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  • Cubix

    Award Winning Software Development Company
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    Cubix is a game development Company offering  2D and 3D multiplayer mobile games and Isometric game development. Cubix has well-experienced game developers who are experts in gaming animation platforms such as Blender, Unity, Maya, and Max. Their premium clients include DreamWorks, Canon, Walmart, Tissot, and Whit ... read more about Cubix

    "Total Colaboration and support are making a great lifetime partnership"
    Jean Franco Rivera, Strategic Business Partner at Domino Earning World (DEW)
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United States, UAE
  • Argentics

    Game Development and Design Company
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    Founded in 2017, Argentics is a top game development and design company specializing in creative and engaging games and gamified applications, 2D game art, 3D game art, prototyping, animations, AR/VR development, etc. The company also provides NFT game development services. The company serves AAA clients and small indi ... read more about Argentics

    "A responsive and diligent team that not only completed the development but greatly contributed to the game design."
    Alexander Moiseyenkov, Manager at Deloitte
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2018
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Whimsy Games is one of the leading game development companies. The creative animators, experienced designers and developers at Whimsy Games have been delivering end-to-end game development services and art solutions. Squid Games, Adventure Studios, Enigma Dragons, and Foresight Sports are a few clients of Whimsy Games. ... read more about Whimsy Games Group LTD

    "Successful cooperation that led to a cool result"
    Daria Iatsyna, Marketing Executive at JeraSoft
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2016
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Room 8 Group

    Game Development Company
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    Room 8 Group is a team of the best game developers represented by 7 art production and game development studios spread across 4 continents. The company has expertise in creating technically overwhelming AAA-scale games and works with companies like Square Enix, Codemasters, and Supermassive Games as their co-developmen ... read more about Room 8 Group

    $50 - $99/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    2011
    Cyprus, United States
  • KEVURU GAMES

    Game Development and Art Production Studio
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    KEVURU GAMES is a global leading game development company and art production studio. The company takes credit as a game development partner for clients like Foxnext, Techno, and Epic Games and has worked on projects that are included in the top 20 best PC games in the world.  

    "We really enjoyed working with Kevuru Games, and we have no complaints or comments."
    Mark Strong
    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2011
    United States, Ukraine
  • Stepico

    Leading Game Development & Art Production Studio
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    Stepico is one of the top companies for game development, with offices in US & Europe. The company provides custom gaming services, including mobile game development, live game operations, and blockchain and NFT-based games. Some of the clients of Stepico include DreamWorks Animation, OutPlay Entertainment, GAMELOF ... read more about Stepico

    "Stepico always has my recommendation and, if I had to do everything again, I would be requesting their partnership once more."
    Benjamin Andre, Project Director at New Century Financial
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    Ukraine, Cyprus
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  • Logic Simplified

    Game Development, IoT, AI and ML Applications
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    Logic Simplified is one of the best gaming developer companies to deliver different genres of games for various platforms and devices. Video game developers rely on advanced technologies like AR, VR,  FBX, etc., to build life-like games cost-effectively. Clients can hire full-stack developers to design game applic ... read more about Logic Simplified

    "Outstanding Team, Tremendous support"
    Lindl De Scale, Teacher at Educational institute
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    India
  • Abhiwan Technology

    Providing Solution for Immersive Innovations
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    Founded in 2018, Abhiwan Technology is a full-enterprise web, mobile, and game development company. Individuals, startups, and large enterprises hire game developers from Abhiwan for solutions in the metaverse, blockchain, AR, VR, MR, and casino games. Abhiwan Technology develops games compatible with any device and OS ... read more about Abhiwan Technology

    "Salesforce CRM Integration & Frontend UI/UX for Gaming Agency"
    Zack Bowlby, Chief Executive Officer at ROI Amplified, a full-service digital marketing agency at ROI Amplified
    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • Brave Zebra is a veteran game studio that provides outsourcing services worldwide.  Our team specializes in 2D/3D assets, programming, animation, VFX, UI/UX, game porting, design, and production. We develop for mobile, PC and consoles, using Unity3D and Unreal Engine game engines. We hav ... read more about Brave Zebra

