Top 80 Video Game Studios Actively Hiring Artists in 2023

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Hidden Path

Hidden Path Entertainment is an American video game development company known for creating the popular online multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the HD remake of the RTS Age of Empires II, and the Defense Grid series. Hidden Path is currently working on both independently-funded and partner-funded projects, developing fun and innovative titles for some of the most popular companies in gaming.

Schell Games

Schell Games is the largest independent education and entertainment game design and development company in the United States, founded in 2002 by game developer Jesse Schell. Projects in their award-winning portfolio range from mobile, desktop, and virtual reality games to interactive installations and theme park attractions.

Digital Happiness

Digital Happiness is a software design company and video game developer based in Indonesia, known for the DreadOut series. The company uses Unreal Engine for all their current and ongoing projects.

Frima Studio

Frima is a Canadian digital entertainment studio, developer of video games across a variety of platforms, also producer of animation for television and film. In 2010, Frima was noted as one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada by Profit.

Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly is a British video game developer that develops console and computer games. They have a reputation for being one of the best studios to work for with their positive approach to work-life balance and anti-crunch culture.

Madfinger Games

Madfinger Games is a Czech publisher and developer of video games best known as the authors of award-winning mobile games such as Dead Trigger, Shadowgun and Monzo, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of players all around the world. They offer an international and friendly environment full of young people passionate about gaming.


Kwalee is an expanding independent British video game developer and publisher with growing teams in India, China and remote-working employees around the world. The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling, founder and former CEO of Codemasters who is hailed as one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the UK games industry.

Frictional Games

Frictional Games is a Swedish independent video game developer specialising in the development of survival horror games with very little or no combat gameplay mechanics.

Dr. Panda

Dr. Panda is a Chinese video game developer of games for kids on smartphones and tablets. Their games encourage children to imagine and think creatively while they discover the joy of learning through play. Their offer a multicultural environment that inspires creativity, teamwork and personal growth.

Facepunch Studios

Facepunch Studios is a British video game developer most known for its sandbox video game Garry’s Mod and survival game Rust, two of the most popular Steam games of all time. They are looking for people who are proactive, independent, like working in small teams across different disciplines and who want to have a direct impact on the games they work on.

Hello Games

Hello Games is a British video game company who developed the Joe Danger series, No Man’s Sky, and The Last Campfire. The studio is self-funded, self-published and entirely independent having a diverse and talented team. They have a number of roles open on announced and unannounced projects and always ready to talk to high-performing individuals regardless of open positions, from recent graduates up.


Frogwares is a Ukrainian video game development studio headquartered in Kyiv with subsidiary offices in Dublin, Ireland. They are the studio behind The Sinking City and Sherlock Holmes games.

Keen Software House

Keen Software House is an indie video game studio aiming to create games that are based on real science. They have an international team and offer a friendly environment, and always looking for new colleagues who seek technical and artistic excellence and who like to push their limits.

Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is a Bulgarian video game developer focused on producing simulation, city-building and ancient history strategy games.

Larian Studios

Larian Studios is a Belgian video game developer focused on developing role-playing video games and has previously worked on educational games and a number of casino games, best known for developing the Divinity series, and Baldur’s Gate III.


WayForward Technologies is an American independent video game studio and publisher based in California. Founded in 1990, the company has become one of the biggest independent game studios and houses some of the finest talent in the industry.

Red Thread Games

Red Thread Games is an independent Norwegian story-driven game studio based in Oslo. They are hiring curious, motivated and self-driven people who can demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

Cloud Imperium

Cloud Imperium is an international independent game company, currently developing Star Citizen. With offices in the USA, UK, and Germany, and a growing team, they are always looking for people who are passionate about video games and innovation.


Jagex Limited is a British video game studio and publisher best known for RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, both free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

Mega Cat Studios

Mega Cat Studios is an American video game development and publishing company with a global team with a core of passionate game developers and artists who seek to create meaningful experiences through their games and services.


Frontier is a British video game developer known for developing amusement park management simulators within multiple franchises owned by other companies. The company takes its name from the earliest titles in the Elite series with which it was involved, a port of Frontier: Elite II and development of Frontier: First Encounters.

Chromatic Games

Chromatic Games is an American indie video game development studio founded in 2009, best known for the Dungeon Defenders franchise.

TaleWorlds Entertainment

TaleWorlds Entertainment is an independent Turkish video game developer and publisher founded in 2005, creating games for both PC and console. They are known for developing the award-winning sandbox RPG franchise Mount & Blade. They are always looking for talented and passionate individuals to join their team. If you can’t find a specific role, they would still want you to forward an application.

Singularity 6

Singularity 6 is a game development team based in Los Angeles that creates games for both entertainment and socializing purposes. The studio is dedicated to the idea of delivering more meaningful online game experiences.


Crytek is an indie video game developer, publisher and technology provider based in Germany. Crytek also operates further studios in Kyiv, Ukraine and Istanbul, Turkey and they best known for developing the first instalment of the Far Cry series and the open world nature of their games which showcase the company’s CryEngine.

Neon Giant

Neon Giant is a new team of game veterans coming from some of the world’s biggest action game franchises such as such as Bulletstorm, Far Cry 3, Gears of War, Wolfenstein and Doom.


Zynga Inc is an American developer that creates social video games as live services. Zynga’s games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide.


tinyBuild is an indie game developer and publisher known for Punch Club, Clustertruck, SpeedRunners and Hello Neighbor. tinyBuild’s strategy focuses on building evergreen multimedia franchises by partnering up with talented developers and artists from all over the world.


Stardock is an innovative developer and publisher of computer games and Windows software. They are best known for Galactic Civilizations, Sins of a Solar Empire, Offworld Trading Company and other strategy games. Stardock is looking for recent college graduates with a degree in game design, computer science, or another related field.

Gunfire Games

Gunfire Games is a game studio based in Austin best known for Remnant: From the Ashes and Darksiders 3. They are always looking for quality developers of any discipline.

Hi Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment and their talented development team consists of industry-proven concept, character, environment, and technical artists, animators, designers, and programmers.

inXile Entertainment

inXile Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game company and a studio of Xbox Game Studios developing console and PC titles, with locations in Southern California and New Orleans.

Certain Affinity

Certain Affinity is an independent game developer known for creating innovative, high-quality action games. It has collaborated with other game studios to develop games such as “World of Tanks”, “Call of Duty”, and “DOOM”.

Blowfish Studios

Blowfish Studios is an award-winning developer and publisher of interactive entertainment from Australia. The company specializes in developing casual and core games such as arcade, puzzle, adventure, and strategy. The team is always on the lookout for passionate and outstanding people who want to make games.

Ready to start applying for a rewarding job building new worlds, characters, scenery and props? Hopefully, you found a few promising positions listed among these game studios hiring artists. Time to start polishing your resume and submitting it for consideration. Here’s a pro tip: apply for a few jobs at a time so you always have a backup option.

If you didn’t see your dream design job on this list, don’t give up hope. Keep checking back! The job boards are always updating and adding new opportunities to exercise your design skills. In the meantime, check out some of our other graphic design content here for ideas on how to use your talents. Happy hunting!

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