Jul 2023
Gregory Markov

AAA Video Game Studios in India

By 2025, nearly half the world's population will be gaming. One country that's stealing the spotlight in this booming market is India. With a market already worth $2 billion, India will reach almost $5 billion in three years. And get this – there’s been a 50% upswing in job demand in just two years.

Gamedev Punks explore game development companies based in India. We'll break down their specializations, notable projects, and job opportunities. Whether you're a novice 3D artist or an experienced coder, this guide will be a good starting point.

International Companies' Branches

Ubisoft India

Ubisoft India operates two studios — one in Mumbai and the other in Pune. The Pune studio was founded in 2008, and Ubisoft Mumbai followed a decade later. Together, these facilities employ over 1,300 individuals. The teams specialize in mobile and console gaming and have a dedicated quality control division.

Specialization: Asset Development, Voice acting, Testing, Project Management

Projects: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Riders Republic, Steep, Just Dance 2022, Rocksmith +

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Rockstar India

Established in Bengaluru in 2016, Rockstar India has become a significant branch of Rockstar Games. In 2019, the company acquired Dhruva Interactive, India’s oldest game developer, expanding its employee base to over 500. Led by Director Daniel Smith, Rockstar India is an integral part of Rockstar Games, contributing to all aspects of video game development.

Specialization: Full-cycle Game Development

Projects: Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto Online

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EA Hyderabad

Electronic Arts’ Hyderabad office is a bustling center for both business operations and technology development. Situated in Hi-Tech City, EA Hyderabad encompasses EA Mobile Studios Slingshot, Global Finance Shared Services, Central Technology Organization, and Worldwide Customer Experience. The office boasts a workforce of over 650 employees, including interns.

Specialization: Mobile Game Development, Financial Services, Technology Services, Customer Experience

Projects: All EA Games

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Sumo Pune

Sumo Pune, established in 2007 as Sumo Digital’s second studio, possesses a diverse team that co-develops AAA games using multiple engines and technologies. The company offers one of the best benefits in India, with seven days of hotel accommodation for those moving from different cities and health insurance for all staff, their spouse, and three children from the date of joining.

Specialization: Asset Development, Engine Development

Projects: Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Forza Horizon series, Hitman 2, Crackdown 3, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Hotshot Racing.

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Technicolor India

Technicolor India offers award-winning VFX services to the global entertainment, media, and advertising industries. The studio assists the company's global network, including The Mill, MPC, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games. The branch also engages employees in various activities such as marathons, video game competitions, and celebratory events.

Specialization: VFX, Animation, Asset Development

Projects: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, God of War, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto V, L.A. Noire, Mass Effect Series

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Zynga Bengaluru

Zynga’s branch is a part of Take-Two Interactive and focuses on developing freemium games for iOS and Android. Indian studio, situated in Bengaluru, creates and manages mobile and web titles. The branch comprises all the departments to full-cycle development. Though it may not be the most exciting work, the experience gained in that company will boost your international career.

Specialization: Full-cycle Mobile and Web Game Development

Projects: FarmVille series, Empires & Allies

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DNEG India

DNEG India specializes in visual effects, computer animation, and stereo conversion. Established through a merger of British firm Double Negative with Indian VFX company Prime Focus, DNEG India has branches in Mohali, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru. The company works on high-profile visual effects and animation projects, making it an excellent opportunity for those looking to enter Hollywood-grade filmmaking.

Specialization: Visual Effects (VFX), Animation, Stereo Conversion, Pre-Visualization, and Game Cinematics

Projects: Dune: Part Two, Oppenheimer, Tenet, Black Mirror, Avengers: Endgame, Bohemian Rhapsody

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Indian-Origin Companies

Little Red Zombies

Based in the tech industry hub of Hyderabad, Little Red Zombies Studios specializes in 3D character production for video games. With a focus on outfits, heads, hair, and creatures, the company has contributed significantly to AAA titles over the past 11 years. The studio operates within a 20,000-square-foot facility with production spaces, meeting rooms, lounges, and gaming areas.

Specialization: 3D Character Production

Projects: Horizon Forbidden West, The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima, Diablo II: Resurrected, Forza Horizon 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Control

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Lakshya Digital

Lakshya Digital, a subsidiary of the Keywords Group, has carved a niche in the gaming industry with its vast resources and flexibility. With Gurgaon, Pune, and Seattle studios, it collaborates with major game publishers and developers in the US, Japan, and Europe. Since 2004 Lakshya Digital has grown from a 10-person crew to over four hundred dedicated professionals.

