There are a few different types of game developers. Game studios and indie (independent) developers. Game studios are funded by publishers, while indie developers are self-funded.
List of game studios:
- Electronic Arts (EA) – They’ve both developed and published a variety of games, such as: FIFA, Medal of Honor, Dragon Age and many others.
- 2K Games – Developers of many games, one of them being Borderlands.
- Bungie – Known for developing the Halo series.
- ArenaNet – Developers of Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.
- Riot Games is the company that created League of Legends.
- Blizzard Entertainment are the developers of many successful franchices: Diablo, Warcraft and Starcraft. They also developed other games with World of Warcraft being one of them. Here’s a list of older games that were created by them in their Legacy Games page.
- Capcom has developed and published many games. They’re known mostly for their fighting games, most notably the Street Fighter series.
- Crytek has a legacy of creating games with top-notch graphics.
- Valve developed Steam, the Source Engine and very sucessful games. They developed Dota 2, Counter Strike series, Portal 1 and 2, Left 4 Dead and L4D2, Half Life series and the Team Fortress games.
List of indie game companies:
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