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Top 10 Video Game Companies Based on Crunchbase Rank

It’s July 8th, so you know that means… Happy National Video Game Day!

Yes, that’s right. Today we celebrate the digital pixels that have brought so much joy (and sometimes rage) to people’s lives over the years.

Whether you spend every waking moment button mashing, play casually, or play during your commute, National Video Game Day is all about celebrating a medium that millions of people around the world enjoy.

In the spirit of the day, here are our top 10 video game companies based on their current Crunchbase Rank in the video game category.

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Crunchbase Rank is a dynamic rank for all profiles (companies and individuals) in the Crunchbase dataset. It measures the popularity of a profile, which can go up or down, based on a variety of signals within Crunchbase.

Without further ado…

The Top 10 Video Game Companies Based on Their Crunchbase Rank

Epic Games

Location: Cary, North Carolina
Crunchbase Rank: 2

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the team behind the ultra-popular video game that also sparked a dance revolution, Fortnite.

Not to be overshadowed by Fortnite, the company also boasts other popular titles that are cemented in video game history. These include Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series.

Beyond developing video games, Epic Games is also the creator of the Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web.

Niantic

Location: San Francisco, California
Crunchbase Rank: 12

RememberPokémon Go, the mobile game that took the world by storm in 2016? You can thank Niantic, a developer of augmented-reality mobile games, for this viral sensation.

What many don’t know about Niantic is that in 2010 it was an internal startup at Google called Niantic Labs. In 2015, it became an independent company producing games such as Ingress, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the previously mentioned Pokémon Go.

Super League Gaming

Location: Santa Monica, California
Crunchbase Rank: 29

Over the years, esports has exploded in popularity. So much so that venture capitalists are pouring more and more money into startups developing technologies and platforms to support the growing sector.
One company that’s taking advantage of the esports explosion is Super League Gaming (now a public company with its recent IPO).

Since 2015, the company has raised over $30 million in capital (plus an additional $25 million in IPO debut) to develop its esports platform that allows gamers of all ages and skill levels to connect and play.

Unity Technologies

Location: San Francisco, California
Crunchbase Rank: 143

Unity, founded in 2004, is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform. This platform gives developers the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR, and AR experiences.

A few of the companies that use Unity’s technology for projects include Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Owlchemy Labs.

Ubisoft

Location: Montreuil-sous-bois, France
Crunchbase Rank: 157

Founded in 1986, Ubisoft is one of the most well-known video game companies in the world. They’re the brand behind some of the most popular games in video game history including Assassin’s Creed, the Tom Clancy series, and Far Cry.

Roblox

Location: San Mateo, California
Crunchbase Rank: 261

Founded in 2004, Roblox has been named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 two years in a row. The company’s Imagination Platform enables kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds.

THQ Nordic

Location: Vienna, Austria
Crunchbase Rank: 647

Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Titan Quest, Biomutant, Wreckfest, Gothic, ELEX, and many more.

Twitch

Location: San Francisco, California
Crunchbase Rank: 667

If you’re a gamer, you’ve heard of Twitch. In fact, you’ve likely sat in front of a screen and watched another gamer livestream their gameplay via Twitch.

Twitch, which was founded in 2007 and acquired by Amazon in 2014 for $970M, is a social video platform for gamers where more than 100 million gather every month to broadcast, watch, and talk about video games.

Bungie

Location: Bellevue, Washington
Crunchbase Rank: 685

Founded in 1991 in a one bedroom apartment and acquired in 2000 by Microsoft, Bungie is a video game company that’s best known for the Halo series, one of the top multiplayer games of all time.

Riot Games

Location: Los Angeles, California
Crunchbase Rank: 704

Founded and launched in 2006, Riot Games is a video game developer that produces online games. They’re best known for League of Legends, which has gone on to become the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.

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