This list focuses on the game studios in and directly around Washington DC. We have separated out studios in and near Baltimore – in reality, the 2 metro areas combine to form an impressive collection of game developers. There are also several defense and simulation companies in the area, which we have not included in our list.
There is an active IGDA chapter servicing the DC game development community.
|COMPANY||NOTABLE PROJECTS||FOCUS||STUDIO SIZE|
|AT KidSystems (Silver Spring, MD)||Cosmo's Learning Systems||Educational||?|
|Benxing Entertainment (Columbia, Maryland)||Patient Playtime Kiosk, Color Words||Mobile, Educational||?|
|Bethesda Game Studios (Rockville, MD)||Skyrim, Fallout 3||Consoles, PC||?|
|Bethesda Softworks (Rockville, MD)||Skyrim (Published), Rage (Published)||Publishing||51-200|
|City State Entertainment (Fairfax, VA)||March on Oz||Mobile||11-50|
|E4 Software||Solitaire Double-Deck HD||Mobile||?|
|iCivics||Cast Your Vote, Immigration Nation||Educational||?|
|Simutronics (Gaithersburg, MD)||Gem Stone IV, DragonRealms||PC, Mobile||51-200|
|Vir2L Studios (Rockville, MD)||Wukong Warrior, Medieval Games||Mobile, Consoles||?|
|ZeniMax Media (Rockville, MD)||Parent company for Bethesda, id, Arkane||Operations||?|
References: GameDevMap, Wikipedia, Linkedin, studio pages