    "The porting from PC to consoles was done in a good and optimal manner."
    Ilya Grabelnikov, Chief Distribution Officer at META Publishing at META Publishing
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2013
    Spain
  • South Games Studio

    Complete gaming solutions from a single source.
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    South Games Studios, a leading game development company, is dedicated to crafting immersive digital experiences that captivate and engage players worldwide. With a passion for innovation, our talented team of developers, designers, and storytellers collaborates seamlessly to bring imaginative worlds to life. From conce ... read more about South Games Studio

    "One of the BEST decisions in my life was choosing South Games Studios"
    Patrick McKay
    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2020
    Serbia
  • BEETSOFT is a leading Vietnam-based game development company that also has its operations in Japan and holds expertise in IT, IoT, AI, BPO, and Annotation. The company’s game development outsourcing services to SME and MNC clients in various industries cover mobile and web, especially 2D and 3D designs.

    "Beetsoft team works in sync with my team, there was no misunderstanding. Beetsoft handles the project with their best effort, always ask and reconfirm if needed. "
    Leah Le
    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2014
    Vietnam
  • INFINITY-UP

    Art ,XR and Mobile Game Designer & Developer
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    INFINITY-UP is a popular game development agency based in Pakistan that holds expertise in building game designs and analytics and offers game monetization and marketing. The company also develops traditional 2D and 3D games in addition to Web 3.0. It uses AR/VR and intuitive UI/UX to build games. 

    "Excellent Team & Professional attitude with perfect communication. Highly recommended. "
    Atif Shabbir, Project Manager at Whetstonez Technologies
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    10 - 49
    2019
    Pakistan
  • GameAnax Studio Pvt. Ltd.

    We create customized Games, VR and AR apps
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    GameAnax is a rapidly growing studio fueled by highly motivated creative individuals and engineers. Over the last 8 years, we have successfully served many industries including automobile, healthcare, real estate, entertainment and sports industries by providing them the best enterprise solutions. We aim t ... read more about GameAnax Studio Pvt. Ltd.

    "Working with GameAnax is like working with your family"
    Abhishek Malpani, CEO at Chitralekha Productions
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    India
  • Chaos Theory

    Where creativity meets technology
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    Chaos Theory is a renowned Australia-based online game development company that blends Unity and Unreal Development, AR/VR, frontend, and backend development with game design, art production, and gamification to build innovative games. A few top-notch clients of Chaos Theory include; Google, Samsung, and eBay.   ... read more about Chaos Theory

    "A Superb Team of Passionate Game Design Experts - Great People, Great Work"
    Michael Campbell, Exited Founder at Leafcutter
    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    Australia
  • Capermint Technologies Pvt. Ltd is a top-notch game development company that provides full-cycle game development solutions. The company offers game development services for mobile, HTML5, Unity 3D, unreal, and Buildbox games, besides providing virtual gaming services, such as AR/VR/MR, cross-platform, and NFT games.

    "Support and Services provided by Vandit and Varun's team were best. I am pleased by their work."
    Kenny, Founder at My Bahamas App
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2014
    Australia
  • Red Apple Technologies

    Delivering better than the best...
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    Red Apple Technologies is a reputable app and game development company with more than a decade of experience in the industry. The company prides itself on providing cutting-edge technology solutions for various clients across different sectors. The company's versatility is evident in its ability to work with variou ... read more about Red Apple Technologies

    "Great Company & Amazing Team!!!"
    Brian Park, President at iSkyCom Inc.
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United States
  • CreatioSoft

    Empowering Business with Game
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    Creatiosoft is a leading global Game Development Company that's Empowering Disruptive Startups & Fortune 500 companies in bridging the gap between Ideas and Reality through innovative gaming solutions. We have a talented team of 50+ gaming experts, who have successfully Designed, Developed & Delivered mo ... read more about CreatioSoft

