zGames is a game development studio active in the mobile gamedev space since 2008. We have offices in Houston, TX, and in Europe which allows us working conveniently with clients from North America, UK and Europe, and even Japan. Our team blends problem-solving with entertainment and education. We've delivered a number of multi-platform games in a number of popular gaming genres — from casual games to augmented reality to educational apps and gamblified apps for mobile and custom devices — for some of the world-renowned game producers and publishers in the USA and Europe.

We spent the past 12 months expanding our expertise in advanced game design to support Game-as-a-Service model. We are proficient in Unity development. We know the tools and crucial metrics, in terms of both player engagement and retention and server-side performance, and provide analytical support. We deliver the full-cycle service: from art concepts and prototype to post-release support and building communities around new games before they hit the store. 

Fast Facts

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9 years in mobile game design and development and dozens of completed gaming projects, both proprietary titles and contract work

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Successful collaboration with the world-leading publishers, including Atari, Taito, and Big Fish, as well as gaming professionals and emerging stars

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Сreative team with a full set of capabilities in-house: Game Designers, 2D artists, 3D Modelers, Sound Engineers, Game Developers, and QA Engineers

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Extensive experience in Unity programming, multiplatform game development, server side development, and integration with 3rd party services

Services

We provide full-cycle game design and development services — from initial concept to prototyping to wireframing to graphical design through to coding, testing, and optimization — to deliver full-featured games utilizing the most relevant technology for game mechanics. Often our clients inquire to develop a detailed game design document as a first step which is our strong area of expertise, too. Separately, we provide game art design as a service to clients with insufficient art design capabilities in-house. zGames artistic crew have 2D and pseudo 3D game art design — from concept art through objects and UI to characters of any style — at their fingertips.

We have experince of delivering large-size game products with 20+ developers working for 10+ months in a row. A dedicated development team of this size is capable to work on GaaS-projects, often peer-to-peer multiplayer functionality, player-to-player connectivity. Such products require frequent updates, social networking and community management, accurate analytics and balancing.  We've touched upon some of our best practices in building mixed genre game-as-a-service products in a recent article.  

THE TEAM

zGames is a vibrant team of gaming professionals who made their childhood's hobby their job. Inspired, hard-working, dedicated, they work no rest for the weary to design and develop awesome games for our clients and their audiences. We encourage you to learn more about zGames' managers and tech leads, and meet the team. There is a whole bunch of 30 more zGamers behind these leaders: skilled and talented Unity developers, quality assurance engineers, artists and project managers. Contemplating a new big hit? Let these guys knock it out of the park!

Chris Howard

CEO and owner

Handy about creating multimillion companies out of imagination, curiosity, and creativity from scratch. A confirmed gamer and businessman. An exemplary dreamer and philanthropist, getting his game on.

Chris Howard
 

Andrew

Game Designer

Game designer with 2+ years’ experience in game development, armed with an impetuous flight of ideas and conceptions. Gamification and level-design fighter. Exquisitely accomplished 5 mature projects.

Andrew
 

Artyom

Lead Developer

Lead game developer, utterly ingenious in architecture design. Builds unimaginable widgets from Uinity3D, Cocos2D/Box2D, and iOS matter. GRASP and GOF patterns conqueror, a wide line profiling tutoring wizard.

Artyom
 

Ivan

Lead Developer

Lead developer, multi-platform juggler. Game controllers and Android Lord. Virtual reality and Unity3D virtuoso. Capable of saving the planet driving his OUYA.

Ivan
 

Chris Howard
CEO and Owner

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Game designer

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Lead developer

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