List of video game publishers

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This is a list of video game publisher companies. A video game publisher may specialize in only publishing games for developers, or may either have in-house development studios or own subsidiary development companies. Some developers may publish their games themselves. This list includes both active and no longer active (defunct) companies. Active publishers are either run independently or as a subsidiary of another company.

Legend
Active independently
Active as subsidiary of larger game publisher
Defunct / no longer active in video game publishing


Publisher Headquarters Est. Notable games published Notes
07th Expansion Japan Japan Japan 2002 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
1C Company Russia, MoscowRussia Moscow, Russia 1991 Il-2 series
Men of War series
Specializes in localization for Russia.
2K Games USA, NovatoUnited States Novato, California, USA 2005 Also video game developer, marketer, and distributor. Subsidiary and publishing label of Take-Two Interactive.
3D Realms USA, Texas, GarlandUnited States Garland, Texas, USA 1987 Duke Nukem series Also developer, also known as Apogee Software, Ltd.
The 3DO Company USA, California, Redwood CityUnited States Redwood City, California, USA 1991 Also video game console developer and video game developer
The Fourth Dimension UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1989 Apocalypse Also known as The 4th Dimension or 4D. Defunct in 2004.
505 Games Italy, MilanItaly Milan, Italy 2006 Publishing division of Digital Bros. group
5pb. JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2005 Memories Off Label of KID until 2006, and of Cyberfront since then.
7th Level USA, TexasUnited States Dallas, Texas, USA 1993 Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time Defunct in 1998.
A&F Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Rochdale, UK 1981 Chuckie Egg Merged with MC Lothlorien in 1986 to become Icon Design Ltd.
Aackosoft NetherlandsNetherlands Zoeterwoude, Netherlands 1983 Various MSX games Defunct in 1988.
Aardvark Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1983 Frak! Defunct in 1989.
ABC Software SwitzerlandSwitzerland Buchs, St. Gallen, Switzerland 1991 Acquired by Electronic Arts in 1998.
Absolute Entertainment USA, New JerseyUnited States Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA 1986 A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia Defunct in 1995.
Access Software USA, UtahUnited States Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 1982 Tex Murphy Acquired by Microsoft in 1999; defunct in 2006.
Accolade USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, United States 1984 Hardball! series
Star Control series
Test Drive series
Also video game developer. Acquired by Atari, SA née Infogrames in 1999, name retired.
Acquire Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1994 Akiba's Trip
Acornsoft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Cambridge, England, UK 1980 Various Acorn Electron games Rights sold to Superior Software in 1986.
Acclaim Entertainment USA, New York, Glen CoveUnited States Glen Cove, New York, United States 1987 Turok
Burnout
WWF WrestleMania
Brand name acquired by Acclaim Games, intellectual property acquired by Throwback Entertainment
Active Gaming Media AGM Japan, OsakaJapan Osaka, Japan 2006 PLAYISM part of Active Gaming Media Inc., focuses on the localization and distribution of video games.
Addictive Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Milton Keynes, England, UK 1982 Football Manager Acquired by Prism Leisure Corporation in 1987, which continued to use the Addictive Games label until 1992.
The Adventure Company Canada, OntarioCanada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2002 Still Life Label of DreamCatcher Interactive until 2006, of JoWooD Productions Software from then until 2011, and of Nordic Games since then.
Adventure International USA, Florida, LongwoodUnited States Longwood, Florida, USA 1978 Adventureland Defunct in 1985.
Activision USA, Santa MonicaUnited States Santa Monica, California, USA 1979 Call of Duty Also video game developer. Acquired Neversoft in 1999 and Infinity Ward in 2003; acquired several other developers as well. Merged with Vivendi to form Activision Blizzard in 2008.
Activision Blizzard USA, Santa MonicaUnited States Santa Monica, California, USA 2008 Formed by merger between Activision and Vivendi Games in 2008.
Adventure Soft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Birmingham, England, UK 1983 Simon the Sorcerer
Affect JapanJapan Japan 1990 Finger Flashing Defunct in 2008.
Agatsuma Entertainment Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1997 Drawn to Life Defunct in 2016.
Âge Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1999 Akane Maniax Division of Acid Co., Ltd.
AGEod FranceFrance Grenoble, France 2005 Birth of America
Agetec USA, SunnyvaleUnited States Sunnyvale, California, USA 1998 Focuses on distributing Japanese titles in the US.
Akabeisoft2 Japan Japan Japan 2005 Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers
Akella Russian, MoscowRussia Moscow, Russia 1995 Age of Sail II
Age of Pirates series
Sea Dogs
Also video game developer.
Aksys USA, CaliforniaUnited States Torrance, California, USA 2006 Guilty Gear series
ALcot Japan Japan Japan 2003 Clover Heart's
AliceSoft JapanJapan Japan 1989 Tournament of the Gods
AlphaDream Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 2000 Koto Battle: Tengai no Moribito No longer publishes video games.
ADK JapanJapan Ageo, Saitama, Japan 1980 Exciting Soccer Known as Alpha Denshi Corporation in 1993. Defunct in 2003.
Alchemist Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1991 Baldr Force Defunct in 2016.
Allumer JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1983 Blandia Defunct in 1999.
Alten8 UK, LutonUnited Kingdom Luton, England, UK 2005 Space Tanks Also video game developer.
Alternative Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Castleford, UK 1985 Count Duckula
American Game Cartridges USA, ArizonaUnited States Chandler, Arizona, USA 1990 Chillder Defunct in 1994.
American Laser Games USA, New MexicoUnited States Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 1989 Mad Dog McCree Acquired by its former division, Her Interactive, in 1999.
American Video Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Jose, California, USA 1990 Wally Bear and the NO! Gang Published last game in 1994.
Amplitude Studios FranceFrance Paris, France 2011 Endless Space
Amsoft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Brentwood, Essex, UK 1984 Various Amstrad CPC games Publishing arm of Amstrad until 1989.
ANALOG Software USA, MassachusettsUnited States Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 1981 Various Atari 8-bit games Software publishing arm of ANALOG Computing. Defunct in 1989.
Andamiro JapanSouth Korea Seoul, South Korea 1992 Pump It Up Known as Oksan Entertainment Co. Ltd. until 1999.
Antic Software USA, OhioUnited States Marion, Ohio, USA 1982 Caverns of Mars II Software publishing arm of Antic. Defunct in 1990.
Anuman France France France 2000 Also video game developer
APF Electronics Inc. USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1970 APF TV Fun Defunct in 1983.
Apogee Software USA United States USA 2008 Also video game developer
Apple Inc. USA, CaliforniaUnited States Cupertino, California, USA 1976 Lemonade Stand Known as Apple Computer until 2007.
Aquaplus Japan Japan Osaka, Japan 1994 Utawarerumono .
AQ Interactive JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2005 Bullet Witch Defunct in 2011.
Arcadia Systems USA, CaliforniaUnited States Costa Mesa, California, USA 1987 Silver Surfer Division of Mastertronic. Defunct in 1991.
Arc System Works Japan, ShinyokohamaJapan Tokyo, Japan 1988 BlazBlue series
Guilty Gear series
Also video game developer
Argus Press UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1966 Nether Earth Published games through its Argus Press Software division, which was acquired in 1987 and renamed Grandslam Entertainment.
Ariolasoft GermanyGermany Germany 1983 Software publishing arm of Ariola Records. Reestablished as United Software in 1990.
Arsys Software JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1985 Star Cruiser Defunct in 2001.
Artdink JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1986 A-Train
Artic Computing UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Brandesburton, UK 1980 Bear Bovver Defunct in 1986.
Arush Entertainment USA, ArizonaUnited States Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 1999 Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Acquired by HIP Interactive in 2004; defunct in 2005.
Arxel Tribe SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia 1989 The Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin Last game published in 2003.
Ascaron GermanyGermany Gütersloh, Germany 1992 The Patrician Known as Ascom until 1996. Defunct in 2009. Most assets acquired by Kalypso Media.
ASC Games USA, ConnecticutUnited States Darien, Connecticut, USA 1992 Sanitarium Defunct in 2000.
Asmik Corporation of America Japan Japan Japan 1985 Merged with Ace Entertainment.
Aspyr Media USA, AustinUnited States Austin, Texas, USA 1996 Specializes in porting Windows games to Mac OS.
Astragon GermanyGermany Mönchengladbach, Germany 2000 Family Park Tycoon
Atari, Inc USA, CaliforniaUnited States Sunnyvale, California, USA 1972 Pong
Breakout
Asteroids
Centipede
Bought by Warner Bros. in 1976, Closed in 1984, assets split between Atari Corporation and Atari Games
Atari, SA France, ParisFrance Paris, France 2003 Enter the Matrix
Transformers
Unreal Tournament 2004
Star Trek Online
Formerly GT Interactive Software, became full subsidiary of Atari, SA in 2008.
Athena JapanJapan Japan 1987 Sword Master No longer publishes video games.
Atlantis Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1984 Cops 'n' Robbers Defunct in 1992.
AQ Interactive Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 2000 Also video game developer
Artech Digital Entertainment Canada, OntarioCanada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1982 Mystery at the Museums Defunct in 2011.
ASCII Corporation JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1977 Acquired by Kadokawa Group Holdings in 2004.
Atlus Japan, ShinjukuJapan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan 1986 Persona series
Devil Survivor series
Also video game developer, purchased by Sega in 2013
Attic Entertainment Software GermanyGermany Albstadt, Germany 1990 The Oath Defunct in 2001.
Audiogenic Limited UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Reading, Berkshire, UK 1975 Various Commodore PET games Defunct in 1985; reformed as Audiogenic Software Ltd.
August Japan Japan Japan 2001 Princess Holiday
Auran Development AustraliaAustralia Helensvale, Queensland, Australia 1995 SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Now known as N3V Games.
Automata UK UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK 1977 Deus Ex Machina Defunct in 1985.
Autumn Games USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, United States 2007 Skullgirls Focused on providing publishing services for independent developers for digital platforms
Avalon Hill USA, WashingtonUnited States Renton, Washington, USA 1954 Achtung Spitfire! Acquired by Hasbro in 1998.
Aventuras AD SpainSpain Spain 1987 Various text adventure games Defunct in 1992.
Aventurine SA Greece, AthensGreece Athens, Greece 2002 Darkfall Also video game developer.
BAM! Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Jose, California, USA 1999 Bujingai Dormant since 2004.
Bandai GamesBandai Games Japan, tokyoJapan Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan 1950 Merged with Namco as Namco Bandai Games.
Bandai Namco Japan, tokyoJapan Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan 2006 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Banpresto Japan, TokyoJapan Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan 1977 Acquired by Namco Bandai Games.
BBC Multimedia UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1995 Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors Defunct in 2005.
Beagle Bros USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1980 Beagle Bag Defunct in 1991.
Bergsala Lightweight JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1995 Apron of Magic
Berkeley Systems USA, CaliforniaUnited States Berkeley, California, USA 1987 You Don't Know Jack Acquired by Sierra in 1997; defunct in 2000.
Bethesda Softworks USA, RockvilleUnited States Rockville, Maryland, USA 1985 Fallout 3, 4 and New Vegas
Elder Scrolls
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Evil Within
Doom (2016)
Also video game developer
Beyond Software United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 1983 Lords of Midnight Acquired by Telecomsoft in 1985.
Big Fish Games USA, SeattleUnited States Seattle, Washington, USA 2002 Virtual Villagers
Big Five Software USA, CaliforniaUnited States Van Nuys, California, USA 1980 Miner 2049er Defunct in 1984.