    "Excellent game development skills."
    Preet Singh, Founder at Zed Interactive
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2011
    India
  • Jploft Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    App Development Company for Startups & Enterprises
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    JPLoft is an International Web and Mobile App Development Company has successfully established itself as a leading company in the mobility world within a short period, also providing services in Game Development, Digital Marketing, and Hosting.We have over 10+ years of industry experience, and consider ourselves leader ... read more about Jploft Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    "WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, QUITE PROFESSIONAL AND DELIVERED PROJECT ON TIME, AFTER PROJECT DELIVERY ALSO THEY SUPPORTED ME WITHOUT CHARGING EXTRA"
    Mayank nigam, Founder at FAILPROOF
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    India
  • ะกoncentrates on delivering high-quality mobile applications, websites, and games. We form a team of highly qualified specialists strictly and provide an individual approach to your project. Our experience working with clients from different parts of the world allows us to develop non-trivial projects from differ ... read more about fructus temporum

    "They were reliable and friendly."
    Werner Kohn, Co-Founder at Night Guider
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Russia
  • Grepix Infotech is a one-stop destination for Mobile Apps, Website development, and Digital Marketing services. Grepix has expertise in providing off-the-shelf as well as custom-built solution providers for the OnDemand Service Industry. Grepix has a vast portfolio of solutions ready for Taxies, Logistics, Delivery, Em ... read more about Grepix Infotech Pvt Ltd

    "Professional and very talented team"
    Pushpendra Singh, Digital Marketing Executive at at Vatika Group
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    India
  • AIS Technolabs

    Delivering Mobile, Web & Game Development
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    AIS Technolabs is a full-service internet marketing and web designing firm. We employ a complete strategy that includes correct web design, thorough on-site SEO, quality content authoring, effective off-site SEO strategies, paid media, and analytics data to provide high-quality, quantifiable outcomes. Additionally, ... read more about AIS Technolabs

    "They are highly proficient and doing a great job. I am very satisfied with the app and website design and development."
    Dan Peters
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    United States
  • At My Infinity Games, we specialize in providing high-quality web development services for all of your needs: • Web development services utilizing the latest technology and design trends. • Award-winning designs and 2D/3D artworks. • Game development services, utilizing the Unity engine to craft ... read more about My Infinity Games Ltd.

    "Higly professional team"
    Bertrand Issard, ceo at ngine networks
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    United Kingdom
  • Studio Krew

    We're concept creators & enablers
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    StudioKrew is a leading mobile app and Game development company based out in India & Canada, since 2013. Creating customer success strategies and implementing them into solutions is what we do at StudioKrew. Providing smart IT solutions with a span of 8 years, our social nerds have mastered the art of pushing bound ... read more about Studio Krew

    "Studiokrew has the best krew!"
    Raj Sanghavi, Community Manager at The Founders Cafe
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    India
  • Colour Moon Technologies is a full-service Mobile & Web Developing Company focused on providing cost-effective Solutions. our Company is established in 2008 in Visakhapatnam after that expanded to Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Now we have 5000+ Customers in India and Abroad as well. We are always working with new techn ... read more about COLOURMOON TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD

    "Fantastic work! By the ColourMoon Team"
    Deepthi S, Founder at Hungers Point
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2008
    India
  • Unanimous Studios

    Mobile Game and App Development
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    Unanimous Studio is a Mobile App development division of Unanimous Technology Private Limited.We are among the pioneers in the early adaptation of latest technologies to fulfil the demands of our client and the current market. In 2008 we started working on iPhone SDK and android SDK and since then we have published num ... read more about Unanimous Studios

    "AMAZING TEAM"
    Tolik Eidelman, Founder at AskTolik
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    India
  • Mobzway Technologies

    Poker and Casino Game Development Company
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    Products we Offer Poker Game Development Rummy Game Development Teen Patti Game Development Ludo Game Development Omaha Poker Game Development Texas Holdem Poker Game Development 8 Ball Pool Development Slot Game Development Roulette Game Development Blackjack ... read more about Mobzway Technologies

    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    India
  • WinSoft.io

    Enjoy confidence & quality with your next project
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    Enjoy expertise and top notch delivery for your next iGaming or FinTech project. From the initial product design to a software, highly adopted by end user, through a transparent management style, our company provide a solutions and expertise in the areas of iGaming, Fintech, Crypto and many more.

