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
11849 Cobble Brook Dr, Rancho Cordova, California 95742
+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, Kyiv, kyiv 02095
+390985014258
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Game Development
100%
Client Focus
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
  • Small Business(< $10M)
50%
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Industries Focus
  • Gaming
100%
Customer Reviews
5.0 (23 Reviews)

From clicking Contact Us on their website, to their delivery of the first phase of products, Whimsy Games was timely, professional and a pleasure.

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8 months ago
The product that we are in the process of developing requires technical skill, flexibility, commitment, creativity and determination. Whatever needs or questions we had, Whimsy Games was always ready with a prompt reply in either email format, or video conference. Their internal business controls, such as the use of Jira and Project/Account Managers on every project ensured that the financial and legal aspects of the project never came in the way of the creative process. When we had issues with our local banks, and even the Central Bank, they were patient and understanding. It is easy to see that everyone on the Whimsy Games team is not only hard-working and talented, but are genuine people who want to do their best to ensure the success of the project. We are very thankful to have found Whimsy Games and look forward to our contiunued cooperation on the next fases of our relationship together.
Pros :
  • They are a team of professionals that deliver quality work in a timely manner
  • They are a bunch of compassionate and dedicated individuals always looking to provide the best experience for you
  • Their willingness to be patient with clients that may be inexperienced in this field
Cons :
  • Language barrier was difficult at times, but it never interfered with the quality of the final product
Project Details
2D and 3D art, including VFX, for upcoming Solana-based Metaverse
Animation & Multimedia
$10001 to $50000
In progress
Whimsy Games is helping us, RevoCrypt, to develop the vision we have of a particular digital society that is based on ownership, community and ethics. They help to create all the assets needed to build this world, as well as in the future will help to develop the gameplay mechanics
8 months ago
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10 User Score
User Recommendation Score

Professional 3D game development

Radosław Wójcik
posted on 9/6/21
I have been working with Whimsy Games for about a year. I'm surprised how devoted and passionate this team is. As a matter of fact, I had a chance to work with different project managers and developers. You know, all of them are doing their job at a high level. We faced several challenges, and the Whimsy Games team showcased their readiness to give a hand and suggest win-win solutions for my business. Their 3D games are masterpieces. Each of them is optimized in line with the platform requirements and device characteristics. What's more, these guys detect bugs while testing. So you'll be able to release a unique and top-notch product.

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

Relevant expertise, in-depth understanding of the key processes, effective communication.

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

N/a

Project Details
Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 9/6/21
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Stunning game dev and design service

Vanessa Morgan
posted on 16/6/21
Once I started working with Whimsy Games and realized how great the team is. They are creative and talented experts. Everyone in the team is engaged in the process and tries to go beyond and above to make an end result flawless. We're developing the game from scratch. I had my own vision, but it was really helpful to hear an expert opinion. Whimsy Games suggested top trends in the industry, which we could integrate into the game. Besides, they created unique and unforgettable characters, backgrounds, and other complementary elements. As a result, I've received a project which completely exceeded my expectations. I truly could not ask for a better experience.

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

We are partners focused on the same goal. I trust their expertise and creativity.

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

N/a

Project Details
Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 16/6/21
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Fast and quality end result

Andrew Sidirov
posted on 24/6/21
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.

Project Details
Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 24/6/21
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Professional and reliable team

Emma Louise
posted on 29/6/21
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.

Project Details
Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 29/6/21
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Professional concept art services for video games

Mark Muller
posted on 1/7/21
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.

Project Details
Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 1/7/21
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Perfect app design

Ludomir Voznyak
posted on 2/7/21
I had an excellent experience cooperating with Whimsy Games. I needed to improve an existing app, add new features, and start to promote it on Google Play and App Store. Honestly, there was much work to do, and I could hardly believe that I would get such a great result. Step by step, Whimsy Games changed and improved the user interface, adjusted the color palette, and graphic elements. The app became easier to navigate so that everyone could find the desired tab or feature in the shortest time. Based on the Whimsy Games analysis, we've entirely altered colors. Designers used a dimmed palette, so it didn't distract from using the app. Moreover, the team advised new icons to help users find all they need much faster.

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

I highly recommend Whimsy Games because of its quick and well-arranged workflow. I had an exceptional experience. This team knows how to make a product function better.

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

N/a.

Project Details
Game Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 2/7/21
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Remote work may be fruitful and hassle-free

Sebastian Show
posted on 6/7/21
Our experience with Whimsy Games was awesome! We were looking for professional web designers and finally found them. We enjoyed our cooperation from the very beginning.

The Whimsy Games team showed us their templates, some references, and listened to our vision of the future website. We agreed on each stage from the very beginning and played with several ideas to build the website we needed. What's more important, we've never seen the Whimsy Games team live, but the experience of remote workflow with them is stress-free, accurate, and fast, and it allowed us to get a bespoke result with a few corrections. I highly recommend these guys!

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

Exceptional communication, understanding of the different processes, all-in-one solutions.

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

Nothing to change. Well done!

Project Details
Game Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 6/7/21
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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.

Project Details
Game Development
$0 to $10000
posted on 24/12/20
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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