Corporate Members of the Academy

505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include, Sniper Elite V2, PAYDAY 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, How To Survive, Tiny Brains, Rekoil and the upcoming Sniper Elite 3

Six Foot

Six Foot is a brand and business consultancy. We work extensively in technology and entertainment, helping develop new businesses and revitalizing existing brands with thoughtful strategy rooted in storytelling and design.

Six Foot is the co-developer of Grey Goo and Dreadnought and forthcoming announced games and operates the Grey Box publishing brand.

Activision Blizzard

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media Company, is an American developer and publisher of video games. The company was originally based in Bethesda, Maryland and eventually moved to their current location in Rockville, Maryland. With a broad panoply of games in role-playing, racing, simulation, and sports, Bethesda Softworks' major franchises are distributed worldwide.
Big Fish Games Big Fish Games is the world's largest subscription service for fun, family-friendly casual games delivered directly to your PC or Mac. With Big Fish Games, people around the world can instantly and safely enjoy free 60-minute trials from a library of 2,500+ premium downloadable games, and unlimited free play of 1,000+ Web games — all with no ads.
Blind Squirrel Games

Founded in 2010, Blind Squirrel Games® is a multidisciplinary development studio housing staff members with years of game industry experience. We are dedicated in creating polished and innovative AAA gaming experiences that reflect the interests of our passionate development team. Capitalizing on our experiences as a premiere developer, we are creating unique IPs that will push the medium into bold new directions. 

We are a premier developer of video games for the Console, Mobile, and PC markets. Located in Orange County, California, and actively seek projects from publishers in addition to developing our own internal IPs.

Bungie Bungie, founded as Bungie Software Products Corporation, is an American video game developer currently located in Bellevue, Washington. The company was established in May 1991 by University of Chicago undergraduate student Alex Seropian.

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet.

Epic Games Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series of games. Today Epic is building Paragon, Fortnite, SPYJiNX and the new Unreal Tournament. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, the Web and VR. Unreal Engine is freely available at For more information on the studio, visit and check out @EpicGames.

Gearbox Software Gearbox Software is an award-winning independent developer of interactive entertainment based in Plano, Texas. Founded in February 1999 by game industry veterans, Gearbox quickly distinguished itself as a respected and recognized developer with the success of the company's debut title, Half-Life: Opposing Force.

The spread of smart devices in recent years has led to increasing diversity and richness in social games, while the mobile gaming market as a whole continues to grow both in Japan and globally. 

Targeting this opportunity, in January 2011, GREE established its U.S. subsidiary and today develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. 

GREE shares development and operational expertise across these studios as it works to create new game models that will delight more customers than ever. 

Fusing talent and ideas from across its global network of studios and group companies, GREE is dedicated to bringing outstanding mobile social content to users around the world.

Insomniac Insomniac Games was founded in 1994 by Ted Price, and is well known for creating a variety of well received games. Their headquarters are located in Burbank, California and currently consists of over 180 staff. The company is highly regarded within the games industry, and has been awarded ‘Best Workplace’ 8 times in a row since 2005. Although they are an independent company, they have only ever released games on Sony platforms.

Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, and other platforms. Kabam is the fastest growing Internet media company in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 17th fastest growing company overall in the U.S., according to Deloitte LLP. Kabam's 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over 2012. The company is profitable and cash-flow positive, and has created four titles that have grossed more than $100M each in their life. Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide third-party developers access to Kabam's technology platform, distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam's in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has approximately 800 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, Intel, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures and others. More information about Kabam can be found at

Microsoft Game Studios Microsoft Game Studios is a brand owned by Microsoft and introduced in 2002 to represent the company as a video game publisher, coinciding with the launch of the Xbox.
Nexon Established in South Korea in 1994, Nexon Corporation is a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in massively multiplayer online games. Since its development of the world's first graphic MMORPG, "The Kingdom of the Winds", in 1995, Nexon's innovative titles have continued to redefine online entertainment.
Nintendo Nintendo started with playing cards in 1898 and since developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company, with a market value of over $85 billion. Besides video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Major League Baseball team the Seattle Mariners.
Obsidiant Entertainment

Obsidian Entertainment is a premier developer of role-playing games, best known for its rich storytelling, memorable characters, and emphasis on player choice and consequence. Since 2003, Obsidian has developed many critically-acclaimed, award-winning games, such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith LordsNeverwinter Nights 2Fallout: New VegasSouth Park: The Stick of Truth, and Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian is currently developing the team-based MMO tank game, Armored Warfare, and the free-to-play Pathfinder Adventures based on Paizo’s award-winning popular card game. For more information about Obsidian, visit us at

Phosphor Phosphor Games Studio is a Chicago-based game development studio comprised of developers with years of AAA game dev experience and a history of financially successful and critically acclaimed titles across the industry. Our veterans have team lead and Sr. experience on 3rd person Action adventure, FPS, MMO, Sports, Motion Control, Casual, and Mobile titles. We have recently released our first original IP “The Dark Meadow” to critical and commercial success.


Ready At Dawn Ready at Dawn is a video game developer located in Irvine, California and is composed of some former members of Naughty Dog and Blizzard Entertainment. Formed in 2003, they released their first title, Daxter, to critical acclaim for the Sony PlayStation Portable.


Based in Plano, Texas, Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio founded in 2009 by veterans of Ensemble Studios, the creators of the Age of Empires series and Halo Wars. With a team that has proven experience and expertise in creating games that appeal to massive audiences, Robot Entertainment is focused on developing titles that set new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original intellectual properties. The studio most recently launched the critically acclaimed Hero Academy and Orcs Must Die! 2. Robot can be found online at

Sony Computer Entertainment Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) is responsible for keeping PlayStation® growing and thriving in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Based in Foster City, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America Inc.

Square Enix

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. 

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at


Take Two Interactive Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software.
Take-Two's product offerings include titles for the leading hardware platforms - PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and for the PC. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play.

Ubisoft Founded in 1986, Ubisoft is known for its innovation in the video game industry.  A leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries around the globe with its US headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Known for blockbuster brands such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Ubisoft is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers.
Valve Software Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996. In addition to creating several of the world’s most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Source® game engine and Steam®, the premier online gaming platform. Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs around 2,800 professionals across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (WBIE) is a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. It is a worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of video games for both internal and third party titles. Under the WBIE umbrella is Warner Bros. Games (also the division's major publishing unit), which focuses on the creation, development and production of first-party titles. Leveraging the distribution, marketing and sales infrastructure within Warner Home Video, WBIE is a major worldwide publisher for both internal and third-party game titles.