Bigben Interactive France, LesquinFrance Lesquin, France 1981
Alligata UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Sheffield, UK 1983 Blagger Acquired by Superior Software in 1987.
Blaby Computer Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Blaby, UK 1983 Barmy Burgers Defunct.
Black Bean Games ItalyItaly Gazzada Schianno, Italy 2004 SBK-07: Superbike World Championship Merged with Milestone S.r.l. in 2012.
Blue Byte Germany, DüsseldorfGermany Düsseldorf, Germany 1988 The Settlers Also video game developer (acquired by Ubisoft)
Brøderbund USA, United States USA 1980 Myst
Prince of Persia
Acquired by Ubisoft, eventually sold to The Learning Company, no longer publishes video games
Black Legend UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Welwyn, UK 1993 Football Glory Defunct in 1996.
Black Shell Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 2012 SanctuaryRPG
Overture
Also video game developer.
Blizzard Entertainment USA, IrvineUnited States Irvine, California, USA 1991 Diablo series
StarCraft series
Warcraft franchise
Also video game developer. Acquired by Davidson & Associates in 1994, renamed from Silicon & Synapse. Acquired by CUC International in 1996, which merged into Cendant in 1997 and was sold to Havas in 1998. Acquired by Vivendi and become part of Vivendi Games group in 1998. Merged into Activision Blizzard in 2008.
Blue Ribbon UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Doncaster, UK 1985 3D Dotty Label of CDS Micro Systems. Defunct in 1991.
BMG Interactive USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1994 PowerSlave Division of Bertelsmann. Acquired by Take Two Interactive in 1998; re-established as Rockstar Games.
Bohemia Interactive Czech Republic, PraguelCzech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 1999 ARMA series
Box Office, Inc. USA, MinnesotaUnited States St. Paul, Minnesota, USA 1987 ALF: The First Adventure Published last game in 1989.
Brash Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States Hollywood, California, USA 2007 Jumper: Griffin's Story Defunct in 2008.
Broccoli Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1994 First Kiss Story II
Bug-Byte UK, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom Liverpool, UK 1980 Manic Miner
Bubble Bus Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Tonbridge, Kent, UK 1982 Starquake Defunct in 1989.
BudgeCo USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 1981 Raster Blaster Defunct in 1983.
Buka Entertainment Russia, MoscowRussia Moscow, Russia 1993 Also video game developer, foreign market publisher and distributor. Acquired by 1C Company in 2008.
Bullet-Proof Software JapanJapan Japan 1980 The Black Onyx Defunct.
Bungie USA, ChicagoUnited States Chicago, Illinois 1991 Marathon Trilogy
Abuse
Also video game developer, currently in a publishing deal with Activision, formerly a subsidiary of Microsoft
C&E TaiwanTaiwan Taipei, Taiwan 1990 Super Fighter No longer publishes video games
California Dreams USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 1987 Blockout Publishing label of Logical Design Works. Defunct in 1991.
California Pacific Computer Company USA, CaliforniaUnited States Davis, California, USA 1979 Akalabeth: World of Doom Defunct in 1983.
Camerica USA, ChicagoUnited States Chicago, Illinois 1988
Canal+ Multimedia FranceFrance France 1984 Paris 1313 Publishing arm of the Canal+ Group. No longer publishes video games.
Candy Soft JapanJapan Japan 1996 Tsuyokiss
Capcom Japan, OsakaJapan Osaka, Japan 1979 Mega Man
Street Fighter
Resident Evil
Devil May Cry
Also video game developer
Capstone Software USA, FloridaUnited States Miami, Florida, USA 1984 William Shatner's TekWar Subsidiary of IntraCorp. Defunct in 1996.
Caramel Box Japan Japan Japan 2002 Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru Division of HOBIBOX. Formerly known as HimeyaSoft.
Carry Lab JapanJapan Japan 1981 Various PC-88, FM-7, and MSX games Defunct.
Casady & Greene USAUnited States USA 1984 Sky Shadow Defunct in 2003.
Cases Computer Simulations UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1982 Abyss Published last game in 1994.
Cave JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1994 DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou
CBS Electronics USAUnited States USA 1982 K-Razy Shoot-Out Closed in 1984.
CD Projekt RED Poland, WarsawPoland Warsaw, Poland 1994 The Witcher series
CDS Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Doncaster, UK 1982 European Superleague Reformed as iDigicon Ltd in 2002.
cdv Software Entertainment Germany, BruchsalGermany Bruchsal, Germany 1989 Defunct in 2010
Centuri USA, FloridaUnited States Hialeah, Florida, USA 1969 Vanguard Known as Allied Leisure until 1980. Defunct in 1985.
CE Software USA, IowaUnited States West Des Moines, Iowa, USA 1981 SwordThrust No longer publishes video games.
ChessBase GermanyGermany Hamburg, Germany 1986 Various chess programs
Chunsoft JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1984 Otogirisō Merged with Spike in 2012.
Cinemax Czech RepublicCzech Republic Prague, Czech Republic 1998 Memento Mori
CI Games Poland, WarsawPoland Warsaw, Poland 2002 Sniper Ghost Warrior Also video game developer. Also known as City Interactive.
Cinematronics USA, CaliforniaUnited States El Cajon, California, USA 1975 Dragon's Lair Acquired by Tradewest in 1987 and renamed to Leland Corporation.
Cinemaware USA, CaliforniaUnited States Burlingame, California, USA 1985 Defender of the Crown Defunct in 1991. Reestablished as Cinemaware Inc. in 2000.
Circus Japan Japan Hasuda, Saitama, Japan 2000 Suika
Club Kidsoft USA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Gatos, California, USA 1992 Various edutainment games Defunct.
Codemasters UK, WarwickshireUnited Kingdom Warwickshire, UK 1985 Overlord Also video game developer
Coktel Vision FranceFrance Paris, France 1985 Emmanuelle Acquired by Sierra in 1993.
Coleco USA United States USA 1932 Console developer (ColecoVision and Telstar) and game developer. Revived in 2005, after being defunct since 1988.
Color Dreams USA United States USA 1988 Console developer Conaco and Sega Saturn as Sega Studio USA from 2001
CommaVid USA, IllinoisUnited States Aurora, Illinois, USA 1981 Video Life Defunct in 1983.
Commercial Data Systems Canada, SaskatchewanCanada Emerald Park, Saskatchewan, Canada 1982 Frantic Freddie Exited video game industry in 1990.
Commodore USA, PennsylvaniaUnited States West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA 1954 Radar Rat Race Defunct in 1994.
Compile JapanJapan Japan 1982 Guardic Defunct in 2003.
Compile Heart JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2006 Record of Agarest War Subsidiary of Idea Factory.
Computer and Video Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Bath, Somerset, England, UK 1981 The Thompson Twins Adventure Label of Future Publishing. Also known C&VG, CVG, or C+VG. Defunct in 2004.
Conspiracy Entertainment USA CaliforniaUnited States Santa Monica, California, USA 1997 Also video game developer
Core Design UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Derby, England, UK 1988 Corporation Acquired by Eidos Interactive in 1996; defunct in 2010.
Cosmi Corporation USA CaliforniaUnited States Carson, California, USA 1982 Forbidden Forest, The President is Missing
Crave Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States Newport Beach, California, USA 1997
Creative Computing USAUnited States USA 1974 Various Atari 8-bit games Defunct in 1985.
Creatures Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1995 Chee-Chai Alien No longer publishes video games.
Crimson Cow GermanyGermany Hamburg, Germany 2002 A Vampyre Story
CRL Group UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1982 Tau Ceti Published last game in 1989.
Cronosoft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 2002 Various homebrew ZX Spectrum games
Culture Brain Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1980
Cryo Interactive FranceFrance Paris, France 1989 Seven Games of the Soul Defunct in 2002; assets acquired by Dreamcatcher Interactive.
Crystal Computing UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Manchester, UK 1982 Halls of the Things Reestablished as Design Design in 1984.
Crystal Dynamics USA, CaliforniaUnited States Redwood City, California, USA 1992 Also video game developer (acquired by Eidos Interactive)
Crytek GermanyGermany Frankfurt, Germany 1999 Robinson: The Journey Also video game developer.
Cyberdreams USA, CaliforniaUnited States Calabasas, California, USA 1990 Dark Seed Defunct in 1997.
Cyberdreams UK, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom Liverpool, England, UK 2007 Also video game developer, successor of Ultrasoft
Cybersoft USA, FloridaUnited States North Miami Beach, Florida 1994 Air Cavalry Label of GameTek. Last game published in 1995.
D3 Publisher Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1996
Daedalic Entertainment GermanyGermany Hamburg, Germany 2007 Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
DarXabre The NetherlandsNetherlands The Netherlands 2001 Hooligans: Storm Over Europe Defunct.
Datamost USA, CaliforniaUnited States Chatsworth, California, USA 1981 Aztec Defunct in 1985.
Datam Polystar JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1990 Cacoma Knight No longer publishes video games.
Datasoft USA, CaliforniaUnited States Chatsworth, California, USA 1980 Bruce Lee Reformed as IntelliCreations in 1987.
Data Age USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 1982 Journey Escape Defunct in 1983.
Data Becker GermanyGermany Düsseldorf, Germany 1980 America Defunct in 2014.
Data Design Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Stourbridge, UK 1983 Ninjabread Man Defunct in 2012.
Davidson & Associates USA, CaliforniaUnited States Torrance, California, USA 1983 Math Blaster! Acquired by CUC International in 1996. Defunct in 1999.
Davilex Games The NetherlandsNetherlands Houten, The Netherlands 1997 A2 Racer Ceased publishing video games in 2005.
Davka USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1982 Various Apple II games No longer publishes video games.
Daybreak Game Company USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 1995 DC Universe Online Also video game developer, formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment
Data East Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1976
dB-SOFT JapanJapan Sapporo, Japan 1980 Flappy Defunct in 2001.
Deep Silver Germany, MunichGermany Munich, Germany 2002 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Metro 2033
Metro: Last Light
(under Koch Media) Purchased Metro series, Volition and Saints Row series from THQ.
Delphine Software International FranceFrance Paris, France 1988 Future Wars Defunct in 2004.
Delta 4 UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1984 Bored of the Rings Defunct in 1992.
Destination Software USA, New JerseyUnited States Moorestown, New Jersey, USA 2001 Snood Used the label DSI Games. Acquired by GreenScreen Interactive Software in 2008.
Destineer USA, MinnesotaUnited States Minnesota, USA 2000 Also video game developer. Publishes under the Bold Games, MacSoft, and Atomic Games labels.
Digital Fantasia UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Blackpool, UK 1982 Perseus and Andromeda Ceased publishing in 1983.
Digital Integration UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Camberley, Surrey, UK 1982 ATF Acquired by Titus Interactive in 1998; defunct in 2005.
Digital Jesters UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK 2003 Chaos League Defunct in 2006.
Digital Leisure Canada, OntarioCanada Aurora, Ontario, Canada 1997 Various DVD games
Digital Pictures USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Mateo, California, USA 1991 Corpse Killer Defunct in 1996.
Dinamic Multimedia SpainSpain Madrid, Spain 1993 PC Fútbol Defunct in 2001.
Dinamic Software SpainSpain Spain 1983 After the War Also video game developer. Defunct in 1992.
Disney Interactive Studios USA, CaliforniaUnited States Glendale, California, USA 1988
DK'Tronics UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Saffron Walden, UK 1981 3D Tanx Defunct in 1993.
Domark Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1984 3D Construction Kit Merged with Big Red Software, Simis, and Eidos Technologies to form Eidos Interactive in 1996.
Dooyong South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea 1989 Gun Dealer Defunct in 1996.
