Washington State is known for a lot of things, Microsoft, Starbucks, amazon the list truly goes on. Did you know that Washington is one of the biggest producers of games and gaming companies? The list of video games to come from Washington is no joke and the companies that are based here may blow your mind.

Though some of the companies may have their home office in other states or countries they develop and build the games right here in Washington state and even base some of them in our own backyard. We'll go over a list of developers and games they made to show you exactly what I'm talking about.

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Nintendo

Nintendo is one of the biggest video game developers in the world and yes they base a lot of their operations in japan but the games are developed in Seattle at their sister company. Pokemon, Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Mario party, super smash bros all have ties to the Seattle Area being tested, developed, and more in Redmond while working alongside their parent building in Japan.

Niantic

This name is well known to mobile gamers and of course Pokemon lovers, Niantic developed and launched the app Pokemon Go which took over the world in 2016 and still has one of the largest mobile gaming audiences to date.

Bungie

Once a company tied to Microsoft, Bungie is known for their creation of Halo and a good majority of the early series, not only did the game capture the heart of the northwest but the world as well creating tournaments, tv shows, comic books, movies and a whole lot more. They also went on to create the Destiny Series creating a Mass Multiplayer Online game that lets you go on raids with friends and follow an ongoing storyline.

Twitch

Not exactly a video game developer but one huge developer in video game exposure and pro gaming. Twitch allows everyday people to become celebrities in their own rights among the gaming community. Allowing you to grow your own community and play games you love or hate all the while becoming a pro gamer and making money from people watching you play. Top streamers bring in checks over six figures from sponsorships, online earnings, and more, the best part, anyone can do it.

Wizards Of The Coast

I mean come on it's basically in the name, Wizards Of The Coast is a gaming company based in Renton Washington specializing in fantasy and science fiction games. They developed a lot of games and I mean a lot, but they're not quite video games. Wizards Of The Coast specializes in card and board games, not just any games but some that are played all around the world and have become a staple in pop culture history. The list of games includes Dungeons and Dragons, Magic The Gathering, Star Wars miniatures, and Pokemon Trading Card game.

More and more game creators are coming out of the woodworks and putting Seattle on the map. Stay open-minded when coming across new games, you never know where they might come from.

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