This is a living list of game companies known to hire Games User Research and UX Professionals. They are listed in no particular order and are based all over the world. They are not meant to be understood as current vacancies. This list was originally compiled by David Sinclair.

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Company
Job Title
Location
Notes
2K GamesUX DesignerNovato, California, U.S.A.
5th CellUX DesignerBellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
ActivisionUX ResearcherSanta Monica, California, U.S.A.
Amazon Game StudiosUX DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A
Amazon Game StudiosUX DesignerIrvine, California, U.S.A.
Amazon Game StudiosPlayer Research EngineerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A
Amazon Game StudiosPlayer Research EngineerIrvine, California, U.S.A.
Area 52 GamesUX/UI DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.Requires production quality artwork
Battlecry StudiosUX DesignerAustin, Texas, U.S.A.Game UI Design
Big FishUX DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.
BigpointUX ArchitextHamburg, GermanyThis is a platform design role.
BiowareUX DesignerAlberta, CanadaSeems like Bioware requires UX designers to touch both web and games
BlizzardUX DesignerIrvine, California, U.S.A.This is a tools and platform role.
BlizzardUX ResearcherIrvine, California, U.S.A.
BungieUX DesignerBellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
BungieUser ResearcherBellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
CCP GamesUX DesignerIceland
Capcom VancouverUX DesignerVancouver, Canada.Involves game design
Carbine StudiosUX DesignerOrange County, California, U.S.A.
Certain AffinityUX DesignerAustin, Texas, U.S.A.
Crystal DynamicsUser ResearchRedwood City, California, U.S.A.Part of Square Enix
CrytekUX DesignerFrankfurt, Germany
DICEGames User ResearcherSweden
DayBreakUser DesignerSan Diego, California, United StatesPlatform & supporting websites
Deep Silver VolitionPlayer Experience ResearcherChampaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
Disney InteractiveUser ResearcherGlendale, California, U.S.A.
Disney InteractiveUX DesignerGlendale, California, U.S.A.
DropForge GamesUI/UX DesignerSeattle, U.S.A.New studio.
EAUX ResearcherRedwood City, California, U.S.A.
EAUX DesignerRedwood City, California, U.S.A.
Eidos MontrealUser ResearchMontreal, CanadaPart of Square Enix
Epic GamesUX DesignerCary, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Epic GamesUX ResearcherCary, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Freestyle GamesUX DesignerLeamington Spa, England.
Freestyle GamesUX DesignerLeamington Spa, England
GREEUX DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
GaikaiUI/UX DesignerAliso Viejo, California, USAPart of Sony Computer Entertainment
Game Closure/Weeby.coUX DesignerMountain View, California, U.S.A.HTML5 game creation and publishing Tools
Game DuellUX ExpertBerlin, GermanyOnline Platform
Game DuellUX ExpertBerlin, Germany
GamehouseUX DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.Online Platform
GameloftUX DesignerParis, France
GamesysUX/Games DesignerLondon, England
Glu MobileUI/UX DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Good Old Games (gog.com)IU/UX DesignerWarsaw, Poland.Working on GOG.com!
Goodgame StudiosUX DesignerHamburg, GermanySeems to file UX under “conversion” in their company structure
Guerrilla GamesUX DesignerAmsterdam, Holland
HarmonixUX SpecialistCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
HarmonixPlaytest CoordinatorCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.There’s also an assistant role attached to this position.
IO InteractiveUser ResearchCopenhagen, DenmarkPart of Square Enix
ImmersyveUX ResearcherCelebration, Florida, U.S.A.External Agency
Infinity WardUX DesignerLos Angeles, U.S.A.