Dovetail Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Chatham, Kent, England, UK 2008 Train Simulator
Draconus Entertainment FinlandFinland Vantaa, Finland 2006 Triplane Turmoil 2
Dragon Data UK, WalesUnited Kingdom Wales, UK 1980 Various Dragon 32/64 games Division of Mettoy. Defunct in 1984.
DreamCatcher Games Canada, TorontoCanada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1996 Acquired by JoWooD Productions.
DreamWorks Interactive USA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Angeles, California, USA 1995 The Neverhood Joint venture between DreamWorks and Microsoft. Acquired by Electronic Arts in 2000.
DROsoft SpainSpain Madrid, Spain 1986 Various ZX Spectrum games Acquired by Electronic Arts in 1994.
Dtp entertainment GermanyGermany Hamburg, Germany 1995
Dynamix USA, OregonUnited States Eugene, Oregon, USA 1984 David Wolf: Secret Agent Acquired by Sierra in 1990; defunct in 2001.
EasyGameStation Japan Japan Japan 2001 Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters
Ecole Software Japan Japan Nishinomiya, Japan 1989 Death Crimson OX No longer publishes video games.
Edu-Ware USA, CaliforniaUnited States Agoura Hills, California, USA 1979 The Prisoner Defunct in 1985.
eGames USA, PennsylvaniaUnited States Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA 1992 Darwinia Published games under the Cinemaware Marquee label. Acquired by Tamino Minerals in 2012.
Eidos Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1990 Tomb Raider
Hitman
Thief
Also video game developer (acquired by SCi Entertainment; then by Square Enix, now a brand for its developers for the company; Square Enix will publish future Eidos games starting in 2010)
Electric Dreams Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Southampton, England, UK 1985 Firetrack Defunct in 1989.
Electronic Arts USA, Redwood CityUnited States Redwood City, California, USA 1982 Battlefield
Medal of Honor
The Sims
Also video game developer
Electronic Arts Victor Japan Japan Japan 1993 Mutant League Football Joint venture of Electronic Arts and Victor Interactive. Defunct in 2003.
Electro Brain USA, UtahUnited States Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 1990 Ghoul School Defunct in 1998.
The Elektrik Keyboard USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1978 Depth Charge Stopped publishing video games in 1979.
ELF Corporation Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1989 Dōkyūsei Defunct in 2015.
Elite Systems UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Lichfield, UK 1984 Beyond the Ice Palace
Empire Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1987 Big Mutha Truckers Defunct in 2009.
English Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Manchester, UK 1982 Jet-Boot Jack Defunct in 1987.
Enix Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1975 Dragon Warrior Merged with Square as Square Enix.
Enlight Software USAUnited States USA 1993 Restaurant Empire
Enterbrain JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1987 Tear Ring Saga Label of Kadokawa Corporation.
Durell Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Taunton, UK 1983 Saboteur Exited video game industry in 1987.
Edge Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States Pasadena, California, USA 1990
Eighting JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1993 Battle Garegga
Electric Transit USA, CaliforniaUnited States Thousand Oaks, California, USA 1985 Wilderness: A Survival Adventure Defunct in 1987.
Emerald Software IrelandRepublic of Ireland Waterford, Ireland 1988 Various licensed games for the Commodore 64 and Amiga Defunct in 1991.
Encore, Inc. USA, MinnesotaUnited States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1994 Torchlight Acquired by Speed Commerce in 2002 and WYNIT Distribution LLC in 2014.
Entertainment Software Publishing Japan Japan Japan 1997 Bangai-O Also known as ESP. Acquired by D3 Publisher, which continued to use it as a label until 2010.
En Masse Entertainment USA, WashingtonUnited States Seattle, Washington, USA 2010 TERA
Eolith South KoreaSouth Korea Seoul, South Korea 1996 Various arcade games Defunct in 2005.
Eon Digital Entertainment UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 2000 Airfix Dogfighter Defunct in 2002.
Epic Games USA, MarylandUnited States Potomac, Maryland, USA 1991 Epic Pinball, ZZT, Jill of the Jungle Also video game developer. Known as Potomac Computer Systems until 1992, and Epic MegaGames until 1999.
Epoch Co. JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1958 Barcode Battler No longer publishes video games.
Epyx USA, ChappaquaUnited States Chappaqua, New York, USA 1978 Dunjonquest series
Crush, Crumble and Chomp!
Various Olympics-themed games
Also video game developer
ERE Informatique FranceFrance France 1981 Macadam Bumper Acquired by Infogrames in 1987.
Europress UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Bath, England, UK 1965 Titanic: Adventure Out of Time Acquired by Hasbro Interactive in 1999.
Eushully Japan Japan Sapporo, Japan 1998 Various eroge Team within Arkham Products until 2005; label of Eukleia since then.
Examu JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1999 Arcana Heart Known as Yuki Enterprise until 2007.
Excalibur Publishing UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Banbury, UK 2005 Euro Truck Simulator 2
Exidy USA, CaliforniaUnited States Sunnyvale, California, USA 1974 Mouse Trap, Venture Defunct in 1989.
F&C JapanJapan Japan 1987 Saori Known as Ides until 1997; published games under the FairyTale and Cocktail Soft labels until then.
FASA USA, ???United States USA 1980
Fabtek USA, WashingtonUnited States Redmond, Washington, USA 1987 Cabal Defunct in 1999.
Fairchild Semiconductor USA, CaliforniaUnited States Sunnyvale, California, USA 1957 Various Fairchild Channel F games Initially a division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument. Acquired by Schlumberger in 1979, then by National Semiconductor in 1987; regained independence in 1997; acquired by ON Semiconductor in 2016.
Family Soft JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1987 Mad Stalker: Full Metal Force
Fantasy Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Cheltenham, UK 1983 Various ZX Spectrum games Defunct in 1985.
Faster Than Light UKUnited Kingdom UK 1986 Hydrofool Label of Gargoyle Games. Defunct in 1989.
Fathammer FinlandFinland Finland 2002 Gizmondo Motocross 2005 Acquired by Telcogames in 2006.
Firebird Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1983 Elite Defunct in 1989 upon MicroProse's acquisition of Telecomsoft.
First Star Software USA, ChappaquaUnited States Chappaqua, New York, USA 1982 Also video game developer
Feral Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1999 Publishes Macintosh and Linux games
Fill-in-Cafe JapanJapan Japan 1987 Community POM Known as Team Cross Wonder until 1989. Defunct in 1998.
Fisher Price USA, New YorkUnited States East Aurora, New York, USA 1930 Various Atari 8-bit and Colecovision games Acquired by Mattel in 1993. No longer publishes video games.
Fishtank Interactive GermanyGermany Ravensburg, Germany 2000 AquaNox Defunct in 2002.
Flair Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 1990 Elvira: The Arcade Game Last game published in 1999.
Flight-Plan Japan Japan Gifu, Japan 1989 Sacred Blaze Defunct in 2010.
Flying Edge USA, New YorkUnited States Glen Cove, New York, USA 1992 The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Label of Acclaim Entertainment. Defunct in 1994.
Focus Home Interactive FranceFrance Paris, France 1996 Pro Cycling Manager
Focus Multimedia UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Rugeley, UK 1995 Various budget CD-ROM games
FormGen USA, ArizonaUnited States Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 1987 Space Dude Acquired by GT Interactive in 1996.
Fox Interactive USA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Angeles, California, USA 1982 Croc
Die Hard Trilogy
Also video game developer (acquired by Activision Blizzard)
Freeverse Software USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1994 Project Nomads Acquired by Ngmoco in 2010.
French Bread Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1998 Glove on Fight Formerly known as Watanabe Seisakusho.
Fresh Games UK, LondonUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 2002 Publishing label for Eidos Interactive.
Froggo USA, CaliforniaUnited States Sunnyvale, California 1987 Various Atari 2600 and 7800 games Defunct in 1989.
FromSoftware JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1986 Dark Souls
Front Wing Japan Japan Japan 2000 Tea Society of a Witch
FTL Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1982 Dungeon Master Defunct in 1996.
Fujisankei Communications International USA, New YorkUnited States New York, New York, USA 1986
Fujitsu JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1935 Various FM Towns games No longer publishes video games.
Full On Games Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1996 Various Dreamcast games Also known as FOG.
Funcom Norway, OsloNorway Oslo, Norway 1993 Age of Conan Also video game developer
Future Games Czech RepublicCzech Republic Beroun, Czech Republic 1996 The Black Mirror Defunct in 2011.
Fuuki Japan Japan Kyoto, Japan 1977 Asura Blade: Sword of Dynasty
G-Collections USA, NevadaUnited States Las Vegas, Nevada 2001 Kana Little Sister Acquired by JAST USA in 2005; defunct in 2015.
G.rev JapanJapan Japan 2000 Border Down
Gaelco SpainSpain Barcelona, Spain 1981 Big Karnak
Gaijinworks USA, California United States Redding, California, USA 2006 Miami Law
Gainax JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1984 Princess Maker No longer publishes video games.
Gakken JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1947 Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum No longer publishes video games.
Gamecock USA, TexasUnited States Austin, Texas, USA 2007 Acquired by SouthPeak Games.
Gameloft FranceFrance Paris, France 2000 Asphalt Urban GT
Games by Apollo USA, TexasUnited States Richardson, Texas, USA 1981 Lost Luggage Defunct in 1983.
Games Workshop UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Nottingham, UK 1975 Chaos Ceased publishing video games in 1985.
GAMÉRICA Brazil, Sao PauloBrazil Sao Paulo, Brazil 2011
GameTek USA, FloridaUnited States North Miami Beach, Florida, USA 1987 Wheel of Fortune Publishing label of IJE. Defunct in 1998.
Game Arts JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1985 Thexder
The Game Factory DenmarkDenmark Aarhus, Denmark 2004 Various licensed Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS games Defunct.
Game Park South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea 1996 Various GP32 games Defunct in 2007.
Game Studio Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1985 Airs Adventure Defunct in 2015.
Gargoyle Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Dudley, England, UK 1983 Tir Na Nog Defunct in 1987.
Gathering of Developers USA, TexasUnited States Austin, Texas, USA 1998 Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Acquired by Take Two Interactive in 2000; renamed to Gathering. Defunct in 2004.
Gearbox Software USA, TexasUnited States Frisco, Texas, USA 1999 Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
General Entertainment Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1994 Alive Defunct in 2011.
Genki Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1990 Tokyo Xtreme Racer
Ghostlight UK, BraintreeUnited Kingdom Braintree, Essex, UK 2004
Global Star SoftwareGlobal Star Software Canada, OntarioCanada Ontario, Canada 1992 Publishing label of Take-Two Interactive, name retired.
GOD Games USA, TexasUnited States Texas, USA 1988 Tropico
Stronghold
Acquired by Take-Two Interactive, name retired.
Gebelli Software USAUnited States USA 1982 Various Apple II games Defunct in 1984.
Giga Japan Japan Japan 1993 Variable Geo
Gizmondo SwedenSweden Sweden 2000 Sticky Balls Known as Tiger Telematics until 2004. Defunct in 2006.
Global A Entertainment Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1997 My World, My Way Renamed to GAE, Inc. in 2009.
Global VR USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Jose, California, USA 1998 EA Sports NASCAR Racing
GN Software Japan Japan Japan 2003 Ren'ai CHU! Label of Good Navigate.
GOG Ltd Poland, WarsawPoland Warsaw, Poland 2008 Also a digital distribution service
Gogii Games Canada, New BrunswickCanada Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 2006 Also a video game developer
Gotham Games USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 2002 Conflict: Desert Storm Label of Take-Two Interactive. Defunct in 2003.
