site, thanks for all the hard work!

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

    Hi Isaac – thanks for the catch! When I went looking for the correct link, I actually couldn’t find anything I think Frontline might be no more. Removed from the list.

  • Isaac

    Same here, I couldn’t find them either. No worries!

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  • http://rhinomob.com/ RhinoMob

    How to Build Games Apps? Rhino Mob is a Social and Mobile Game Company. We create High Quality, Visually Entertaining and Addictive Games for the iOS and Android Platforms.

  • http://rhinomob.com/ RhinoMob

    Rhino Mob is a Social and Mobile Game Company. We create High Quality, Visually Entertaining and Addictive Games for the iOS and Android Platforms.
    Rhino Mob Games

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

    Removed two defunct studios from the Orlando list – ZeeGee Games and Sky Parlor Studios. RIP!

  • MrDRiceJr

    Thanks for the list. Can you please add CelleC Games? We are a mobile game startup in Orlando and have a team of 10-20 people. Our focus is edugaming.

  • anomaly Gamers Rise

    This has been eye-opening information.
    Thanks my company is Gamers Rise also in Orlando specializing in the development of mobile and PC games for children.

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

    Removed Zynga Orlando, Row Sham Bow, and 360ed.

  • SunnyP

    Dear Paul. We are a Travel entertainment production company and are looking for a local game APP developer for our series, I can be emailed at adrenalinepartner7@gmail.com

  • http://www.burnoutgameventures.com/ Rupert Meghnot

    If you’re still looking, we may be able to help. http://www.burnoutgameventures.com/

  • http://www.burnoutgameventures.com/ Rupert Meghnot

    You may want to add nine other schools offering game development-related curricula: Code School, DeVry University, Florida Institute of Recording, Sound and Technology (FIRST), International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT), ITT Technical Institute, Keiser University, Orlando Tech, Rollins College & Valencia Community College. Together (with Full Sail, UCF & DAVE), they provide 50+ such programs (e.g., computer science/programming, art/game art, writing, design, etc.).

    I would also add Indienomicon, the local indie community organization, with 1300 members in its database (and monthly meetups).

  • http://www.burnoutgameventures.com/ Rupert Meghnot

    Btw: our Client Partners are – Burnout Studios (1-10, Mobile/PC); Major Games (11-50, PC/Mobile/Console); Continuum Studio (11-50, PC/Console); and, goodXgames (1-10, Mobile). We have others, which will be announced, soon.

  • Keith Lackey

    Gonna throw our company’s’ name out there. We’re Steamroller Studios. We’re currently a team of 15 (11-50) with a focus on Consoles and PC. We are currently working on our first major title, Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse, which raised 100K+ on Kickstarter last year. We have also been working on a number of high profile contracts including facial animation for Tomb Raider and Deus Ex. Feel free to get in touch we me if you like any additional information keith (@) steamrollerstudios.com

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

    Hey Keith – I’ve got you guys added! Cool to see another studio pop up in Orlando.

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

    Didn’t realize n-Space had shut down – they have been removed. :(

    It looks like several of them ended up forming Particle City though, so there’s your silver lining!

  • Debra Raymond Brooks

    Are there any gaming internships out there for the summer of 2017. We are moving to Orlando and my son is in need of a gaming internship to graduate from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Game Art Design. He is also minoring in Game programing and IT. Any tips would be appreciated.