Overview
$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2017
Whimsy Games is a leading Game Development company treating each game genre with a unique and uncommon development approach while turning ideas into real-life experience games. Our goal is to spotlight exceptional customer service for all of the clients worldwide while being focused on the origins of transparency, trust, and quality. Why Whimsy Games? We have:  80+ extremely skilled specialists  8+ years of experience in the global Game Developm

Whimsy Games is a leading Game Development company treating each game genre with a unique and uncommon development approach while turning ideas into real-life experience games. Our goal is to spotlight exceptional customer service for all of the clients worldwide while being focused on the origins of transparency, trust, and quality.

Why Whimsy Games? We have: 

  • 80+ extremely skilled specialists 
  • 8+ years of experience in the global Game Development industry
  • 100% of our clients already recommended us
  • An award of the top B2B Game Development company by Clutch and GoodFirms

Let's scale new heights together!

Key Clients

NEWPUBCO, RedFox Labs, Enigma Dragons, DBA Strong Games, Magnetomedia, Stay Heavy Games, Risk Factor, Pauseable, Blackout Lab, IMENT, FunNode, Egamea, CV Digital Pty, Anatomology, Frenzoo, Smartapps, Squid Games, Magpie Solutions, LeanNode, Galaxy4Games, Foresight Sports, Exposre

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United States
Whimsy Games
3320 Seabright Ave, Davis, California CA 95616
+15309084279
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United Kingdom
Whimsy Games
3rd Floor, 120 Baker Street, London, England, London, London W1U 6TU
+420607808777
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United States
Whimsy Games
8 The Green A, Dover, Delaware 19901
+15309084279
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Ukraine
Whimsy Games
Sribnokilska St 3b, Kiev, Kiev 02095
+390985014258
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Game Development
  • Animation & Multimedia
80%
20%
Client Focus
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
  • Small Business(< $10M)
50%
50%
Industries Focus
  • Gaming
100%
Customer Reviews
5.0 (23 Reviews)

Excellent service

Radu Avramescu
posted on 2/12/20
I worked with Whimsy Games on several projects over the past two years. They have done an amazing job each time, putting extra effort into solving each problem that came along the way. I recommend Whimsy Games for any Unity game development project, no matter how complex.
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Game Development
posted on 2/12/20
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Thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Whimsy Games

Haider Bokhari
posted on 24/12/20
I absolutely loved working with Whimsy Games. They are so professional and their communication is amazing. I had an amazing time working with them on a day to day basis, where I was part of their internal slack channel and Trello boards so I knew what was going on at all times. I would 100% work or recommend anyone else to work with them at any time and have already started recommending them to my associates. Moreover, their quality of work was absolutely amazing and my only regret is I didn't find them sooner!

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Communication, quality of work, professionalism, cost

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Honestly nothing I can think of right now.

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Game Development
$0 to $10000
posted on 24/12/20
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Whimsy Games an ACE of their industry.

Daniel Feliciano
posted on 19/12/20
Whimsy Games helped me develope my MVP. They're excellent at communicating, and put client satisfaction at the top of their list.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Specifically that they correspond daily with me about updates to my project, that they put client satisfaction at the top of their list, and the quality of their work is highly professional.

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Game Development
posted on 19/12/20
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eLearning video game development

Paul Voisard, MBA, PMP
posted on 4/3/21
We hired Whimsy games to develop an elearning video game to be deployed in a corporate environment to teach a specific skill set. We had never developed a video game before and therefore relied on Whimsy’s guidance throughout the process. We had very strict requirements from both a content perspective as well as a timeline perspective, and Whimsey was able to meet all of our objectives. Their team was professional, well organized and accommodating throughout the entire process. True partners on the project. We enjoyed working with them, and will continue to do projects with them in the future.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

They were collaborative, open to suggestions, willing to make changes, and overall a great partner for guiding us through this process for the very first time.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Not much. We are North American based, so trying to sync schedules was a little difficult some times.

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Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 4/3/21
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Professional and reliable team

Emma Louise
10 months ago
I've worked just with a few companies before, and it was a nice experience, but Whimsy Games are the best. They have overcome our expectations. The first thing which impressed me was a well-laid plan. They stuck to every point, which I find rather responsible. Also, I'd like to admit a pleasant communication. They provided detailed responses on time, so I could feel they really care about me as a client.
I hired the Whimsy Game team to improve the website design. They offered great UI/ UX solutions to optimize every page. They know how to make your site convert. I've already received some positive reviews on a fresh look of my website. Thanks, Whimsy Games!

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Whimsy Games is a skilled and professional team, you can definitely rely your projects on and get a stunning result.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Nothing comes to my mind.

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Game Development
$10001 to $50000
10 months ago
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Talented and highly motivated team of developers and designers

Beata Czajkowska
11 months ago
When we started our cooperation with Whimsy Games for the first, we needed our 2D game to
be developed at the tightest deadline. For us, it was a risky adventure because we didn't know
that we were working with a skilled team. But now I'm glad to have taken that decision and
found a highly professional and reliable partner. These guys are awesome! They've managed to
develop top-notch software and create a vivid design in time. The Whimsy Games team is
staying in touch and discussing every stage of the game development. They are open and easy-
going. I'm sure I'll get back to them again.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

The Whimsy Games team is open. They listen to the ideas of the desired concept and share their vision of the final result. They tell what might work better, and it always works.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

There's nothing to complain about.

