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Top 10 Game Development Companies in Pakistan

The digital era is advancing vastly and so the e-sport player in the world. There are 2.2 billion mobile gamers worldwide in 2020. It is about 28% of the world’s population. China and the United States is the leading game development market in the world. In Pakistan, there is a huge change in technology and the mobile games development sector over the last couple of years. Different incubation centers are working with the Government for the development of the IT sector in Pakistan. The Pakistani youths are also taking initiatives for the development of local gaming industries as well as creating their names in the field of 3d animations and visual effects on an international level.  The youth of Pakistan are masters in animations and the gaming industry. There are a number of top game development companies in Pakistan mainly in Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi. Here we will talk about the best gaming companies in Pakistan.

List of Top 10 Game Development Companies in Pakistan

Currently, there are 200+ game development companies in Pakistan, here is a list of the 10 most exciting ones along with the company’s LinkedIn profile link and company’s direct website link.

  1. MIND STORM STUDIOS
  2. WE R PLAY
  3. OZI TECHNOLOGY
  4. TRANGO INTERACTIVE
  5. MIZO STUDIOS
  6. FRAG GAMES
  7. SABLO STUDIO
  8. APTECHMEDIA
  9. GALASSIA STUDIOS
  10. SKIPPY APPS

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1.MINDSTORM STUDIOS

Mindstorm-Studios

Mindstorm Studios is the best game development company based in Lahore, Pakistan. They’re focused on making awesome games for mobile platforms. Mindstorm Studios was founded in 2006 by a handful of talented people who sought to create quality experiences in gaming development.

They’ve developed some astonishing games such as the Cricket Revolution, the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 title Cricket Power, the #1 title on the App Store Whacksy Taxi as well as the outstanding strategy games War Inc. and Swords and Sorcery and social games Mafia Farm and Kingdom of Heroes, and have even made their mark on the Asia Pacific ICT Awards in 2009. Mindstorm Studios is also partnered with Lion Studios, one of the world’s leading mobile game publishers, and is headquartered in San Francisco with development in Lahore. Their apps and games have been downloaded over 100 million times globally with #1 worldwide chart-toppers like Super Salon, Flick Pool, and Alliance Wars.

 Mindstorm Studios has an ambitious and highly skilled team that believes in dedication and finesse and is always working on exciting new technologies to bring games that are simply amazing.

2. we.R.play

we.R.play

we.R.play is one of the leading game development companies in Pakistan. We.R.play was founded back in August 2010 by Mohsin Afzal and Waqar Azim and based in the capital city, Islamabad.  

we.R.Play partners with various other companies, including PocketGems, Zynga, RockYou, Kiwi, Disney Interactive, Chillingo, Chimera Entertainment, Namco Bandai, Mighty Play, and more. It is also an indie game developer and its games have been downloaded over 5 million times across window, iOS, and Android platforms. we.R.Play games have been featured multiple times by Apple and Google on their stores in various categories such as “Best New Games” and “New & Noteworthy”.

 3. OZI Technology

OZI-technology

OZI Technology is the largest mobile games publishers of Pakistan headquartered in Lahore, with 100 million monthly active users. They develop various systems of products that satisfy different needs, ensuring useful and meaningful experiences for esports players. Their understanding of the mobile gaming industry and web-based technology empowers them to bring a level of expertise like no one else in gaming sectors in Pakistan. OZI Technology develops mobile apps, mobile games, and also deals in client services.

4, TRANGO INTERACTIVE

TRANGO-iNTERACTIVE

TRANGO INTERACTIVE is an independent game development company with an office in Islamabad and California and focuses on PC and Mobile Game Development. Their aim is to produce unique interactive experiences based on the optimum mix of technology, art, and design.

Trango has been listed in the Red Herring Asia 100 list and has worked on campaigns for some of the top Game Development and Publishing companies in the world. Trango is worked with some of the top brands in the world such as Lexus, Audi, Blackberry, Scion, Nike, Hyundai, UPS, Tomb Raider: Legend, and Discovery Channel.

5. Mizo Studio

Mizo-Studio

Mizo Studio is one of the best gaming companies in Pakistan. They develop world-class 3D mobile games, mostly ranked amongst the top 100 globally. Mizo Studio has over 200 million downloads on different platforms over a span of a few years. They are a fast-growing, Pakistan-based company, with a presence in the UK and Singapore. The organization believes in original content creation thriving on work-hard-play-hard culture.