Gottlieb USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1927 Q*bert Defunct in 1996.
Got Game Entertainment USA, ConnecticutUnited States Weston, Connecticut, USA 2002 ARMA 2
Grandslam Entertainment UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Croydon, Surrey, UK 1987 Reunion Defunct in 1995.
Graphsim Entertainment USA, TexasUnited States Addison, Texas 1992 Hellcats Over the Pacific Also known as Graphic Simulations.
Gravity Seoul, Republic of KoreaSouth Korea Seoul, Republic of Korea 2013 Ragnarok Online
Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second
Also video game developer, subsidy of GungHo Online Entertainment
Great Wave Software USA, CaliforniaUnited States Scotts Valley, California, USA 1984 Various edutainment games Defunct.
Gremlin Industries USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1973 Blockade Acquired by Bally in 1984.
Gremlin Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Sheffield, England, UK 1984 Acquired by Atari, SA née Infogrames, name retired.
Grolier Interactive Inc USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1982 Golden Gate Killer Known as Grolier Electronic Publishing Inc until 1996. Acquired by Scholasttic in 1999.
Groove Games Canada, OntarioCanada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001 Pariah Defunct in 2009.
GSC World Publishing Ukraine, KievUkraine Kiev, Ukraine 2004
GTE Interactive Media USA, CaliforniaUnited States Carlsbad, California, USA 1990 Titanic: Adventure Out of Time Software publishing arm of GTE. Defunct in 1997.
GT Interactive USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1993 Blood Acquired by Atari, SA née Infogrames.
GungHo Online Entertainment Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1998 Ragnarok DS
Gust Corporation Japan, NaganoJapan Nagano, Japan 1993 Also video game developer
Hacker International Japan Japan Japan 1990 Menace Beach Defunct in 2001.
Haikuo Soft Japan Japan Japan 2001 Yotsunoha
HAL Laboratory JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1980 Eggerland No longer publishes video games.
Hamster Corporation JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1999 Shienryu
HanbitSoft South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea 1999 StarCraft
Hasbro Interactive USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, United States
United States North Carolina, United States
1995 Monopoly
RISK
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Assets acquired by Atari, SA née Infogrames in 2000, no staff retained
Hect JapanJapan Japan 1988 Firestriker Defunct in 2002.
Her Interactive USA, WashingtonUnited States Bellevue, Washington, United States 1995 Nancy Drew Also video game developer
Heureka-Klett GermanyGermany Germany 1996 Opera Fatal Defunct.
Hi Tech Expressions USA United States United States 1988
Hewson Consultants UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1981 Pinball Dreams Defunct in 1991.
Hirameki USA, CaliforniaUnited States Diamond Bar, California, USA 2000 Ever17 Ceased publishing video games in 2008.
Hodder & Stoughton UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1868 The Rats No longer publishes video games.
Home Entertainment Suppliers AustraliaAustralia Sydney, Australia 1984 Raid 2020 Also known as HES.
Hooksoft Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 2000 Orange Pocket
HopeLab USA, CaliforniaUnited States Redwood City, California, USA 2001 Re-Mission
Hudson Soft Japan, TokyoJapan Minato, Tokyo, Japan 1973 Bomberman
Bonk
Adventure Island
Also video game developer (acquired by Konami)
Human Engineered Software USA, CaliforniaUnited States Brisbane, California, USA 1980 Project Space Station Acquired by Avant Garde Publishing Corp. in 1984.
Human Entertainment JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1983 Fire Pro Wrestling Defunct in 2000.
HummingBirdSoft JapanJapan Japan 1982 Laplace no Ma Defunct.
Humongous Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States City of Industry, California, USA 1992 Putt-Putt Defunct in 2004. Since reestablished, but no longer self-publishes.
IBM USA, New YorkUnited States Armonk, New York, USA 1911 Alley Cat
Iceberg Interactive The Netherlands, HaarlemNetherlands Haarlem, The Netherlands 2009 Killing Floor
APB: Reloaded
Endless Space
StarDrive
ICOM Simulations USA, IllinoisUnited States Wheeling, Illinois, USA 1981 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Acquired by Viacom New Media in 1993, reformed as Rabid Entertainment in 1997, and closed in 1998.
Idea Factory Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1994 Black Stone: Magic & Steel
id Software USA, TexasUnited States Richardson, Texas, USA 1991 Heretic Acquired by ZeniMax Media in 2009.
Ignition Entertainment UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Essex, England, UK 2002 Acquired by The Walt Disney Company
Illusion Soft Japan Japan Yokohama, Japan 2001 RapeLay
Imageepoch Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 2005 Black Rock Shooter: The Game Defunct in 2015.
Image Works UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1988 Bloodwych Label of Mirrorsoft. Last game published in 1991.
Imagic USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, United States 1981 Also video game developer, games for Atari 2600 and other early consoles
Imagine Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Liverpool, England, UK 1982 Arcadia, Alchemist Defunct in 1984; rights bought by Ocean Software, which continued to use the Imagine name as a label on some games.
Impressions Games USA, MassachusettsUnited States Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1989 Global Domination Acquired by Sierra in 1995; defunct in 2004.
Incentive Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Reading, Berkshire, UK 1983 Driller Reformed as Superscape in 1992.
Incredible Technologies USA, IllinoisUnited States Vernon Hills, USA 1985 Golden Tee Golf
index+ FranceFrance France 1992 Various adventure games Merged with France Telecom Multimedia in 2000 to become Wanadoo Edition.
IndieBox USAUnited States USA 2014 Various indie games
indiePub Entertainment USA, CincinnatiUnited States Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 2008
Infocom USA, MassachusettsUnited States Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1979 Zork series Acquired by Activision, name retired.
Infogrames France, LyonFrance Lyon, France, France 1983 (Renamed Atari, SA)
Innerprise Software USA, MarylandUnited States Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA 1989 Battle Squadron Defunct in 1992.
Inscape USA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Angeles, USA 1994 Bad Day on the Midway
Drowned God
Acquired by Graphix Zone in early 1997, which ceased operations in November 1997.
Intellivision Productions USAUnited States USA 1997 Intellivision Lives!
Interactive Magic USA, North CarolinaUnited States Cary, North Carolina, USA 1994 Capitalism Changed name to iEntertainment Network in 1999.
Interceptor Micros UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Tadley, UK 1982 The Heroes Of Karn Also video game developer. Defunct in 1992.
Interchannel Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1931 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Subsidiary of NEC until 2004. No longer publishes video games.
International Games System TaiwanTaiwan New Taipei City, Taiwan 1989 Knights of Valour
Interplay Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States Beverly Hills, California, USA 1983 Fallout
Descent
Also video game developer (acquired by Titus Interactive, closed and reopened as an independent publisher)
Introversion Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Walton-on-Thames, UK 2001 Uplink
INTV Corporation USAUnited States USA 1984 Various Intellivision games Defunct in 1990.
inXile Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States Newport Beach, California, USA 2002 Also video game developer
iQue ChinaChina Suzhou, China 2002 Various iQue games Joint venture between Wei Yen and Nintendo.
Irem Japan, Hakusan, IshikawaJapan Hakusan, Ishikawa, Japan 1974 Also video game developer, dissolved video game subsidiary 2011
ITE Media DenmarkDenmark Copenhagen, Denmark 1998 Hugo Software publishing arm of Interactive Television Entertainment. Acquired by NDS Group in 2006; defunct in 2010.
J.K. Greye Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Bath, England, UK 1981 3D Monster Maze Reformed as J.K. Greye Enterprises Ltd in 1983.
Jaleco Japan Japan Japan 1974 Also video game developer
JAST USA USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1996 Season of the Sakura
Jester Interactive UK, WalesUnited Kingdom Wales, UK 1997 Suzuki TT Superbikes
JoWooD Productions Austria, LiezenAustria Liezen, Austria 1995 Owned by Nordic Games
K2 Network (Gamersfirst) USA, CaliforniaUnited States Irvine, California, USA 2001 War Rock
Sword 2
APB: Reloaded
Knight Online
Fallen Earth
Merged with Reloaded Games
Kalisto Entertainment FranceFrance Bordeaux, France 1990 S.C.OUT Label of Atreid Concept until 1996, when it became the name of the company as a whole. Defunct in 2002.
Kalypso Media GermanyGermany Worms, Germany 2006 Imperium Romanum
Kaneko Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1980
Kaypro USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1981 Ladder Defunct in 1992; reestablished in 1999; defunct again in 2001.
Kemco Japan Japan Japan 1984 Top Gear Also video game developer
King Games USA, Florida United States Miami, Florida 2006 Sneak King Label of Burger King used for a 2006 advergame promotion.
KID Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1988 Infinity Cure Defunct in 2006.
Kingsoft GermanyGermany Aachen, Germany 1983 Emerald Mine Acquired by Electronic Arts in 1983; defunct in 2000.
King Records Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1931 Jesus: Kyōfu no Bio Monster No longer publishes video games.
Knowledge Adventure USA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Angeles, California, USA 1989 Undersea Adventure
Koch Media Germany Germany Germany 1994 Dead Island
Koei Japan, Ashikaga, TochigiJapan Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan 1976 Dynasty Warriors Also video game developer (merged into Tecmo Koei)
Koei Tecmo Japan, NovatoJapan Japan 2009 Changed name from Tecmo Koei. June 2014
Kogado Studio Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1916 Cosmic Soldier
Konami Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1969 Castlevania
Metal Gear
Contra
Silent Hill
Krisalis Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Rotherham, England, UK 1987 Soccer Kid Defunct in 2001.
KSS JapanJapan Japan 1990 Majyūō Exited video game industry in 2001.
Kure Software Koubou JapanJapan Japan 1985 Silver Ghost Also known as KSK.
La'cryma Japan Japan Japan 2006 True Tears
Lankhor FranceFrance Paris, France 1987 Mortville Manor Defunct in 2001.
Legacy Interactive USA, CaliforniaUnited States Hollywood, California, USA 1998 Also video game developer
Legendo SwedenSweden Gothenburg, Sweden 1998 Pure Pinball Known as Iridon Interactive until 2005.
Legend UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1983 Valhalla Also known as Microl and Microl/Legend. Defunct.
Legend Entertainment USA, VirginiaUnited States Chantilly, Virginia, USA 1989 Spellcasting Acquired by GT Interactive in 1998; defunct in 2004.
Lego Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1996 Lego Loco Publishing arm of Lego Group. Known as Lego Media until 2000, and Lego Software from then until 2002. Defunct in 2005.
Leland Corporation USA, CaliforniaUnited States El Cajon, California, USA 1987 Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp Renamed to Leland Interactive Media in 1993. Acquired by WMS Industries in 1994.
Level-5 Japan Japan Fukuoka, Japan 1998 Yo-kai Watch
Level 9 Computing UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1981 Jewels of Darkness Defunct in 1991.
Limited Run Games USA, North CarolinaUnited States Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 2015 Various indie games
Linux Game Publishing UK, NottinghamUnited Kingdom Nottingham, England, UK 2001
Lighthouse Interactive The NetherlandsNetherlands Haarlem, The Netherlands 2005 LocoMania Acquired by SilverBirch Inc. in 2008; defunct in 2009.
LJN USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1970 Acquired by Acclaim Entertainment.
LK Avalon PolandPoland Świlcza, Poland 1989 Hans Kloss
Llamasoft UK, WalesUnited Kingdom Wales, UK 1981 Attack of the Mutant Camels
Logotron Ltd UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Cambridge, England, UK 1987 XOR Published last game in 1990.