    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2018
    Ukraine
  • Decartel

    Development, Art, Animation, QA, Support
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    DECARTEL has united game development veterans, passionate and high-skilled experts with more than 15+ years of experience in game industry sharing unique vision, different backgrounds and creative approach in one full-cycle game development company. The pillars of our business are quality, responsibility and respe ... read more about Decartel

    NA
    50 - 249
    2022
    United Kingdom
  • Established in 2009, Riseup Labs is a leading game development service provider. The hands-on experience of the game developers with AR, VR, and MR helps them to build interactive and next-generation games. Riseup Labs delivers a unique gaming experience by utilizing platforms like Unity, Unreal, and Blender.   ... read more about Riseup Labs

    "We were impressed by their requirement gathering, documentation, and timely execution."
    Shafkat Hossain Mohit, Director Of Operations at Omega IT sys
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    Bangladesh
  • HitBerry Games is a mobile games development studio with vast experience in creating successful games that have been played by millions. Our portfolio boasts mobile games developed for major industry players such as Homa, Moonee, CrazyLabs, Gismart, Zplay, TapNation, and more.  Specializing in all aspects of mo ... read more about HitBerry Games

    "The developers did a good job!"
    Andrew Scott, Deputy CEO at Rockstar
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2020
    Portugal
  • ServReality

    We partner to develop AR/VR, Games and Apps
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    ServReality is a leading game development company that combines technical expertise, creative vision, and a passion for gaming to deliver exceptional interactive experiences. We have more than 100 full-time IT experts with strong technology skills: VR & AR Development AI & Machine Learning ... read more about ServReality

    "Mobile game development"
    Mika Kuusisto, Co-Founder at Tribo Games at Tribo Games
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    Ukraine
  • Moonmana Games

    Game Development & Art Production Company
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    Moonmana is a reputable European Game Development and Art Production Studio creating top-notch games for global clients. Our mission is to help our clients grow their business by providing a best-in-class outsourcing services reinforced with skilled expertise and on-time delivery. Top facts about Moonmana: ... read more about Moonmana Games

    "Good work at reasonable fast and easy to integrate with the rest of the team"
    Thomas Grip
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    Poland
  • HZF

    Gamedev Outsourcing Agency
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    We provide high-quality game production including graphic design, character development, art, programming, mathematics, level design, and quality assurance/game testing. Our technology stack: Phaser JS, Node JS, HTML, CSS.  For the iGaming industry, we design and develop betting games, slots, poker, blackjac ... read more about HZF

    "They very clearly understand the market"
    John Clerke, Board Secretary at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    Ukraine
  • iLogos Game Studios

    Game Development and Game Art Production
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      iLogos Game Studios - is a smart solutions provider for game companies that solves challenges in full-cycle game production and co-production since 2006. iLogos Game Studios IN NUMBERS: 1 500 000 000+ Total installs;  460+ Completed projects; 100+ Returning clients 16+ years in b ... read more about iLogos Game Studios

    "Very good cooperation experience"
    Yegor Sedykh, COO at Edkon Games GmbH
    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2006
    Gibraltar
  • Cyber Infrastructure Inc.

    On mission to Enhance lives of Billions of users!
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    Our mission is to Empower and Enhance the lives of Billions of users through Profound technology solutions. We invite you to Think Big and join this movement as our Clients, Partners and Employees.   Our services are designed to take your business to the next level, re ... read more about Cyber Infrastructure Inc.

    "A good partner for webdevelopment and appdevlopment projects"
    Hendrik Schmidt
    < $25/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    2003
    United States
  • SDLC Corp

    Hire the Best Web and Mobile App Developers
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    At SDLC Corp, we as Your Technology Partner, are ready to turn your aspirations into tangible realities and provide enduring support for years to come. Our journey commenced in 2015, and since then, we've established a global presence, extending our reach to multiple continents, including the United States, the Uni ... read more about SDLC Corp