Specialization: Game Art Creation, 3D Art and Animation

Projects: The Callisto Protocol, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Dauntless, Bloodborne, Uncharted 2, Just Cause 3, WWE 2K16

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With offices in Hyderabad, Japan, and Europe, Gameshastra is a versatile game company involved in testing, developing, and publishing games across various platforms, including dedicated gaming consoles and mobiles. The team comprises artists, engineers, and designers who have contributed to over 100 game titles in the last decade.

Specialization: Asset Development, Testing, Publishing, Art, and Programming Services

Projects: Mafia III, Train Simulator, Fishing Sim World, Civilization VI

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Founded in 2004, PixelTek initially worked on digital content for games, but shifted its focus in 2014 towards creating VR and AR-based immersive content for training and marketing. Their Pixelspray VR tool is utilized for automotive paintshop training by companies like Mahindra, Ford, and Citroen.

Specialization: Asset Development, VR and AR-based Content, UX/UI

Projects: Assassin’s Creed Series, Ghostbusters, iRacing, World in Conflict, ANNO 2070.

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Head Hoppers Studios

Operating out of Lucknow, Head Hoppers Studios is an outsourcing company specializing in  3D art production for video games and the 3D print industry. Head Hoppers has expertise in various 3D art production techniques, including character creation, optimized in-game models, and 3D-printed collectibles.

Specialization: 3D Art Production, Character Creation, Texturing

Projects: Back 4 Blood, Ghostbuster: Spirits Unleashed, Predator: Hunting Grounds

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Whitebud Studios

With headquarters in Bengaluru, Whitebud Studios is a collective of concept artists, 3D modelers, illustrators, and animators. With services ranging from game development, AR/VR/MR experiences, and Metaverse/NFT creation to animation and simulations, Whitebud Studios has preferred to work with international companies over local ones.

Specialization: Asset Development, Art & Design, AR/VR/MR Services, Animation, MMO Services

Projects: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Borderlands 3, Fallout 4, Payday 2

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ZVKY Design Studio

ZVKY Design Studio, based in Bengaluru, has a decade-long experience providing game art and development services. Established in 2009, ZVKY is a team of 3D and 2D artists and developers specializing in AAA video game art, animation, and integration solutions across platforms. Along with the co-development service, the company has its own QA department.

Specialization: 2D Art and Animation, 3D Game Art, Development Services, Integration Solutions

Projects: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty Cold War, CSR Racing 2.

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Established 17 years ago in Noida, Exigent3D is a small team mainly specializing in 3D Game Art and Animation. The company also boasts its level-design unit, which focuses on polishing geometry, textures, lighting, and effects after passing the playability tests. With a track record of partnering with the biggest video game publishers like Capcom and Activision, Exigent3D has created over 14k assets for 192 video games.

Specialization: 3D Game Art, 3D Animation, Rigging, Concept Art, Mixed Reality

Projects: Mortal Kombat series, The Outer Worlds, Skyforge, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, World of Tanks

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Scopely is an international company that has established a significant presence in India. It has a diverse game portfolio based on its proprietary Playgami platform. Scopely excels in game design, development, live operations, and marketing. The company also runs FLAMED, an in-house creative agency based in Barcelona, specializing in game advertising.

Reliance Games

Reliance Games operates outside India, the US, and the UK as a global player. It is involved in all facets of game development, from ideation to marketing. The company's team is skilled in quality assurance, business intelligence, and game data cloud services, completed by a marketing team that aggressively promotes its games.

Nukebox Studios

Based in Bengaluru, India, Nukebox Studios is a mobile gaming powerhouse crafting original free-to-play titles for a global audience. Its Food Truck Chef bagged Google’s 'Best Game of 2017' award and amassed over 30 million downloads. Nukebox also co-developed the award-winning SpongeBob Krusty Cook-Off alongside Tilting Point.


PlaySimple is dedicated to creating puzzle games and has a suite of titles, including Daily Themed Crossword, WordTrip, and WordJam. PlaySimple's tech and analytics department plays a crucial role in the growth of its games.


Games2Win boasts 500 million downloads and engages 15 million unique users monthly. The company focuses on creating game engines that can be used to develop multiple games. North America is their largest market, accounting for 50% of their downloads.

How to Get into the Game Industry?

Don’t know where to start? Check out our all-in-one guide on launching your career as a 3D artist in India. You’ll find myth-busting insights, job opportunities available for 3D artists, a job-portals overview, a collection of helpful resources, and a checklist to track your progress.

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