Loki Software USA, TustinUnited States Tustin, California, USA 1998
Loriciel FranceFrance France 1983 Jim Power in Mutant Planet Defunct in 1995.
LucasArts USA, NovatoUnited States San Francisco, California, USA 1982 Monkey Island
Maniac Mansion
Indiana Jones
Star Wars
Acquired by The Walt Disney Company (originally Lucasfilm Games LLC)
Lump of Sugar Japan Japan Japan 2005 Nursery Rhyme
MacPlay USA, TexasUnited States Dallas, Texas, USA 1993 Various Macintosh games Label of Interplay until 1997. Revived in 2000 as a label of United Developers.
MacSoft USA, MinnesotaUnited States Plymouth, Minnesota, USA 1993 Various Macintosh games Acquired by Destineer in 2003.
Mad Catz USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1989 MC Groovz Dance Craze Defunct in 2017.
Magical Company Japan Japan Kobe, Japan 1985 Kōshien No longer publishes video games.
Magnavox USA, CaliforniaUnited States Napa, California, USA 1911 Magnavox Odyssey Also video game developer. Acquired by Philips in 1974. Exited video game industry in 1984.
Mr Chip Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Chester, UK 1982 Various Commodore 64 games Ceased publishing video games in 1984; changed name to Magnetic Fields in 1988.
magnussoft GermanyGermany Kesselsdorf, Germany 1984
Mandarin Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Adlington, UK 1988 Lancelot Publishing label of Europress Software. Last game published in 1990.
MangaGamer JapanJapan Japan 2009 Various visual novels
Martech UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Pevensey Bay, UK 1982 Rex Ceased publishing video games in 1989.
Majesco Entertainment USA, New JerseyUnited States Edison, New Jersey, USA 1986 Cooking Mama Exited video game industry in 2016.
Marvelous AQL Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 2011 Also video game developer
Marvelous Entertainment Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1997 Harvest Moon DS Merged with AQ Interactive in 2011 to become Marvelous AQL.
Masaya Japan Japan Japan 1985 Target Earth Label of NCS until 2014, and of Extreme since then.
Mastertronic UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1983 One Man and His Droid, Master of Magic Merged with Virgin Interactive in 1988, and subsequently absorbed into Sega in 1991.
Mastiff USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Francisco, California 2002 Also video game developer
Matrix Games USA, New YorkUnited States Staten Island, New York, USA 2000 Distant Worlds
War in the Pacific
Mattel USA, El SegundoUnited States El Segundo, California, USA 1945 Astrosmash Exited video game business in 1984.
Maximum Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States Walnut Creek, California, USA 2009 Deer Drive Legends
JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters
Worms Collection
Formerly Maximum Family Games
Maxis USA, California, EmeryvilleUnited States Emeryville, California, USA 1987 SimCity series
The Sims series
Spore
Acquired by Electronic Arts, exists as a brand name
Max Design AustriaAustria Schladming, Austria 1991 1869 Defunct in 2004.
MC2 France FranceFrance Paris, France 2003 Sniper Elite Currently publishes under the Microids label.
MC Lothlorien UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1982 Micro Mouse Goes Debugging Defunct in 1990.
MECC USA, MinnesotaUnited States Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, USA 1973 The Oregon Trail Defunct in 1999.
MediaWorks Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1992 Emerald Dragon Merged with ASCII Corporation in 2008 to become ASCII MediaWorks.
Media Factory Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1986 Derby Stallion 64 Label of Recruit until 2011, and of Kadokawa Corporation since then. No longer publishes video games.
Media Rings JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1989 Zero4 Champ Defunct in 2007.
Mega Enterprise South KoreaSouth Korea Seoul, South Korea 1998 Call of Duty Defunct in 2007.
Melbourne House AustraliaAustralia Melbourne, Australia 1977 Way of the Exploding Fist Acquired by Krome Studios in 2006; closed in 2010.
Meldac Japan Japan Japan 1990 Zombie Nation No longer publishes video games.
Metro3D, Inc. USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Jose, California, USA 1998 Dual Blades Defunct in 2004.
Metropolis Software PolandPoland Warsaw, Poland 1992 Teenagent Acquired by CD Projekt in 2008; defunct in 2009.
MGM Interactive USAUnited States United States 1995 Machine Hunter Software publishing arm of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. Defunct in 2005.
Microdeal UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom St Austell, Cornwall, England, UK 1981 Goldrunner Rights sold to HiSoft Systems in 1989.
Microïds France France France 1984 Also video game developer
MicroIllusions USA, CaliforniaUnited States Granada Hills, California, USA 1987 The Faery Tale Adventure Last game published in 1989.
Micronet co., Ltd. JapanJapan Sapporo, Japan 1982 Curse No longer publishes video games.
MicroProse USA, MarylandUnited States Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA 1982 X-Com Acquired by Hasbro Interactive, name retired.
Microsoft USA, WashingtonUnited States Redmond, Washington, USA 1975 Halo
Age of Empires
Gears of War
Black & White
Publishes games under the Microsoft Game Studios banner since 2002.
Microsphere UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1982 Skool Daze Defunct in 1987.
Microcabin JapanJapan Japan 1982 Xak: The Art of Visual Stage Acquired by AQ Interactive in 2008, and by Fields Corporation in 2011.
Micrografx USA, TexasUnited States Richardson, Texas, USA 1982 Crayola Art Acquired by Corel in 2001.
MicroGraphic Image USAUnited States USA 1983 Spelunker Defunct in 1984.
Micro Genius TaiwanTaiwan Taipei, Taiwan 1989 Defunct in 1994.
Micro Power UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Leeds, England, UK 1980 Castle Quest Defunct in 1987.
Midas Interactive Entertainment UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Braintree, Essex, England, UK 1999 Sanvein
Midway Games USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1988 Mortal Kombat Also video game developer (assets acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive and THQ)
Midway Manufacturing USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1958 Spy Hunter Also video game developer. Acquired by Bally in 1969; Bally/Midway was in turn acquired by Williams Electronics in 1987. Reformed as Midway Games in 1988.
Mikro-Gen UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Bracknell, UK 1981 Pyjamarama Acquired by Creative Sparks Distribution in 1987.
MileStone Inc. JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2003 Chaos Field Closed in 2013.
Millennium Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Cambridge, England, UK 1988 Cloud Kingdoms Acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 1997.
Milton Bradley Company USA, MassachusettsUnited States East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA 1860 Time Lord Acquired by Hasbro in 1984. Defunct in 2009.
Minato Soft JapanJapan Japan 2006 Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de Also publishes under the Whale label.
Mindscape USA, NovatoUnited States Novato, California, USA 1980 No longer publishes video games.
Mindcraft USA, CaliforniaUnited States Torrance, California, USA 1989 The Magic Candle Last game published in 1993.
Minori Japan Japan Japan 2001 Bittersweet Fools Software division of CoMixWave until 2007.
Mirrorsoft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1982 Tetris (Home computers) Acquired by Acclaim Entertainment in 1992.
Mitchell Corporation JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1960 Pang Defunct in 2012.
Mojang SwedenSweden Stockholm, Sweden 2009 Minecraft: Wii U Edition Acquired by Microsoft in 2014.
Monolith Productions USA, WashingtonUnited States Kirkland, Washington, USA 1994 Get Medieval Acquired by Warner Bros. in 2004.
Monte Cristo FranceFrance Paris, France 1995 Cities XL Defunct in 2010.
Moonstone JapanJapan Japan 2003 Gift Also publishes under the Moonstone Cherry label.
Mosaic Publishing UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1983 Erik the Viking Defunct in 1988.
MOSS JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1993 Caladrius
Motown Games USAUnited States USA 1994 Rap Jam: Volume One Software publishing arm of Motown. Defunct in 1996.
Mountain King Studios USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1992 DemonStar No longer publishes video games.
MTO Japan Japan Yokohama, Japan 1996 GT Pro Series
MTV Games USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 2006 Rock Band
Mud Duck Productions USA, MarylandUnited States Rockville, Maryland, USA 2002 Malice Label of ZeniMax Media. Defunct in 2007.
Muse Software USA, MonroviaUnited States Monrovia, Maryland, USA 1978 Also video game developer
MumboJumbo USA, TexasUnited States Dallas, Texas, USA 2001 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Mystique USAUnited States USA 1982 Custer's Revenge Offshoot of Caballero Control Corporation and American Multiple Industries. Defunct in 1983.
Namco Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1955 Tekken
Pac-Man
Ace Combat
Time Crisis
Also video game developer (merged with Bandai Games as Namco Bandai Games)
Natsume Co Ltd Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1987 Abadox Renamed to Natsume-Atari in 2013 following merger with subsidiary Atari.
Natsume Inc USA, CaliforniaUnited States Burlingame, California 1988 Harvest Moon Division of Natsume Co Ltd until 1995.
Navel JapanJapan Japan 2003 Shuffle! Label of Omega Vision, Inc.
Naxat Soft JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1988 Recca Defunct in 2015.
NCsoft South Korea, SeoulSouth Korea Seoul, South Korea 1997 Lineage
Guild Wars
NEC Corporation JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1899 Keith Courage in Alpha Zones Exited video game industry in 1998.
Neko Entertainment FranceFrance Montreuil, France 1999 Super Army War
Netdragon China, FuzhouChina Fuzhou, China 1997 Also video game developer
Netease China, GuangzhouChina Guangzhou, China 1997 Fantasy Westward Journey Also video game developer and online services company
New Generation Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1982 Trashman Defunct in 1986.
NewKidCo USA, New YorkUnited States Manhattan, New York, USA 1998 E.T.: Interplanetary Mission Defunct in 2005.
New World Computing USA, CaliforniaUnited States Agoura Hills, California, United States 1984 Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic
Also video game developer (purchased by 3DO)
Nexon South Korea, SeoulSouth Korea Seoul, South Korea 1994 Maplestory Also video game developer
Nihon Falcom JapanJapan Japan 1981 Dragon Slayer
Nintendo Japan, KyotoJapan Kyoto, Japan 1889 Super Mario
Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Pokémon
Also video game developer
Nippon Ichi Software Japan Japan Japan 1994 Also video game developer
Nihon Bussan Japan Japan Japan 1970 Crazy Climber
Terra Cresta
A.K.A. Nichibutsu
Nitroplus Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 2000 Phantom of Inferno
Novagen Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Birmingham, England, UK 1983 Mercenary Defunct in 1992.
Nokia Finland, EspooFinland Espoo, Finland 1865
Nordcurrent LithuaniaLithuania Vilnius, Lithuania 2002 Minon: Everyday Hero
Nordic Games Austria Austria Austria 2011 Purchased Darksiders, Red Faction, and MX vs. ATV franchises from THQ
NovaLogic USA, CaliforniaUnited States Calabasas, California, USA 1985 Comanche Acquired by THQ Nordic in 2016.
Nova Games Russia Russia Russia 2014 Mobile games publisher
NTDEC TaiwanTaiwan Taipei, Taiwan 1983 Various unlicensed Famicom games Defunct in 1993.
Nutting Associates USA, CaliforniaUnited States Mountain View, California, USA 1965 Computer Space Defunct in 1976.
O3 Entertainment USA, Santa ClaraUnited States Santa Clara, California, USA 2001
Ocean Software UK, ManchesterUnited Kingdom Manchester, UK 1984 Various licensed Commodore 64 and Amiga games Acquired by Infogrames
Ocean State Publishing USA, Rhode IslandUnited States Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA 1990 Jixxa Label of Rhode Island Soft Systems. Acquired by Freeze.com in 2003.
Odin Computer Graphics UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Liverpool, England, UK 1985 Nodes of Yesod Defunct in 1988, re-established in 2005.