InnoGamesUI/UX DesignerHamburg, Germany
JagexUX/Games DesignerCambridge, EnglandJagex appears to utilise UX designers in the design of their games
KabamUX DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
KixeyeUser Research AnalystSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
KixeyeUX DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Linden LabUX DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.Not sure if they are working in the games industry anymore
LogitechUX ResearcherLausanne, Switzerland
Massive (Ubisoft)UI DesignerMalmö, SwedenGame IxD
Media MoleculeUX DesignerGuildford, England
Microsoft StudiosUser ResearcherRedmond, Washington, U.S.A.
Microsoft StudiosUser ResearcherLondon, England
Mind CandyUX DesignerLondon, England
MonolithUI/UX DesignerKirkland, Washington, U.S.A.
Natural MotionUX ExpertOxford, England.
Natural MotionUX ExpertLondon, England
Natural MotionUX ExpertBrighton, England.
Natural MotionUX ExpertSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Nintendo of AmericaUX DesignerRedmond, Washington, U.S.A.
NvidiaUX DesignerSanta Clara, California, U.S.A.
Obsidian EntertainmentUI/UX DesignerOrange County, California, U.S.A.
Oculus VRUX DesignerIrvine, California, U.S.A.
Pik PokUX ExpertWellington, New Zealand.
Player ResearchUser ResearcherBrighton, England
Popcap GamesUX DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.Requires lots of visual design experience
Raven SoftwareUX DesignerMadison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Red 5 StudiosUX/UI DesignerIrvine, California, U.S.A.Visual design skills required
Respawn EntertainmentUI/UX DesignerCaliforniaWork on Titanfall
Riot GamesUX DesignerLos Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Riot GamesUX ResearcherLos Angeles, California, U.S.A.
RovioInteraction DesignerEspoo, FinlandGame Design
ScopelyUX ResearcherCulver City, CA
ScopelyUX DesignerCulver City, CA
SGNUI/UX DesignerLos Angeles, California, U.S.A.
ShiverUI/UX DesignerMiami, Florida, U.S.A.
Sony Computer EntertainmentUser ResearcherGreat Marlborough Street, London, EnglandLarge centralised operation for SCE’s worldwide projects
Sony Computer EntertainmentUser ResearcherSan Mateo, California, U.S.A.Large centralised operation for SCE’s worldwide projects
Sony Network EntertainmentUX ProducerLos Angeles, California, U.S.A.Sony is so big it makes sense to treat the different divisions as different companies.
TapjoyUser Experience DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A.
TencentUser ResearcherShenzhen, Guangdong, China
The BehemothUser ResearcherSan Diego, California, U.S.A.The Behemoth has a ‘Director of Usability & Testing’
Travian GamesUX DesignerMunich, Germany
Trendy EntertainmentUX DesignerGainesVille, Florida, U.S.A.
Treyarch™UX DesignerSanta Monica, California, U.S.A.
Trion WorldsUX DesignerRedwood City, California, U.S.A.
UbisoftUser ResearcherMontreal, CanadaUbisoft have about 80 staff working in user research.
UbisoftUser ResearcherParis, FranceUbisoft have about 80 staff working in user research.
UbisoftUser Researcher Shanghai, China Ubisoft have about 80 staff working in user research.
Undead LabsUX DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.
United Front GamesUX DesignerVancouver, Canada.
UnityUX/UI DesignerSan Francisco, California, U.S.A. With some visual design
User BehavioristicsUsability ConsultantMarina Del Ray, California, U.S.A.
ValveInteraction DesignerBellevue, Washington, U.S.A.Valve appears to invest heavily in UX and hires a variety of specialist pros
ValvePsychologistBellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
ValveExperimental PsychologistBellevue, Washington, U.S.A.
Vanguard GamesUX DesignerAmsterdam, Netherlands
WargamingUX DesignerMinsk, Belarus
Warner Brothers GamesUser ResearcherKirkland, Washington, U.S.A.
YagerUX DesignerBerlin, Germany
Z2 GamesUI/UX DesignerSeattle, Washington, U.S.A.Requires production quality visual design skills
ustwo™Interaction DesignerLondon, Englandustwo™ is a digital agency that has a dedicated games division