    "Iure perferendis officiis ad qui consequat Atque similique commodo obcaecati lorem"
    Naveen Kumar Jain, Founder & CEO at
    < $25/hr
    250 - 999
    2015
    United States, United Kingdom
  • We at Innovacio strive to revolutionize the technology industry with our in-depth knowledge and expertise and build a brand to reckon with. Our aim is to make technology affordable and available to every sector of society and empower people through our work and innovation. We strive to provide the efficient and sm ... read more about Innovacio Technologies

    "They developed an AR/VR gaming software, It was very easy to communicate and give the update on a regular basis"
    VASU VERMA, Head Engineer at SOFTSWISS
    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    India
  • Next Big Technology(NBT)

    Best Web & Mobile App Development Company
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    Founded in 2009, Next Big Technology is an ISO 9001:2015 certified app development company extending its services to game development, website designing, and other services. The in-house video game developers have expertise in the latest gaming technologies and frameworks and are known to produce client-specific u ... read more about Next Big Technology(NBT)

    "Very helpful, always quick to reply and help with any problems."
    Andrew McIlravey, Marketing & Business Support Associate at Sonas Systems
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    India
  • Quytech

    Mobile App/AI/Game/Blockchain Development Company
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    Established in 2010, Quytech is a game design company that provides full-cycle game development services from design to deployment and maintenance.  With professional best game developers experienced with Unreal, Unity3D, NFT, HTML, 2D/3D, and metaverse solutions, Quytech offers high-quality game development servi ... read more about Quytech

    "Quytech exceeded my expectations in every way"
    Fabian Siegel, Founder and CEO at Marley Spoon
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2010
    India
  • Aspired

    Elite. Remote Team. On-Demand.
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    Aspired helps its clients hire and build a remote autonomous dedicated team by carefully selecting the elite from the global pool of talent.  Our team of experts identifies new & emerging tech hubs and pair our top engineers with teams engaged in solving thought-provoking problems. We provide complete opera ... read more about Aspired

    "Outstanding service, exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!"
    Tim Rice, Co-founding CEO at Coin Metrics at Coin Metrics
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2020
    United States, UAE
  • Kmphitech

    Leading Mobile App & Game Development Company
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    Kmphitech is an India-based game app development company serving clients around the world. Kmphitech has been offering intuitive 2D and 3D games for platforms such as Android, iOS, and Native. Their team of professional developers focuses on developing games, UI/UX design, animation services, and many more. 

    "Excellent connection.. professional and got solution for everything..polite and very loyal to his projects"
    Mohammad Safadi, Resident Engineer at ARABEX For Architecture & Consultations
    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    India
  • Octalyte

    Mobile App & Software Experts
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    At Octalyte, we are a US-based enterprise mobile app development company driven by cutting-edge technology and fueled by our expertise and experience. Our mission is to deliver forward-thinking digital solutions to prospective clients, equipping businesses with the latest technology to thrive in the digital landscape. ... read more about Octalyte

    "Octalyte Delivers Exceptional Hybrid Application for Digital Marketing Freelancers"
    Bushra Helen, Assistant Manager at Noe Restaurant & Bar
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2019
    United States
  • Blitz Mobile Apps

    Independent Design and Development Agency
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    Blitz Mobile Apps, leading mobile app Development company in USA, dives headfirst into today's dynamic market's challenges to provide robust, scalable, and outcome-oriented mobile app development solutions to help businesses scale. Blitz Mobile Apps is the top mobile app development company in USA, founded i ... read more about Blitz Mobile Apps

    "Seamless Collaboration, Stellar Results"
    Sergei Kovalenko, Chief Executive Officer at Vention at Vention
    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United States
  • InvoGames

    ENGAGE. EMPOWER. ENTERTAIN.
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    We are a Games and Metaverse Development Company that empowers next-generation gaming experience with immersive gameplay and interactive mechanics. Whether it's games or metaverse, we bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver fail-proof project development, outperforming your competition.Our talented ... read more about InvoGames

    "Invogames: Making Dreams a Reality"
    miles stone, CEO at Creative World
    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    2014
    United States
  • Appingine

    "Road to Victory-- With our dominant developers"
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    ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž is one of the best awards winning top mobile app development companies in the USA which guarantees your app to win a marketplace. ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž designs impeccable web applications that help the company in branding and get featured in App stores. ๐€๐ฉ ... read more about Appingine