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Game Development
$10001 to $50000
11 months ago
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Fast and quality end result

Andrew Sidirov
10 months ago
Whimsy Games is always a perfect choice. We've been working with this company on several projects and every time we've got a great result. There are three things I like the most about this team. Firstly, they are open and friendly. The Whimsy Games team started every new project with our vision and then suggested their ideas on how to make the product even better. Secondly, they keep you updated. We don't need to worry about deadlines because we know that these guys will do their best to finish everything in time. Otherwise, they will let you know about any issues. And professionalism is the most important reason why we get back to them. We choose this team because of their design solutions and attention to details.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

If you want to save your time and efforts, hire Whimsy Games.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Nothing I can think of.

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Game Development
$10001 to $50000
10 months ago
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Professional concept art services for video games

Mark Muller
10 months ago
I had a vision of the video game and was looking for a company that could turn my ideas into reality. As it was a long-lasting process and I couldn't entirely come up with all the details, I needed professionals who could understand me and offer top-notch quality. The Whimsy Games team was the right choice. They did their best.
It was a great pleasure to work with an art director who arranged every step of our cooperation, and I could get the concept art in the shortest time. We discussed the number of characters and created concepts of protagonists and other heroes and villains. Designers were making several characters at a time, so it speeded up the workflow. I endlessly asked to add details to every character, as I intended to make them unique, and thanks to the designers experience, every character looked realistic. So now I'm sure I'll hire Whimsy Games to develop this game as well.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Professional and dedicated team. Fast and quality result.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Nothing to improve.

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Game Development
$10001 to $50000
10 months ago
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Reliable work, transparent process - great experience

Jackie Jin
posted on 9/12/20
I have been working with Whimsy for about 4-5 months and have had a very good experience so far. I vetted several game dev contracting services and was very impressed by Whimsy's transparency, communication and quick turnaround time. They have been helping build quick playable prototypes and have been consistent and accurate in their estimates and work. Happy to be a customer!

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Transparent, reliable, communicative

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Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 9/12/20
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Executive Interview
Denys Kliuch
Denys Kliuch
CEO & Co-Founder, Whimsy Games
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the organization.
We are Whimsy Games, a game development company. Our team provides all types of Unity-based game creation services: 2D and 3D art, game design, game development, UI/UX design, QA, and Project Management.

Our company is based in Ukraine. The fully distributed team of 30 people unites experienced professionals passionate about their job. We’ve been on the market for five years, successfully completing more than 70 projects. Over 40 satisfied clients can confirm that. We are proud that Clutch and GoodFirms listed our company in the top-5 of our industry in the world.

My name is Denis, and I'm 27 years old. I used to work as a developer and a team lead in huge game development studios with a monthly income of more than $1 mln. I’ve amassed experience and management skills, traffic marketing, and analytics during that stage in my career. I’ve learned how game development should work.

This path led me to become the CEO and the Co-Founder of Whimsy Games. Marketing and sales of our products and services are among my main responsibilities in our company.
What is the story behind starting this company?
I guess you will find the story quite exciting. At least, it was an exciting and life-changing experience for me.

As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve worked in game development companies. I was good at my job, having enough skills and experience to solve any tasks. But I realized that I wanted to move further.

I had an idea to start a pet project, which could bring me more income and experience. Thus, I could open a new path for growth. However, I understood that I needed knowledgeable and reliable partners to be successful.

I reached out to two of my friends and shared my plans with them. All three of us put our heads together — and decided to give it a try. At first, I devoted to this side project some free time I had to spare. But later, we realized that we ran into something big — much bigger than our small team could handle.

We weren’t profitable at the time, so we had to use our salaries to pay our first employee. Nevertheless, by that time, we had a firm belief in our endeavor. We’ve started to look for more people, offering at first $3 an hour at Upwork. We hired the second developer, and the events began to unfold quickly.

Now, several years later, a company of 30 people, dozens of completed projects, and happy clients are the testimony to our success. And I’m pleased I took that leap in the dark, which led me to become a part of this beautiful team.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Whimsy Games is an outsourcing company with an in-house team of 30 people based in Ukraine. It is fully distributed, but we also have an office we can work at in case of necessity. Our team unites seasoned professionals and dedicated gaming fans. However, if a project requires some specialists we don’t have, we either work together with our partners or bring freelancers on board.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
Our mission is to make the clients happy, creating unique software and design for engaging games. Transparency, integrity, and fast communication are among our main priorities. The clients of Whimsy Games have full access to all the processes. For instance, they can open any project-related materials in Jira, Trello, or Slack and see everything for themselves.

We know how to organize remote work properly and put developers and 2D or 3D artists in sync. Moreover, we can accurately estimate an idea or MVP. Together with our experienced designers, we can develop games, which become viral. We provide solutions tailored to our client’s budgets and plans.