Opera Soft SpainSpain Spain 1986 The Last Mission Defunct in 1992.
Orbital Media Canada, AlbertaCanada Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2003 Racing Gears Advance No longer publishes video games.
Origin Systems USA, TexasUnited States Austin, Texas, USA 1983 Ultima
Wing Commander
Also video game developer (acquired by Electronic Arts)
Orion Interactive USAUnited States United States 1996 Defunct following acquisition by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer in 1997.
Out of the Park Developments GermanyGermany Hollern-Twielenfleth, Germany 1999 Out of the Park Baseball
0verflow Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1997 School Days
Oxygen Games UK, NorthamptonshireUnited Kingdom Northamptonshire, England, UK 2004 Also video game developer
OziSoft AustraliaAustralia Sydney, Australia 1982 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth Acquired by Infogrames in 1998, and Bandai Namco in 2009.
Pacific Novelty USAUnited States USA 1980 The Amazing Adventures of Mr. F. Lea Last game published in 1983.
Pack-In-Video JapanJapan Japan 1970 Monstania Acquired by Victor Entertainment in 1996; became Victor Interactive Software.
Palace Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1983 Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior, Cauldron Acquired by Titus Software in 1991.
Palette JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2002 Moshimo Ashita ga Hare Naraba
Panda Entertainment TaiwanTaiwan Taiwan 1993 Sango Fighter Last game published in 1997.
Panasonic JapanJapan Osaka, Japan 1918 D No longer publishes video games.
Panesian Taiwan TaiwanTaiwan Taiwan 1990 AV-Pachi Slot, Bubble Bath Babes, Peek-A-Boo Poker Publisher of eroge for the Family Computer and NES
Panther Games AustraliaAustralia Canberra, Australia 1985 Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943
Panther Software Japan Japan Japan 1987 Last game published in 2004.
Paradox Interactive Sweden, StockholmSweden Stockholm, Sweden 1998 Also video game developer
Paragon Software USA, PennsylvaniaUnited States Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA 1985 The Amazing Spider-Man Defunct in 1992.
Parker Brothers USA, MassachusettsUnited States Beverly, Massachusetts, USA 1883 Montezuma's Revenge Acquired by Hasbro in 1991, which continued to use it as a label on some video games until 1994.
Parsoft Interactive USAUnited States United States 1991 A-10 Attack! Defunct in 2002.
Peach Princess USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 2001 X-Change
Penguin Software USA, IllinoisUnited States Geneva, Illinois, USA 1978
Pentavision South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea 2003 DJMax Portable Division of Neowiz Games. Merged with GameOn Studios in 2012.
Perfect World China, BeijingChina Beijing, China 2004 Perfect World
Jade Dynasty
Also video game developer, subsidiaries include Runic Games and Cryptic Studios.
Personal Software Services UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Coventry, UK 1981 The Battle For Midway Acquired by Mirrorsoft in 1987.
Petit Ferret Japan Japan Japan 2002 Popotan Defunct.
Petroglyph Games US, Las VegasUnited States Las Vegas, Nevada, US 2003 End of Nations
Guardians of Graxia
Heroes of Graxia
Mytheon
Panzer General: Allied Assault
Panzer General: Russian Assault
Universe at War
Star Wars: Empire at War
Also video game developer.
PF Magic USA, California United States San Francisco, California, USA 1991 Petz Acquired by Ubisoft in 1998.
Phantagram South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea 1994 Phantom Crash
Philips NetherlandsNetherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 1891 Various CD-i games No longer publishes video games.
Pionesoft Japan Japan Japan 2003 After... Defunct in 2008.
Piranha Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1986 The Trap Door Software publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Defunct in 1988.
Piranha Interactive Publishing USA, ArizonaUnited States Tempe, Arizona, USA 1995 Morpheus Defunct in 1999.
PlayFirst USA, San FranciscoUnited States San Francisco, California, USA 2004 Diner Dash Acquired by Glu mobile in 2014
Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. The Netherlands, AmsterdamNetherlands The Netherlands, Amsterdam 2002
Playmates Toys USA, United States Costa Mesa, California, USA 1966 Earthworm Jim (SNES)
Pony Canyon JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1966 Dr. Chaos No longer publishes video games.
PopCap Games USA, SeattleUnited States Seattle, Washington, United States 2000 Bejeweled
Plants vs. Zombies
Peggle
Zuma
Also video game developer, now owned by EA Games
Positech Games UKUnited Kingdom UK 1997 Starship Tycoon
Presto Studios USA, CaliforniaUnited States Encinitas, California, USA 1991 The Journeyman Project Defunct in 2002.
PrincessSoft JapanJapan Japan 2001 Day of Love Publishing label of Oaks Co., Ltd.
Prism Leisure Corporation UKUnited Kingdom Enfield, Middlesex, England, UK 1984 Various ZX Spectrum games Also published under the Addictive Games, Endurance Games, and Paxman Promotions labels. Defunct.
Probe Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Croydon, England, UK 1984 Mantronix Acquired by Acclaim Entertainment in 1999; defunct in 2004.
Programma International USA, Los AngelesUnited States Los Angeles, California, USA 1978 3-D Docking Mission Defunct in 1983.
Prolific Publishing USA, CaliforniaUnited States Burbank, California, USA 1984 Return Fire Publishing label of Silent Software. Last game published in 2002.
Prototype JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2006 Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet
Psygnosis UK, LiverpoolUnited Kingdom Liverpool, England, UK 1984 Discworld
Lemmings
Also video game developer
Psikyo JapanJapan Kyoto, Japan 1992 Sengoku Blade Defunct in 2003; continued to be used a label until 2005.
Psycho JapanJapan Japan 2001 Miko Miko Nurse Label of Nexton.
Psytronik Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom UK 1993 Knight 'n' Grail
Pulltop JapanJapan Japan 2002 Princess Waltz
Purple Moon USA, CaliforniaUnited States Mountain View, California, USA 1997 Various girls' video games Acquired by Mattel in 1999.
Purple software JapanJapan Japan 1985 Haruiro Ouse Label of JAST. Known as Purple until 1998.
Quality Software USAUnited States Chatsworth, California, USA 1978 The Return of Heracles Defunct in 1984.
Quantum Axcess USA, OhioUnited States Columbus, Ohio, USA 1994 Malice Last game published c. 2003.
Quantum Quality Productions USA, New JerseyUnited States Flemington, New Jersey, USA 1991 The Perfect General Acquired by American Laser Games in 1994; defunct in 1995.
Quest Corporation JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1988 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen Defunct in 2002 following acquisition by Square.
Quicksilva England, UKUnited Kingdom UK 1983 Ant Attack, Bugaboo (The Flea) Acquired by Argus Press Software in 1984, which used the Quicksilva name as a label until 1989.
QuinRose Japan Japan Japan 2005 Arabians Lost: The Engagement on Desert
Quintet JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1987 Solo Crisis Defunct in 2002.
Qute JapanJapan Sagamihara, Japan 1999 Dicing Knight Period
Q Entertainment JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 2003 Lumines II
R2Games Hong Kong, ChinaChina Hong Kong, China 2010
Rage Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Liverpool, England, UK 1992 Striker Defunct in 2003.
Rainbird Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1986 Starglider Label of Telecomsoft until 1989, and of MicroProse from then until its discontinuation in 1991.
Rainbow Arts GermanyGermany Gütersloh, Germany 1984 Turrican, The Great Giana Sisters Also a video game developer. Acquired by Funsoft and subsequently absorbed into THQ in 1999.
Rare UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Twycross, England, UK 1985 Jet Force Gemini Acquired by Microsoft in 2002.
Raw Thrills USA, IllinoisUnited States Skokie, Illinois, USA 2001 Target: Terror
RedOctane USA, CaliforniaUnited States Mountain View, California, USA 1999 Guitar Hero Acquired by Activision in 2006; defunct in 2010.
RedSpotGames GermanyGermany Munich, Germany 2005 Last Hope Defunct in 2013.
Red Barrels Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2011 Outlast Also a video game developer
Red Orb Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States Novato, California, USA 1997 Riven Label of Broderbund, and of Mindscape from 1998 onward. Defunct in 2001 following acquisition by Ubisoft.
Red Storm Entertainment USA, CaryUnited States Cary, North Carolina, USA 1996 Rainbow Six Also video game developer (acquired by Ubisoft)
Renegade Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Wapping, London, England, UK 1991 Gods, Fire & Ice Publishing arm of The Bitmap Brothers. Acquired by GT Interactive in 1997.
Renovation Products USAUnited States USA 1990 Acquired by Sega
R&P Electronic Media NetherlandsNetherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 1991 Starship Titanic Ceased publishing games in 2000.
Rabbit Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1982 Potty Painter Acquired by Virgin Games in 1985.
Radica Games USAUnited States USA 1983 Play TV Acquired by Mattel in 2006.
Red Ant Enterprises AustraliaAustralia Australia 2001 Local distributor for other publishers' games. Defunct in 2011.
Red Entertainment JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1976 Gungrave Known as Red Company until 2000.
Red Shift UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England 1983 Rebelstar Raiders Defunct in 1985.
Regista JapanJapan Japan 2004 I/O
reLINE Software GermanyGermany Hanover, Germany 1987 Amegas Defunct in 2004.
Richard Shepherd Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Slough, Berkshire, England, UK 1982 Shaken but not Stirred Defunct in 1984.
Right Stuff Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1990 Flash Hiders Defunct in 1999.
Riot Games USA, Santa MonicaUnited States Santa Monica, USA 2006 League of Legends Also video game developer (acquired by Tencent)
Ripcord Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States Santa Clara, California, USA 1996 Postal Label of Panasonic Interactive Media until 1999. Stopped publishing video games in 2001. Defunct in 2009.
Rising Star Games UK, HitchinUnited Kingdom Hitchin, England, UK 2004
Riverhillsoft JapanJapan Japan 1982 J.B. Harold Murder Club Defunct in 2004.
Rock-Ola USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1927 Nibbler No longer publishes video games.
Rockstar Games USA, New YorkUnited States New York, New York, USA 1998 Max Payne
Grand Theft Auto
Manhunt
Midnight Club
Bully
Also video game developer (currently a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive)
Romstar USA, CaliforniaUnited States Torrance, California, USA 1984 Twin Cobra Defunct in 1992.
Romtech USA, PennsylvaniaUnited States Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA 1999 Defunct.
Rovio Entertainment FinlandFinland Espoo, Finland 2003 Angry Birds Publishers its own developed games as well as 3rd parties under Rovio Stars
RTL Group LuxembourgLuxembourg Kirchberg, Luxembourg 1920 Crash Time: Autobahn Pursuit Publishes under the RTL Playtainment label.
RuneSoft GermanyGermany Tübingen, Germany 2000 Various Linux and Mac OS games
Thin Chen Enterprise TaiwanTaiwan Taipei, Taiwan 1988 Colorful Dragon Also used the labels Sachen, Commin, and Joy Van. Defunct.
Saga Planets Japan Japan Osaka, Japan 1998 Ren'ai CHU!
Sanctuary Woods Canada, British ColumbiaCanada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1988 Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu Defunct in 2001.
Scavenger, Inc. UKSA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Angeles, California, USA 1996 Scorcher Defunct in 1998.
Sammy Studios Japan, MinatoJapan Minato, Japan 2004 Merged with Sega as Sega Sammy Holdings,
SCi Entertainment UK, LondonUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1988 Changed name to Eidos plc, acquired by Square Enix, name retired.
Safari Software USA, TexasUnited States Houston, Texas, USA 1989 Traffic Department 2192 Acquired by Epic MegaGames in 1997.