    "Best " Mobile App & Website Development " Comapany ."
    Pilar Puertas, Director at at Turijobs
    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    United States
  • Ejaw

    GAME & APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
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    ๐ŸŒ EJaw stands as a prominent global leader in external art production and full-circle game development. ๐ŸŽฎ ๐ŸŽจ EJaw captivating 2D and 3D visuals. Expertise in mobile ๐Ÿ“ฑ, web ๐ŸŒ, iGaming ๐ŸŽฐ, and standalone game development, engaging multiplayer games and gamification for business apps. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ ๐Ÿง‘&zw ... read more about Ejaw

    "Develop a decentralized staking platform to launch token"
    thomas mead, Senior Manager at EMPIRE at EMPIRE
    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    Estonia
  • Appsinnovate, where we believe in the power of game-based learning and digital innovation to transform education and drive business success. Appsinnovate was founded in 2012 with the goal of creating engaging and interactive experiences for learners of all ages. We quickly gained a reputation for delivering high-qua ... read more about Appsinnovate

    "Very talented software house with huge experience in developing mobile apps, games, IoT, AR & VR apps and many more"
    Kareem Shalash
    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    Egypt
  • Founded in 1989, Zco Corporation is one of the premier game development companies based in the United States. The company delivers custom-based development services in mobile app development, enterprise software development and creative services. Featured clients include Microsoft, Volkswagen and Harvard University ... read more about Zco Corporation

    "Great team to work with! ZCO was amazing. Randy, Praveen and the team were great to work with!"
    Megan Gannon
    $25 - $49/hr
    250 - 999
    1989
    United States
  • GamesDApp

    Blockchain Game Development Company
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    GamesdApp, a top-notch Blockchain Game Development Company, furnishes an absolute gaming platform over BSC, ETH,  EOS, TRON, Solana,Polygon/Matic, and Stellar,WAX, Avalanche network with advanced functionalities to secure in-game digital asset transactions.GamesdApp is the perfect platform to get your own Gam ... read more about GamesDApp

    "Trustworthy and cost effective"
    Alina keneddy
    < $25/hr
    Freelancer
    India

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a game development company?

A game development company exclusively deals with building gaming software solutions compatible with digital devices. Ideating a game, designing, building, testing, launching the game, and offering post-launch support and maintenance collectively refer to game development. The entire process involves coding, incorporating the visually effective and functional elements, adding the features, testing, and iterating to make it playable. Collaboration with artists can help game development software helps them provide a world-class gaming experience.

What services do game development companies offer?

Game developer companies offer tailored end-to-end game development services right from crafting the game concept, coding, leveraging 2D/3D design, UI/UX design, developing games using specific programming languages/game engines, composing sound effects, integrating AR/VR, incorporating the monetization strategies, testing, updating, publishing, offering post-launch support, and much more.

What are the stages of game development?

There are multiple stages of game development. They are:

  • The planning stage deals with the ideating of a game and addressing questions like the type of game, target audience, features to be included in the game, etc.
  • The pre-production stage involves the decision on the number of levels, rewards, rules, and regulations of the game.
  • Production is the actual development of the game by coding along with combining the audio, visuals, and rendering of the game.
  • Rigorous testing of the gaming software determines any bugs and defects.
  • Pre-launch refers to the marketing of the game, getting feedback from beta users, and choosing the platforms to launch the game.
  • Launching is the actual release of the game software after the final trials to ensure there are no bugs or defects.
  • Post-launch involves the improvement of your product based on the feedback from users and making the game better.
What are the different types of game development?

Game development is mainly categorized into three segments: 2D, 3D, and AR/VR. Among all these types of game development, 2D games are more popular as it is easy and cheaper to build. Although 3D and AR/VR games are expensive, they are gaining more popularity due to their high-quality design and graphics.

  • 2D Game Development:
    As the name suggests, 2D game development means creating a linear (2-dimensional) game. The game does not focus on the landscape and generally moves forward from a start point to an end point. Games developed using 2D development services have accessible commands and controls, making them extremely developer and user-friendly. These games are hyper-casual and may or may not require a working internet connection to function. One of the most famous examples of a 2D game is Chrome's Dinosaur Game.