Besides, we don’t give preference to any pricing model. Fix price, T&M, Cost Plus — anything suitable for the client is good for us.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We focus on developing mobile games and applications for any gadgets using Unity 3D technology. Whimsy Games offers a full scope of services, including 2D and 3D art, and even marketing.

We use our expertise and aspiration to provide exclusive quality of game development and design. Thus, we win the trust and loyalty of our clients. There are many cases when they return to us with new projects. They also recommend us to their partners or friends, who become our new customers.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
As I’ve already mentioned, we cover a full cycle of game development. Here is a brief overview of the most popular products and services we provide:
  • Unity 3D game development:
    • 2D games/applications. Our artists create the concept of 2D game art design. We provide sketches and agree on animation (environment, characters, and other assets). Then our developers start their work, and the client receives a ready-to-release game;
    • 3D games/applications: We expand the world of games to a new dimension, allowing people to experience video games in a new way. With the help of Unity, which is the top real-time 3D platform, our developers create a complete solution for entertainment of any kind. It includes excellent graphics and top-notch performance for any device;
    • AR and VR technologies for games/applications. We create games that transport players to other worlds and let gamers play with reality. Our specialists do their best to provide cutting-edge quality, well-thought-through game dynamics, and meticulous resource optimization for a smooth experience.
  • 2D-art: 
    • Casual art: we follow the trends and offer casual game design, creating a pleasant gameplay, a well-designed environment, and bright characters;
    • Concept art: our team carefully designs the concepts of characters, settings, and props, providing sketches, drawings, and mock-ups for the clients; 
    • Character design: We create various life-like characters: humans, human-like creatures, animals, monsters, toys, and many others;
    • Environment design: Depending on a game genre, our professional designers can create a fictional universe, replicate the city in virtual space, or make a mix;
    • Hidden Objects: we will transform your vision and ideas into an eye-catching hidden object game with unforgettable environments, carefully worked out assets, and captivating animations;
    • Slot games art: Whimsy games provides customized casino game design from the first sketch to the entire graphic for a slot machine
  • 3D art:
    • 3D character design: we make both photorealistic and stylized 3D models of any kind, rich in texture and details, making our characters look live living things;
    • 3D environment: our experts can create indoor and outdoor 3D environments, including woods, streets, buildings, rooms, or anything else that to use in a 3D game;
    • VFX. Our company enriches its games with visual effects, creating experiences where the players get feedback and clearly understand their actions' consequences. It includes designing life-like representations of fluids, smoke, fire, explosions, destructions, etc.;
  • Animations:
    • 2D games: our high-skilled 2D game artists create breathtaking animations of environments, characters, and props to target big audiences;
    • 3D games: we do our best to blur the lines between the real and the virtual worlds, accurately representing the interior and the exterior of the environments and making our characters look like living things.
What is your customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
We at Whimsy Games are proud that our company always gets 5-star reviews from the clients. The key to success is continuous communication with the client. We organize regular calls with our customers, obtaining and analyzing their feedback.

Besides, we try to educate our clients, providing sound advice and recommendations. Our goal is to grow together with them, accumulating more knowledge, skills, and experience.

Moreover, we understand the importance of deadlines. Our team strives to deliver high-quality results as soon as possible.

On top of it, we build flexibility in our processes. We hear our clients, understand their needs and pains, and are ready for compromises.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
We do our best to provide a top experience for our clients. A dedicated account manager supports them from the very beginning. Each client gets round-the-clock assistance at every stage of game creation. Even more than that, we stay in touch after the game release, providing maintenance and bug fixes.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
The client’s comfort is our prime concern. We want to be as flexible as possible and always try to achieve a win-win outcome for both sides. Therefore, we use any payment structure, which is convenient for the client.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
We try to get involved in projects, which are exciting and profitable for us. But we are also watchful for the strength of the client’s interest and commitment. The client should have an idea, be motivated enough to pursue the project, and be willing to pay at our rates. Everything else is our job. We guide and support our customers, design and develop the products for them to the best of our ability.
We try to avoid very small projects, setting the minimum requirement at $5k.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2020?
Last year the range was quite wide. The smallest project cost was $4,5k, while the price of the largest one reached $137k.
Where do you see your company in the next 10 years?
We are proud of our achievements to date, and our long-term goals are quite ambitious. Whimsy Games is among the top companies in game development outsourcing globally — but we believe we can be in the first position on that list.

Besides, in the next ten years, we want to be among the top 10 product companies globally. To achieve that we’ll need a larger team, so we plan to increase our headcount to 50+ employees. And we expect our net profit to grow with the company, exceeding $1mln a month.
Clients & Portfolios
Portfolios
BINGO: LOVE IN MONTANA
MAMMOTHS MILLIONS
ELIORA
Baby game
2048 Balls
Learn English With Me
Magic Cave
SUPPER PANDA RUSH
Space warriors
KOGS
Endless Runner
SOLITAIRE KINGS
Wordaholic
Word Games Collection
Team Members
Whimsy Games
Whimsy Games
Game Development & Art Production Studio