Scholastic USA, PennsylvaniaUnited States Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 1920 Agent USA Ceased publishing video games in 2007.
Sears USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1886 Various Atari 2600 games Published under the Tele-Games label. Exited video game industry in 1983.
Sega Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1940 Sonic the Hedgehog
Phantasy Star
Virtua Fighter
Also video game developer (merged with Sammy Studios as Sega Sammy Holdings)
Seibu Kaihatsu JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1982 Raiden Ceased publishing video games in 1998.
SETA Corporation Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1985
Shadow Tor Studios UKUnited Kingdom UK 2005 Barrow Hill
Shanda China, ShanghaiChina Shanghai, China 1999 The World of Legend
Sharp Corporation JapanJapan Sakai, Japan 1912 Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club: Soccer No longer publishes video games.
Sherston Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Sherston, Wiltshire, UK 1983 Various BBC Micro games Defunct in 2011; now a label of Sherston Publishing Group.
Dynamic Planning JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1974 Shien's Revenge Also known as Dynamic Kikaku. No longer publishes video games.
Shoeisha Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1986 BreakThru! No longer publishes video games.
Shogakukan JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1922 Professor Kageyama's Maths Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
Shrapnel Games USA, CaryUnited States Cary, North Carolina, USA 1999
Sierra Entertainment USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, United States 1979 Gabriel Knight
King's Quest
Leisure Suit Larry

Half-Life
Police Quest
Quest for Glory
Space Quest

Also video game developer; originally folded into Activision, but is now revived and acts as an indie game publisher for Activision.
Silicon Beach Software USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 1984 Enchanted Scepters Acquired by Aldus in 1990.
Silmarils FranceFrance Lognes, Paris, France 1987 Metal Mutant Defunct in 2003.
Simon & Schuster Interactive USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1995 Deer Avenger Defunct in 2003.
SIMS Co., Ltd. JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1991 Vay
Simulations Canada CanadaCanada Canada 1977 Various computer wargames No longer publishes video games.
Sinclair Research Ltd. UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1973 1K ZX Chess Brand name sold to Amstrad in 1985, which continued to use it as a label until 1992.
Sirius Software USA, CaliforniaUnited States Sacramento, California, USA 1980 Wayout Defunct in 1984.
Sir-Tech USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1979 Wizardry Defunct in 2003.
Slitherine UK, LondonUnited Kingdom Epsom, Surrey, UK 2000 Panzer Corps
Distant Worlds
Warhammer 40,000 : Armageddon
Publisher of strategy and wargames on PC, Mac, mobile and home consoles
SNK Playmore Japan, OsakaJapan Osaka, Japan 1978 Ikari Warriors
Fatal Fury
World Heroes
Samurai Showdown
Art of Fighting
Soedesco The NetherlandsNetherlands Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2001 Various indie games
SOFEL JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1979 Wall Street Kid No longer publishes video games.
Soft-World TaiwanTaiwan Taipei, Taiwan 1983 Heroes of Jin Yong
Softape USAUnited States USA 1978 Various Apple II games Defunct in 1983.
Softdisk USA, LouisianaUnited States Shreveport, Louisiana, USA 1981 Catacomb 3-D Defunct in 2016.
SoftKey USAUnited States USA 1978 Oregon Trail II Known as Micro International Corp. until 1989, and as WordStar International Inc. until 1994. Changed name to The Learning Company in 1996; continued to use the SoftKey label on some software until 1999, when the company was acquired by Mattel.
Softek International Ltd UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1980 Quo Vadis Defunct in 1989. Published some games under the label The Edge.
Softmax South KoreaSouth Korea South Korea 1994 Magna Carta: The Phantom of Avalanche
SoftSide USAUnited States USA 1978 Arena of Octos Defunct in 1984.
Softstar TaiwanTaiwan Taipei, Taiwan 1988 The Legend of Sword and Fairy
Software 2000 GermanyGermany Eutin, Germany 1987 Fast Food Tycoon Defunct in 2002.
Software Dynamics Canada, British ColumbiaCanada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1987 Operation: Inner Space
Software Projects UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Liverpool, England, UK 1983 Jet Set Willy Defunct in 1985.
Sony Imagesoft USA, CaliforniaUnited States Los Angeles, California, USA 1989 Super Dodge Ball Initially known as CSG Imagesoft. Defunct in 1995.
Sony Interactive Entertainment USA, San MateoUnited States San Mateo, California, USA 1993 Ratchet & Clank
Jak and Daxter
God of War
Killzone
Uncharted
Resistance
Sony Pictures Digital USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 1997 Publisher of mobile phone games
SouthPeak Games USA, VirginiaUnited States Virginia, USA 1996 Two Worlds
Spectral Associates USA, WashingtonUnited States Tacoma, Washington, USA 1980 Various TRS-80 Color Computer games Published last game in 1988.
Spectravideo USAUnited States USA 1981 Mangia Published Atari 2600 games under the label Spectravision. Defunct in 1988.
Spectrum HoloByte USA, CaliforniaUnited States Alameda, California, USA 1983 Also video game developer (acquired by Hasbro Interactive)
Spike JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1991 Michigan: Report from Hell Merged with Chunsoft in 2012.
Spil Games The Netherlands, HilversumNetherlands Hilversum, The Netherlands 2001 Also video game developer
Spinnaker Software USA, MassachusettsUnited States Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1982 In Search of the Most Amazing Thing Acquired by The Learning Company in 1994.
Square Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1983 Final Fantasy Also video game developer (merged with Enix to create Square Enix)
Square Electronic Arts USA, CaliforniaUnited States Costa Mesa, California, USA 1998 Parasite Eve Owned by Square and Electronic Arts. Folded back into Square and changed to Square Enix.
Square Enix Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 2003 Dragon Quest
Stardock USA, MichiganUnited States Livonia, Michigan, USA 1991 Sins of a Solar Empire
Galactic Civilizations
Also video game developer
Starpath USA, CaliforniaUnited States Livermore, California, USA 1981 Escape from the Mindmaster Defunct in 1984.
Stern Electronics USA, IllinoisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1977 Berzerk Ceased video game production in 1985.
Sting Entertainment JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1989 Last Battalion
Storm Impact USA, IllinoisUnited States Glenview, Illinois, USA 1989 TaskMaker Defunct in 1997.
Strategic Simulations (SSI) USA, CaliforniaUnited States Sunnyvale, California, United States 1979 Also video game developer (acquired by Ubisoft, name retired)
Strategic Studies Group AustraliaAustralia Australia 1983 Reach for the Stars
Stormfront Studios USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Rafael, California, USA 1988 Old Time Baseball Defunct in 2008.
Strategy First Canada, QuebecCanada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1988 Europa Universalis
Studio e.go! Japan Japan Osaka, Japan 1998 Castle Fantasia: Seima Taisen Defunct in 2009.
subLOGIC USA, IllinoisUnited States Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA 1975 Flight Simulator Acquired by Sierra in 1995.
Success Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1978 Also video game developer
Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software GermanyGermany Heusenstamm, Germany 1993 Anno 1602 Acquired by Ubisoft in 2007.
Sunrise Interactive JapanJapan Japan 1998 Mai-HiME: Unmei no Keitōju Defunct in 2008.
Sunsoft Japan, AichiJapan Aichi, Japan 1981 Aero the Acro-Bat Closed U.S. offices, operates out of Japan.
Superior Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Leeds, England, UK 1982 Citadel
Supersoft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Harrow, London, UK 1978 Air Attack Ceased publishing video games in 1985.
Sydney Development Corporation Canada, British ColumbiaCanada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1978 Defunct in 1989.
Super Fighter Team USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Diego, California, USA 2004 Legend of Wukong
Suzy Soft CroatiaCroatia Zagreb, Croatia 1985 Various ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 games Software division of Suzy Records. Defunct in 1988.
Synapse Software USA, CaliforniaUnited States Richmond, California 1981 Blue Max Purchased by Broderbund in 1984; defunct in 1986.
Synergistic Software USA, WashingtonUnited States Seattle, Washington, USA 1978 Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure Acquired by Sierra in 1996; defunct in 1999.
SystemSoft JapanJapan Japan 1985 Daisenryaku No longer publishes video games.
System 3 UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1982 The Last Ninja, International Karate, Myth: History in the Making Also video game developer
System Sacom JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1981 No longer publishes video games.
Tactics Japan Japan Japan 1997 One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e Acquired by Nexton in 1999, which has continued to use the Tactics brand on some games.
Taito Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1953 Bubble Bobble Also video game developer (acquired by Square Enix)
Takara Japan Japan Japan 1955 Merged with Tomy to form Takara Tomy in March 2006.
Takara Tomy Japan, KatsushikaJapan Katsushika, Japan 2006
Take-Two Interactive USA, New YorkUnited States New York, New York, USA 1993 Also video game developer
TalonSoft USA, MarylandUnited States Baltimore, Maryland, USA 1995 Battleground Also video game developer (acquired by Take-Two Interactive, name retired)
Tamsoft JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1992 Guardian's Crusade
Tandy Corporation USA, TexasUnited States Fort Worth, Texas, USA 1919 Microchess Ceased publishing games in 1989.
Taxan Japan Japan Japan 1981 No longer publishes video games.
TDK Mediactive USA, CaliforniaUnited States Westlake Village, California, USA 1990 Lady Sia American software publishing arm of TDK. Defunct in 2003.
Team17 UK, MaidenheadUnited Kingdom Wakefield, England, UK 1990 Worms, Alien Breed, Superfrog Also video game developer
Team Shanghai Alice JapanJapan Japan 1996 Touhou Project
Techland PolandPoland Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland 1991 Speedway Manager '96
Technology and Entertainment Software JapanJapan Japan 1982 Hydlide Also known as T&E Soft. Ceased publishing video games in 2002.
Technosoft JapanJapan Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan 1980 Thunder Force Acquired by Twenty-one Company in 2001.
Technos Japan Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 1981 Also video game developer (assets acquired by Atlus)
TecMagik USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, United States 1991 Also video game developer
Tecmo Japan Japan Japan 1967 Ninja Gaiden
Tecmo Bowl
Dead or Alive
Merged into Tecmo Koei.
Tectoy BrazilBrazil Sao Paulo, Brazil 1987 Many games for Sega consoles in Brazil.
Telarium USA, MassachusettsUnited States Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1984 Fahrenheit 451 Defunct in 1987.
Telesys USA, CaliforniaUnited States Fremont, California, USA 1982 Fast Food Defunct in 1984.
Telenet Japan JapanJapan Japan 1983 Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Defunct in 2007.
Telltale Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States San Rafael, California,USA 2004
Tencent China, ShenzhenChina Shenzhen, China 1998 Also video game developer and online services company, has a minority stake in Epic Games and owns Riot Games as a subsidiary
Tengen USA, CaliforniaUnited States Milpitas, California, USA 1987 Tetris Publishing arm of Atari Games. Defunct in 1994 following acquisition by Time Warner.
Texas Instruments USA, TexasUnited States Dallas, Texas, USA 1930 Parsec Exited video game industry in 1984.
Technical Group Laboratory Japan Japan Osaka, Japan 1984 Farland Saga series Also known as TGL.
Thalamus Ltd UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1986 Armalyte Defunct in 1993.
Thalion Software GermanyGermany Gütersloh, Germany 1988 Amberstar Defunct in 1994.
The9 China, ShanghaiChina Shanghai, China 1999 Regional publisher for World of Warcraft in China
The Learning Company USA, San FranciscoUnited States San Francisco, California,USA 1980 Merged with Mattel Interactive, no longer publishes video games
Thinking Rabbit JapanJapan Takarazuka, Japan 1982 Sokoban Defunct.