  • 3D Game Development:
    3D gaming solutions help create a life-like gaming system, allowing players to immerse themselves in the game. 3D game development services focus on creating rich visual experiences and offer the player vast possibilities to explore within the game. These games are more challenging to develop than 2D games as they require high-quality graphics and extensive gaming control. 3D games are more intricate and need extensive coding and designing.

  • Android Game Development:
    Android game development projects create gaming solutions for Android devices. With the rising popularity and availability of Android OS, mobile game development companies can help their clients acquire more users by building Android games. Android is a developer-friendly platform and offers the freedom to curate interactive features and elements. Additionally, Android Software Development Kits provide pre-defined functions, making it easier to update and modify the characteristics as required.

  • AR Game Development:
    Augmented Reality solutions create immersive experiences within the games. It allows the players to dive into the gaming world by bringing it digitally in front of themselves. It implements computer-generated objects into reality, thus delivering an engaging and thrilling experience. It requires extensive planning and programming, making it tricky to develop. However, the top AR game service providers can turn the idea of an AR game into reality with their comprehensive experience and field expertise.

  • Cross Platform Game:
    While planning to develop a game, the main goal of the business is to build a game with the highest engagement within the target market. To avoid choosing a less successful gaming industry, companies should create a game that can function across multiple platforms. Cross-platform game development solutions are the ideal options for such scenarios. Cross-platform games are developed using universal code language, enabling the game's launch across platforms like Steam, iOS, Android, etc. Moreover, it is time-efficient, as developers do not need to spend time coding for individual platforms.

  • Facebook Game Development:
    Creating a native Facebook game enables businesses to attract more people active on Facebook all day. Facebook encourages players to invite others to play, boosting the program's popularity. Additionally, when people play the game on Facebook, the activity gets displayed in the ticker, attracting additional visitors to the game. Facebook offers multiplayer games, single-player games, or a game against bots.

  • Unity 3D Game Development:
    Unity 3D offers a comprehensive platform to develop stunning 3D games without hampering the quality of the audio and video employed in the game. It provides support for over 25 platforms, making it one of the best game development solutions to create games interoperable across different platforms. Moreover, Unity game development solutions allow easy debugging and modification of game elements as the variables are visible during the gameplay.

What are the most popular programming languages used by game developers?

The most popular programming languages used by game developers include C++, C#, Objective-C, JAVA, JAVASCRIPT, Python, LUA, Swift, etc. The choice of programming language may vary according to the game development requirements to accomplish the expected gaming experience and performance.

How can I find a reliable game development company to work with?

The process of finding a reliable game development company can be made easier with the help of a trustworthy review, rating, and listing platform. Based on your requirements for the game, shortlist a few game developer companies. Assess the shortlisted companies against parameters like expertise and experience of the development team, projects handled by the company, the pricing structure offered, the timeline for the project, and the post-launch support the company offers. You can further check the reviews of the companies added by the actual users.
 

  • Expertise:
    Most companies have a distinct idea of what kind of game they wish to create. They only require the best-suited game development company to guide them through the process and deliver exceptional gaming technology. However, to understand which agency is the right fit, clients must assess their previous projects. This will allow an insight into the company's abilities and expertise. Hence, hire the best game developers with specific skill sets and proficiency in using appropriate game development tools and technologies to build your product.
     
  • Pricing Model:
    Different game development companies offer distinct pricing models. The charges can be per working hour or based on the size and requirements of the project. Whether you opt for a floating price option or a fixed module, you should sign a Service-Level Agreement (SLA) to receive what you have been promised. Moreover, you may request the service provider to maintain a time/material model to analyze the number of hours allocated to specific tasks.
     
  • Testing:
    Testing deals with system lag, coding issues, bugs, malfunctions, etc. It is imperative to employ an efficient testing solution for the game to render a rich gaming experience. Some game development service providers include the cost of testing services within the quotation for building the game. Whereas others may charge separately to ensure the game doesn't have any glitches. This can cause discrepancies in the overall budget. Therefore, before finalizing the deal, analyze whether the game development company offers testing services or not, and if yes, then are there any surcharges?
     
