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63 Companies
Lightstream
Cloud • Gaming
Our mission is to build creative software that enables anyone to easily share their talent and creativity with the world. We do things a bit differently and have big ideas for the future of live streaming. We are starting with a simple, web-based broadcast studio powered by the cloud.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
401(K) Matching
+15
12
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Omnetrium
Cloud • Fintech
Omentrium is an innovative cloud-based software platform to radically enable financial health for all with prize-linked savings programs. We partner with banks across the U.S. to drive organic customer growth and inspire customer engagement. Join us! We are at the exciting intersection of a tremendous social and commercial good in the U.S.!

Company Equity
Flexible Work Schedule
3
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
SteelSeries
Gaming • Hardware
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, including headsets, keyboards, mice, controllers, software and gaming surfaces.
50
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Camelot Illinois
eCommerce • Gaming
Camelot Illinois has been awarded the contract as the new private manager of the Illinois Lottery. The company is restoring transparency, integrity and responsibility to the Illinois Lottery. In partnership with the state, Camelot will operate a modern lottery that truly benefits the people of Illinois.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
+14
88
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Stern Pinball
Gaming • Virtual Reality
Stern Pinball offers a full line of commercial and consumer pinball games, merchandise, parts and accessories that are sold to pinball operators, enthusiasts and fans around the globe.
Chewy Software LLC
Gaming • Mobile
Chicago
Location
IRL Trivia
Gaming • Mobile
IRL Trivia is an interactive game that mixes trivia and spontaneous team challenges to create real connections and unforgettable moments — all while capturing the fun in photos and video.
Chicago
Location
Vusion Technologies LLC (PlayMe)
Gaming • Mobile
We are a startup located in the 1871 incubator in Chicago. Our current focus is on our mobile app, PlayMe, where users can participate in head-to-head photo competitions, add entry fees to win cash prizes, and cash out directly to their bank accounts!
1
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Level Ex
Gaming • Healthtech
Level Ex unites award-winning game developers with expert surgeons from leading academic hospitals to create professional video games for physicians. The company’s mobile app, VR, and AR experiences present scenarios to diagnose and perform procedures on life-like virtual patients to advance decision-making skills with real patients.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
+16
40
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Exantra World
Fitness • Gaming
Exantra is the first fitness RPG that utilizes wearable tech to bring you immediate earnings for your gym efforts.
3
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Besst
Gaming • Mobile
Besst is a platform that helps you have fun competing with your friends. Make bets wagering social media incentives instead of money.

Company Equity
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
+5
Chicago
Location
Red Fog LLC
Blockchain • Fintech
Cryptocurrency is a modern alternative to money, with many unique advantages. But to start learning these benefits is risky if your first step is buying it. Red Fog offers free-to-play crypto games within a diverse social community. Expand your knowledge as you rise to higher skill levels, progressively unlocking new coins and prizes.

Friends outside of work
Team based strategic planning
Flexible Work Schedule
Unlimited Vacation Policy
+4
6
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Phosphor Game Studio
Gaming • Virtual Reality
Best known for the critically acclaimed games “Dark Meadow”, “Horn” and the worldwide hit VR experience “The Brookhaven Experiment”, Phosphor Studios has been consistently evolving and growing, working to take their projects to new levels across platforms and genres. Phosphor Studios is innovating across a new spectrum of digital experiences...
Chicago
Location
Gamerjibe
Gaming • Social Media
Gamerjibe is the next-generation social network for gamers. We're building the web platform for gamers to connect with one another and brands through virtual communities. Gamers can find and chat with like-minded peers, stay up-to-date with community announcements and events, and discover promotions.
Chicago
Location
Jackbox Games Inc.
Gaming • Mobile
Jackbox Games, formerly Jellyvision Games, is a developer and publisher of games on major gaming platforms and home entertainment devices. The studio is best known for comedic party games like YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, and their recent Kickstarter-funded hit Quiplash. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK has been called “the greatest quiz-show game ever made”...
21
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Lucki
AdTech • Gaming

Lucki is a mobile app where people play mini-games of chance to win prizes like gift cards and discounts to their favorite stores and restaurants.

2
Local Employees
Fandium™
Gaming

The Fandium™ mobile and Facebook app is the all-inclusive social destination for sports fans to get the real story from inside and around the stadium with aggregated, fan-generated content to create the ultimate game-day experience, whether they’re in the crowd or on the couch.

Fandium aggregates hashtag and geo-specific content from every major...

5
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
WillowFlare
Gaming
At Willowflare, we are invested in your mobile gaming experience. Not only are our games high-quality, they are made by people who truly value your feedback and will actively implement your suggestions. We want to reward you for the significance of your ideas and believe this is the perfect community for you to have a truly customized gaming...
12 Gauge Studios
Agency • Gaming

Game development studio

MobileX Labs
AdTech • Gaming

MobileX Labs (MXL) is an uber fast growing app solutions company based in Chicago, IL. We currently operate under 3 company divisions.

Nativ App Builder 
Websites are great, but Apps are better. Apps are the best way to get tailored content at your fingertips. Whether you're a musician looking to grow your fanbase or a small business-owner looking...

17
Local Employees
Chicago
Location

Gaming Jobs in Chicago

Graphic Designer (Contract)

Lightstream
Chicago
19 hours ago
+16
You have a strong online portfolio that showcases your creative thinking, unique sense of style, and that you have the design skills to execute. Clear grasp of design fundamentals (hierarchy, color, typography, etc). You understand the technical side of exporting production-ready graphics. You have a knack for getting the best looking image with the smallest file size, know when to use RGB vs CMYK, and what file format is best for the situation. You know Photoshop and Illustrator (or Sketch) like the back of your hand. Experience with other Adobe Creative Suite software is a cherry on top. Have the ability to creatively amplify a design while staying on brand. You’re open to feedback and aren’t afraid to speak up if you see an area where something could be better. Everyone on our team is constantly looking to improve and we don’t settle for version 1. You enjoy the freedom, and respect the responsibility, to self-manage and follow through on projects with little oversight.

Site Reliability Engineer

Lightstream
Chicago
1 day ago
+16
Lightstream is building the future of live video production. Since 2014, we have been building a cloud-based livestreaming studio with the goal of removing all the technical hurdles and putting advanced production capabilities in the hands of beginners. Today, we have thousands of creators streaming with Lightstream Studio for thousands of hours every day. We have partnered with Microsoft to offer Lightstream Studio to millions of Xbox and

Software Program Manager

SteelSeries
Chicago
1 week ago
SteelSeries is looking for a Software Program Manager to help develop world class gaming products.  We are looking for someone that will play an important role in our product development and has a serious passion for gaming, technology, and software development.   As a Software Program Manager, you will: Lead our developers, testers, designers, and analysts to deliver great software and firmware on time, on budget, and with the committed

Front-End Software Engineer

Jackbox Games Inc.
Chicago
1 week ago
​​​​​​​Please read this whole job description before applying Jackbox Games is best known for its rapidly expanding catalog of critically acclaimed party games including Quiplash, Drawful, Fibbage, You Don’t Know Jack and The Jackbox Party Packs (1-5). We make party games where players interact with a game being displayed on a big screen using their phones or tablets as controllers. While our games are often played at home in small groups of 2

Senior Software Engineer - Web

Lightstream
Chicago
1 week ago
+16
This position will participate in all aspects of the development lifecycle - from specification through development all the way to production, you will have a directly impact our products. Most importantly, as we are a startup, you must be comfortable balancing business needs and time-to-market, and willing to make the appropriate trade-offs where necessary.