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38 Top San Francisco Video Games Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Video Games companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Video Games industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top San Francisco Video Games Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Twitch

Twitch

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Twitch is a social video platform where gamers can broadcast, watch, and talk about video games.

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Skillz is a marketplace platform for competition-based mobile games.

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Niantic

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Niantic builds augmented reality platform for current and future generations of AR hardware.

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Forte

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We’re building economic technology for games using blockchain.

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Glu Mobile

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Glu Mobile is a technology platform developing entertainment-focused freemium games for smartphones and tablet devices.

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Streamlabs

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Streamlabs offers streaming software, alerts, donations, and a suite of tools for streamers looking to increase viewer engagement.

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nWay

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nWay develops and publishes online mobile multiplayer games.

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Lowkey

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The home for watching and creating short gaming videos

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CodeCombat

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CodeCombat creates game-based computer science programs that engage and captivate students as they learn to type real code.

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KIXEYE

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KIXEYE is an independent game developer responsible for titles like Desktop Defender, Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and War Commander.

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The Sandbox

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The Sandbox is a decentralized gaming platform leveraging non-fungible tokens and #blockchain technology to empower creators.

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Pocket Worlds

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Pocket Worlds operates as a mobile gaming company.

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Nifty Games

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Nifty Games is building the most fun quick session head to head sports experiences on mobile.

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Gowalla

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Gowalla is an augmented reality social game.

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Scoutible

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Scoutible is a video game-based hiring platform.

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ForeVR

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ForeVR is a gaming company dedicated to bringing VR to the masses.

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Pixowl

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Pixowl is working to build a big entertainment family brand on mobile.

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Vivid Vision

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Vivid Vision uses cutting edge technology to create unique vision tests and treatments.

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Ryu Games

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Changing the way people make and play mobile games

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Round Finance Inc.

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Building an aggregator of digital assets and experiences

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Azarus

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Azarus is a new game challenge network that allows Gamers and Streamers to engage with each other in unprecedented ways.

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Latent Space

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Latent Space is a developer of virtual reality technology intended to offer a fully artificial intelligence rendered 3D engine.

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Geer™

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Premier NFTs platform for blue-chip brands

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Knock Knock

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Maker of Frictionless Games and Technologies

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VULCUN

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The largest prize pools in Fantasy eSports

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Zengaming

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Zengaming is a professional and competitive network for gamers.

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The Meta

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Meta is an early-stage eSports services startup developing training modules intended to serve gamers.

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ReadyUp

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ReadyUp is the interactive event platform that fuels vibrant game communities by making it easier to find, follow, and join in the action.

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JuiceBox Games

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JuiceBox Games build games with soul to deliver the best entertainment experiences.

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Ignite Game Technologies

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Ignite Game Technologies offers online gaming services such as video games.

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WGT Media

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WGT Media develops realistic and engaging online golf and baseball games.

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Cloudcade

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F2P Mobile Games Developer & Publisher

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Proxy42

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Proxy42 is on a mission to build the best world-scale AR platform designed to blend shared augmented worlds with the real world.

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Fuel Powered (fuelpowered.com)

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Fuel Powered is a cloud-based development platform that connects Features-as-a-Service to mobile games.

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Tactical Haptics

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Tactical Haptics commercializes haptic game controllers for advanced touch feedback in applications ranging from training to VR arcades.

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KneoWorld

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KNeo World designs edutainment gaming for kids to learn.

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Humble Bundle

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Humble Bundle is an online digital distribution platform that contributes part of its sales value to charities.

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Pvgna

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Subscription-based On Demand Gaming Video Platform

Written by Mark Smith

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