THQ USA, Agoura HillsUnited States Agoura Hills, California, USA 1989 Red Faction
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Saint's Row
Tak and the Power of Juju
Destroy All Humans!
Also video game developer
Thorn EMI Computer Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1981 River Rescue Software publishing arm of Thorn EMI. Spun off and reestablished as Creative Sparks in 1984.
Three-Sixty Pacific USAUnited States USA 1987 Dark Castle Defunct in 1994.
Tiertex Design Studios UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Manchester, UK 1987 Ace of Aces Last game published in 2003.
Tiger Electronics USA, IllinoisUnited States Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA 1978 Various LCD games and Game.com games Also video game developer. Acquired by Hasbro in 1998.
Time Warner Interactive USA, CaliforniaUnited States Milpitas, California, USA 1993 Primal Rage Merged into Midway Games West in 1996.
Titus Interactive France France France 1985
Toaplan JapanJapan Japan 1984 Fire Shark Defunct in 1994.
Toei Animation Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1956 Baltron
Toho Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1932 Godzilla: Monster of Monsters
Tokuma Shoten JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1954 Incredible Crisis No longer publishes video games.
Tokyo Shoseki Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1909 Cycle Race: Road Man No longer publishes video games.
Tomy Japan, TokyoJapan Tokyo, Japan 2006 Merged with Takara to form Takara Tomy in March 2006.
Tonkin House Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1986 Gun-Nac Defunct in 2008.
Topologika UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Stilton, UK 1983 Countdown to Doom Defunct in 2013.
Topo Soft SpainSpain Spain 1987 Survivor Defunct in 1994.
TopWare Interactive Germany, KarlsruheGermany Karlsruhe, Germany 1995 Also video game developer, acquired by Zuxxez Entertainment. Defunct in 2016.
Toshiba EMI Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1960 Syvalion Defunct in 2013.
Towa Chiki Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1986 A Week of Garfield Defunct in 2001.
Tradewest USA, CorsicanaUnited States Corsicana, Texas, USA 1986 Acquired by Midway Games, name retired
Treco USA, California United States Torrance, California 1990 Atomic Robo-Kid Defunct in 1993.
Triangle Service Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 2002 Trizeal
Triffix Entertainment Canada, MontrealCanada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1991 Castelian
Dream TV
Space Football: One on One
?
Trilobyte Software USA, OregonUnited States Medford, Oregon, USA 1990 Uncle Henry's Playhouse Defunct in 1999; reestablished in 2010.
Tripwire Interactive USA, GeorgiaUnited States Roswell, Georgia, USA 2005 Killing Floor
Tri Synergy USA, TexasUnited States Dallas, Texas, USA 1996 Last game published in 2004.
Tru Blu Entertainment AustraliaAustralia Sydney, Australia 1999 Rugby League
Tsunami Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States Oakhurst, California, USA 1991 Blue Force Sold to Tsunami Media Corporation in 1999.
TT Games UK, MaidenheadUnited Kingdom Maidenhead, England, UK 2005 Also video game developer (merger of Giant Interactive and Traveller's Tales) (acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive)
Twilight Frontier JapanJapan Japan 2002 Higurashi Daybreak
Tynesoft UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Blaydon, UK 1983 Superman: The Man of Steel Exited video game industry in 1991.
Type-Moon Japan Japan Japan 2000 Tsukihime
Ubisoft France, Montreuil-sous-BoisFrance Montreuil-sous-Bois, France 1986 Rayman
Assassin's Creed
Far Cry
Ghost Recon
Splinter Cell
Also video game developer
UEP Systems JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1985 Cool Boarders Defunct in 2001.
UFO Interactive Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States City of Industry, California 1999 Monster Rancher DS Label of Tommo
Ultimate Play the Game UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK 1982 Jetpac, Knight Lore Acquired by U.S. Gold in 1985, which continued to use the Ultimate name as a label on some games. Defunct in 1988.
Ultrasoft SlovakiaSlovakia Bratislava, Slovakia 1989 Towdie Defunct in 1998.
Ultra Games USA, Buffalo GroveUnited States Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA 1988 (Publishing label for Konami, name retired)
Universal Entertainment Corporation JapanJapan Japan 1969 Mr. Do!
U.S. Gold UK, BirminghamUnited Kingdom Birmingham, England, UK 1984 Also video game developer (acquired by Eidos Interactive)
UserJoy Technology TaiwanTaiwan Taiwan 1995 The Legend of Three Kingdoms
US Games USA, CaliforniaUnited States Santa Clara, California, USA 1978 Entombed Acquired by Quaker Oats in 1982. Defunct in 1983.
Valcon Games USA, WashingtonUnited States Bellevue, Washington, USA 2005 Darkest of Days No longer active.
Valve Corporation USA, BellevueUnited States Bellevue, Washington, USA 1996 Half-Life series
Counter-Strike series
Portal series
Left 4 Dead series
Dota 2
Also video game developer
VAP Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1981 Isolated Warrior No longer publishes video games.
Varie JapanJapan Japan 1986 Parallel World Defunct in 1997.
VEB Polytechnik GermanyGermany Chemnitz, Germany 1870 Poly Play Defunct in 2006.
Vectorbeam USA, CaliforniaUnited States California, USA 1978 Speed Freak Acquired by Cinematronics in 1980.
Viacom USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1952 Phantom 2040 Published video games under the Viacom New Media label. Company split in 2005.
Victor Interactive JapanJapan Japan 1970 Shadow of the Beast Subsidiary of JVC. Merged with Pack-In-Video in 1996. Acquired by Marvelous Entertainment in 2003; defunct in 2007.
Vic Tokai Japan, ShizuokaJapan Shizuoka, Japan 1977
Video System JapanJapan Kyoto, Japan 1984 Aero Fighters Defunct in 2001.
Virgin Interactive UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom London, England, UK 1983 Global Gladiators Also video game developer. Known as Virgin Games until 1993. Acquired by Titus Software in 2003.
Virtual Programming UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Bournemouth, UK 2000 Various Mac OS games
Visco Corporation JapanJapan Japan 1982 Wardner No longer publishes video games.
The Vision Factory UK, EnglandNetherlands Den Bosch, The Netherlands 1993 Various CD-i games Defunct in 2002.
VisualArt's Japan Japan Osaka, Japan 1991 Kanon
OPeNBooK Co., Ltd. Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1993 SimTower Now known as Vivarium, Inc.
Viva Media USA, New YorkUnited States New York City, USA 1998 The Whispered World
Vivendi Games USA, Los AngelesUnited States Los Angeles, California USA 1993 Merged with Activision to form Activision Blizzard in 2008
Vortex Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Manchester, UK 1981 Highway Encounter Defunct in 1990.
VoxelStorm UK, ManchesterUnited Kingdom Manchester, UK 2012 GolfXTRM
Fractyr
AdvertCity
sphereFACE
Also video game developer and music publisher.
Vulcan Software UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Cotswolds, UK 1994 Valhalla: Before the War
Wales Interactive UK, WalesUnited Kingdom Bridgend, Wales, UK 2012 The Bunker
Soul Axiom
Also a video game developer
Walnut Creek CDROM USA, CaliforniaUnited States Walnut Creek, California, USA 1991 Various shareware CD-ROMs Merged with Berkeley Software Design in 2000.
Wanadoo Edition FranceFrance Paris, France 2000 Iron Storm Software publishing arm of Wanadoo. Defunct in 2003.
Warashi Japan Japan Tokyo, Japan 1995 Triggerheart Exelica
Wargaming.net Cyprus, NicosiaCyprus Nicosia, Cyprus 1998 World of Tanks
World of Warplanes
World of Warships
Also video game developer
Warner Bros. Interactive USA, BurbankUnited States Burbank, California, USA 1993 F.E.A.R. 2
Overlord
WARP JapanJapan Japan 1994 Enemy Zero Exited video game industry in 1999; defunct in 2005.
Webfoot Technologies USA, IllinoisUnited States Lemont, Illinois, USA 1993 Deadly Rooms of Death
Webzen South Korea, SeoulSouth Korea Seoul, South Korea 2000 Also video game developer
Whoopee Camp JapanJapan Osaka, Japan 1997 Tomba! Defunct in 2000.
WildTangent USA, WashingtonUnited States Redmond, Washington, USA 1998 Fate: The Traitor Soul
Williams Electronics USA, IllioisUnited States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1943 Robotron 2084, Defender Exited video game industry in 1998.
Windham Classics USA, MassachusettsUnited States Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1984 Below the Root Published last game in 1985.
Windmill JapanJapan Japan 2002 Happiness! Publishes under the Windmill Oasis label.
Windmill Software Canada, OntarioCanada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1982 Digger Defunct in 1984.
Winkysoft Japan Japan Osaka, Japan 1983 Seireiki Rayblade Defunct in 2015.
Wisdom Tree USA, ArizonaUnited States Tucson, Arizona, USA 1989 Known for Christian themed games
WizardWorks USA, MinnesotaUnited States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1990 Deer Hunter Acquired by GT Interactive in 1996; defunct in 2004.
Wolf Team JapanJapan Tokyo, Japan 1986 Annet Futatabi Acquired by Namco in 2003.
Working Designs USA, ReddingUnited States Redding, California, USA 1986 Lunar Specialized in the localization of Japan-native RPGs
Xicat Interactive USA, Florida United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 1997 Defunct in 2005.
Xonox USA, MinnesotaUnited States Minnesota, USA 1983 Artillery Duel Defunct in 1984.
XSEED Games USA, TorranceUnited States Torrance, California, USA 2005
XS Games USA, New YorkUnited States New York, New York, USA 2002
Yeti JapanJapan Japan 2005 Root Double: Before Crime * After Days
Yuisy Argentina, Buenos AiresArgentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010 Mundo Gaturro Also video game developer, also known as QB9 Entertainment
Yojigen JapanJapan Japan 1994 WildSnake Defunct.
Yonezawa PR21 JapanJapan Japan 1988 Battle Storm Also known as Party Room 21. Acquired by Sega in 1994; defunct in 1998.
Yuke's JapanJapan Osaka, Japan 1993 Evil Zone
Yutaka JapanJapan Japan 1990 Last Armageddon Defunct in 2003 following merger with Popy.
Zaccaria ItalyItaly Bologna, Italy 1974 Various arcade games Defunct in 1988.
ZAPiT Games Canada, OntarioCanada Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 2003 Game Wave Family Entertainment System Defunct.
ZeniMax Media USA United States USA 1999 Elder Scrolls
Zenobi UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Rochdale, UK 1982 Various text adventure games
Zeppelin Games UK, EnglandUnited Kingdom Gateshead, UK 1987 Draconus Acquired by Merit Studios Inc. in 1994 and renamed to Merit Studios Europe. Subsequently regained independence in 1996 and reestablished itself as Eutechnyx. No longer publishes its own games.
Zigurat SpainSpain Spain 1986 Various ZX Spectrum games Published last game in 1992.
Zimag USAUnited States USA 1982 Dishaster Publishing label of Magnetic Tape International. Defunct in 1983.
Zoom JapanJapan Sapporo, Japan 1988 Overtake
Zuxxez Entertainment Germany, ???Germany Karlsruhe, Germany 2001 Renamed TopWare Interactive
Zushi Games UK, SheffieldUnited Kingdom Sheffield, England, UK 1999
Zynga USA, San FranciscoUnited States San Francisco, California 2007 FarmVille
Mafia Wars
Numerous other social network games
ZyX Japan Japan Japan 1994 Amorous Professor Cherry

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