Having management with illustrious global exposure and academics from leading universities across the globe, Mizo Studio aspires to make its mark in the global mobile gaming industry.

6. Frag Games

Frags-Games

Frags Games is also on our list of top game development companies in Pakistan. Founded in 2013, FRAG Games is a mobile gaming company working on 3d social games and has also developed over 40 top-notch projects for clients around the world. They develop games in unity and unreal engine 4 for different platforms like Android, iOS, and PC and now working on the console.

Frag Games have grown to 250% of their starting size, at a sustained and steady rate, and are still expanding both of their team and revenue.

7. Sablo Studio

Sablo-Studio

Sablo Studio is an independent game development company from Lahore, Pakistan. Since founded in 2013, Sablo Studio has become one of the most recognized mobile game developers in the world. Sablo Studios is a fast-growing app developer’s team from Pakistan with global reach. They design, develop, test, and publish an extensive range of games adventure several genres like casual, puzzle, arcade, etc. Sablo Studio mainly focuses on next-generation games like Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality.

Sablo Studio has a unique combination of disciplines, including cutting-edge artwork and animation skills, and an inclusive hold of 2D, 3D, and virtual gaming technologies. They have over 55 million downloads on the Google play store.

8. APTECHMEDIA

Aptechmedia

Founded in 2016 by a team of top-notch developers in the gaming industry, Aptechmedia is one of the best gaming companies in Pakistan. Aptechmedia is an Apps – Website – Games services and Products Company, with over 10 Million downloads for Games and Apps in Google Play store and iOS platform. They have worked with 50+ clients around the world. Team Aptechmedia worked with UNHCR, Pakistan Air Force, and Companies from the US, Europe, and Middle East delivering AAA products and services.

Aptechmedia tops the Game Launcher competition organized by Telenor Velocity in Google Singapore. APtechmedia also participated in IGDA Pakistan Global Game Jam 2020 and ends as a runner-up. As a company, its mission is to provide its customers with an innovative experience, of the highest quality and based on a responsible policy. Pursuing continuous improvement based on innovation, creativity, teamwork, and values that allow them to lead their company to the highest level in the information technology market in Pakistan.

9. Galassia Studios

Galassia-Studios

Founded in 2014, Galassia Studios is a mobile games development company in Lahore Pakistan. Galassia Studios is a game company focusing on game design, level design, and mechanics that rival the best in the industry and develop quality games that can entertain all age groups.

Employing professional developers and artists enables them to be at the forefront of Game Design; enhancing user retention and enacting sound monetization strategies. Today we have a dynamic team of around 50 individuals across the globe.

10. Skippy Apps

Skippy-apps

Skippy Apps was founded in 2014, headquartered in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, and Australia. Skippy Apps is an international game development company that makes Mobile Games and Apps and are the 1st to pioneer and make those games in VR and AR to the highest quality of graphics.

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That’s our list of top 10 game development companies in Pakistan. Apart from these gaming companies our Pakistani youth showcasing their talents on international platforms in Visual effects and 3d animations. We mention some talented Pakistanis who worked in Hollywood movies as Visual effects or 3d animated artists.

  • Muqeem Khan was the first Pakistani to work in the Hollywood industry for visual effects in 1996. His renowned works feature in Hollywood movies like Flubber, George of the Jungle, and Armageddon.
  • Hameed Shaukat is a US-born Pakistani who has won an Emmy award in the category of Main Title Design for the most popular TV show “Games of Thrones”
  • Mir Zafar Ali is the first Pakistani to have won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 2008 in “The Golden Compass”. He earned his second Oscar award for the movie “Life of Pi”, and then next year he won his third academy award for the animated movie “Frozen”. He also worked in other Hollywood movies such as “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Spider-Man 3” and “Ghost Rider”.
  • Novaira Masood is a software engineer who has worked on visual effects for some of the most popular Hollywood films, like “A Christmas Carol”, “Thor”, “Transformers 3” and “Jack the Giant Slayer”.
  • Laraib Atta, daughter of Attaullah Khan Essa Khelvi, began her career in Hollywood as Pakistan’s youngest and exceptional VFX artist at the age of 19. Her work featured in popular movies such as 10,000 BC, The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, Godzilla, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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