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Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is the home of award-winning developer Sid Meier, who serves as president and director of creative development. His contributions to the video game industry have earned him a place in the Computer Museum of America Hall of Fame and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.

Online Gameplay Programmer

Online games, unlike offline console or PC titles, are in a constant state of evolution. As new players join the community, and early adopters tire of the same old thing, developers must find ways to constantly keep the game fresh and exciting while also improving performance and functionality.

Epic Games

Epic Games is not only the award-winning studio that brought the Gears of War franchise to the masses, but it also builds one of the most widely used game engines: the Unreal engine. Titles from outside developers built on the Unreal platform include Mass Effect 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Zynga

Founded in 2007, Zynga has quickly become one of the largest developers in the mobile and social networking segments of the game development industry. The studio’s titles combine for 232 million monthly active users and 60 million daily active users.

Retro Studios

Retro Studios is the video game development studio founded by Jeff Spangenberg and responsible for the Metroid series. In May of 2002, Nintendo acquired Retro and reclassified the studio as a first-party developer of the Japanese company.

Usability Researcher

Quality assurance testers are concerned with quantitative information, identifying and recording bugs in a game’s programming. Usability researchers, on the other hand, aim to track the qualitative response of a player, measuring the enjoyment factor when interacting with the game.

Activision

Considered the world’s first independent developer and distributor of console video games, Activision is now a publicly traded international corporation that is majority controlled by Vivendi.

Turbine, Inc.

Johnny Monsarrat, Jeremy Gaffney, Kevin Langevin, and Timothy Miller founded Turbine, though Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Group recently acquired the company. The company has been credited with pioneering the 3-D massively multiplayer role-playing game in 1999 with the release of Asheron’s Call, an online title.

Localization Producer

Localization is the highly involved process of preparing a game developed in one part of the world, to be released in another; it entails enacting linguistic changes, as well as augmentations concerning culture, hardware, and software.

Nintendo

Most famous for video game consoles and characters like Mario and Luigi, Nintendo was originally formed in Japan as a card game company called Nintendo Koppai. Before venturing into the video game industry, the company experimented with numerous other ventures, including a taxi company, food company, and television network.