  • Reviews:
    In addition to their field expertise, clients must also examine the reviews offered to the game development company by their prior clients. This proffers an overall perception of the agency's operations and service quality. Request the game development companies for references from current and former clients. It is also advisable to explore independent third-party review and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, to obtain unbiased and genuine customer feedback.
     
  • Team:
    Several divisions demand attention from different departments, such as coding, designing, plot and environment development, etc. Ensure that appropriate specialists handle specific tasks to boost the quality of your project. When partnering up with game development companies, it is also essential to judge the company's concepts, values, and other crucial aspects. Assess the LinkedIn profiles of game developers, executives, project managers, etc., to gauge their talent, expertise, and past projects. It is vital to scrutinize the vision and values of the service provider company.
What are the challenges faced by video game developers?

Balancing between the Genre and the design has been one of the major challenges faced by video game developers. Other challenges include improper documentation, finding the right technology and tools, timely execution, appropriate functionalities, poor storytelling, content errors, finding the right users, the uncertainty of game design, features, etc. Video game developer companies also deal with strict time schedules, regulatory compliances, cyber threats, etc. A well-informed game developer company understands the purpose and functionalities and can quickly mitigate these challenges.

How much does it cost to hire a game developer?

The cost to hire a game developer lies in the range of $50 to $500 per hour, depending upon the project's complexity, developer’s experience and location. Other factors that influence these costs include the type of the game genre, timeline given, deployment type, intended gameplay, game mechanics, plots and characters, monetization, etc. For instance, game developers charge around $50-$100 per hour for simple 2D games and around $100-$200 per hour for 3D game development, whereas around $200-$500 per hour for a VR/AR-based game development.

How much does it cost to develop a video game?

The costs to develop a video game can be as low as $3000 and could go up to $100,000 or more depending upon the complexity and type of game ( 2D, 3D, or AR/VR).  The average cost to develop a 2D game is around $10,000 to $25,000, a 3D game can be $30,000 to $60,000, while a complex VR/AR game development cost can go up to $100,000 to 2 million. The main costs associated with the game development include production and distribution/marketing costs; however, there are other factors that also influence the game development costs, like licensing fees, mobile game engines, game development platform (iOS/Android), and size of the game.

What are the different game development engines?

A game engine is a software framework developers use to create video games. Some of the most popular game engines include:

  • Cocos 2d-x:
    Cocos 2d-x is a free and open-source game engine created by Facebook. It offers a wide range of 2D game development tools, enabling developers to build games as small as 1.5 MB. With detailed documentation and a large support community, errors can quickly be resolved. It also supports various platforms, such as iOS, Android, and Linux.
     
  • CryEngine:
    CryEngine is a game engine that is free to use and provides complete source code and engine features without the need to pay license charges, royalties, and other fees. It is beneficial for creating a realistic environment and characters within the game and is well-suited for building VR games. Some of the most popular platforms that this engine supports include Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Oculus Rift.
     
  • Unreal:
    Unreal, a game engine developed by Epic Games, has been widely used in creating numerous games, such as the Gears of War series, the Batman: Arkham series, the Bioshock series, and many more. One of the unique features of Unreal is the ability for developers to modify the game, making it distinct from others that use the same engine. The engine is free to use for smaller projects, but for larger projects, developers must pay a royalty after crossing a fixed profit margin.
How does GoodFirms shortlist the top game development companies?

GoodFirms is a leading global B2B listing review and ratings platform that showcases service companies and software in numerous categories, allowing businesses to make a conscious choice. Leveraging a detailed and systematic evaluation process, the GoodFirms platform identifies, curates, lists, and ranks the service providers based on various parameters like the services they offer, quality, experience, pricing, and verified user reviews. GoodFirms can thus help you shortlist the top game development company for your business from the best game developers across the globe.

To hire the right game development agency, you can refer to the GoodFirms list of the best game developer companies. Filter the list based on industry, services, location, pricing, reviews, and ratings to shortlist the most reliable game development service providers for your next project.