Studios

Big Huge Games, Baltimore County – BigHugeGames.com

We’re a small, passionate team of experienced game development veterans, proudly located just north of Baltimore, MD, who are excited about the rise of touchscreen platforms. Originally operating as SecretNewCo, the company was founded in March of 2013 by Brian Reynolds (Civilization II, Rise of Nations, FrontierVille) and a gang of longtime collaborators. Big Huge Games is dedicated to “Finding The Fun” through rapid prototyping and a focus on a great user experience.

BrinkBit Games, Baltimore City – brinkbit.com

Brinkbit, Inc. is a game technology startup based in Baltimore, MD. We believe play is essential to life. We make competitive, community-driven games, and we’re building a revolutionary platform that’s changing the relationship between developers and gamers.

Breakaway Games, Baltimore County – breakawaygames.com

BreakAway, Ltd., Award-Winning Developer of Numerous Real-Time Strategy Games and Technologically Advanced Desktop Development Software, uses entertainment game technology to create virtual experiences for solving real-world problems. BreakAway has established itself as a leader in using game-based concepts to change the way we learn, communicate, teach, and train. Check out our diverse portfolio of industry solutions.

Discord Games, Baltimore County – discordgames.com

Discord Games, Inc. is a small game studio founded by James Petruzzi and TIm Dodd in 2011. Our goal is to create exciting new experiences that combine modern game design with classic 2D gameplay. In May 2013, we successfully funded Chasm via Kickstarter and began working on it full-time.

Exis Interactive, Baltimore County – exisinteractive.com

Our new media expertise is evident in recently released products from 2k Games and Wargaming Inc, across multiple platforms including Xbox360 /Xbox One, Playstation 3 / 4, and PC. Exis operated as a turn-key solution which significantly bolstered their development capability, enabling them to release top tier product on schedule and on budget.

Firaxis Games, Baltimore County – firaxis.com

Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis is a fusion of “fiery” and “axis”, communicating the company’s dynamic process of game development resulting in the creation of groundbreaking titles that deliver unparalleled gameplay and endless fun to millions of gamers around the globe. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.

Mindgrub Games, Baltimore City – games.mindgrub.com/

Mindgrub Games fuses strategy, creativity and technical expertise in game development for Mobile Apps and Web platforms. Already a leader in the mobile industry, Mindgrub has established and stacked the newly minted Mindgrub Games with strategists, designers and developers. The growth of Mindgrub Games reflects the demand for mobile gaming, location-based gaming, gaming based interactions, and interface solutions.

Mohawk Games, Baltimore County – mohawkgames.com

Founded by acclaimed game designer Soren Johnson in 2013, Mohawk Games is built on the principles of iterative design, deep gameplay, and community involvement. Mohawk’s first title, Offworld Trading Company, which uses the Unity engine and is being published by Stardock. Mohawk Games is actively recruiting development talent to join its Baltimore-based studio.

Oxide Games, Baltimore County– oxidegames.com

Top industry engineering talent spanning decades of experience with companies such as Firaxis and Microsoft have formed a new independent company, Oxide Games. In addition to developing cutting-edge games, Oxide is dedicated to making the definitive 3D engine for next-generation strategy games for console and PC. The engine, Nitrous, is a native 64-bit multi-core game engine designed specifically for the hardware now common in PCs as well as the Sony PlayStation® 4™ and Microsoft’s Xbox® One™.

Pure Bang Games, Baltimore City– purebang.com

Pure Bang Games is an up-and-coming indie game studio in Baltimore, MD with a mission to take over the world. Established in 2010, our first release My Pet Rock launched on Facebook in 2011 gaining an avid following.  Since then, we’ve worked with some of the largest gaming brands and our games have been played by millions of people around the globe!

Led by Bethesda Softworks veteran, Benjamin Walsh, our mighty band of game developers are serious about creating the next generation of innovative games for PC, mobile, and console.

Shark Tree Studios,  – sharktreestudios.com

Sparky Pants Studios, Baltimore City – sparkypants.com

After years of developing AAA titles at legendary studios such as Microprose, Firaxis, and Big Huge Games, we ventured off in new directions. In that time, our team of industry vets and young talents discovered a passionate sense of purpose: to redefine the AAA multiplayer strategy space.

Stardock Corparation, Baltimore County – stardock.com

We’re a software development company that was founded in 1991 and incorporated in 1993 as “Stardock Systems”. We initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but were forced to switch to Windows® due to the collapse of the OS/2 software market between 1997 and 1998. We’re best known for computer programs that allow a user to modify or extend a graphical user interface as well as personal computer games, particularly strategy games such as Galactic Civilizations, Sins of a Solar Empire, Fallen Enchantress and more!

TwoFold Secret, Baltimore County– twofoldsecret.com

Hi! We’re Joel Haddock and Chris Klimas, and together we’re a Baltimore-based indie game studio that has been making games that we love since 2010.

Unit-e Technologies, Baltimore City – unitetechno.com

We are passionate about gaming (our office has over 20 retro and modern game consoles in our play area!). Experience and a focus on fun drive our development, and we involve our community at every step of the design process. We believe that games should be built by gamers, and not only for gamers. We challenge ourselves to create experiences that have the depth to engage hardcore joystick wizards, but also the ease-of-use required by a mainstream audience.

Wargaming West, Baltimore County – wargamingchicagobaltimore.com

The Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore studio is a growing group of accomplished designers, artists and engineers in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD who play a key role in Wargaming’s global, cross-platform product development strategy.

In December of 2012, Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore became the latest addition to the Wargaming family, through acquisition of Day 1 Studios – an independent developer well known for its creation of Microsoft’s MechAssault™ series and its work on Warner Bros. F.E.A.R.™ franchise.

ZeniMax Online Studios, Baltimore County – zenimaxonline.com

ZeniMax Online Studios designs and creates multiplayer online games, including 2014’s The Elder Scrolls Online. Our mission statement is to enable our world-class designers and developers to create the best and most immersive gaming experiences. We hire the best and give them the space to grow and be successful. Our development studio in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is the perfect place to design and create games. Close to Baltimore, but in the middle of green and historic Hunt Valley, ZOS HQ has it all.

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