Video Game companies on Twitter

This past summer I made a blog post basically calling out video game companies for not being active in social media , specifically Twitter.  In that blog post you can find some tips/tutorials I gave for how to use social media, how to monitor, etc.   Please check it out if you’re interested in how I use Twitter at gamerDNA and how to use it to monitor your brand/company on Twitter/FriendFeed and blogs.

Luckily, since then a lot of game companies have signed up for twitter and they are using it for various purposes like personal use, advertising stuff they are doing(or worse..just using it as a way to post when they have a blog update via TwitterFeed integration), or even actively using it to interact with their customers/gamers and as a customer service tool.

Since things have changed since that August blog article and I haven’t really seen a list on the web somewhere of all the game companies on Twitter, I’ll try to start a list here.

Notice: Due to the popularity of this list I’ve decided to launch GameIndustryTweet.com .  If you’re looking for a list of Video Game Companies on Twitter please click here .

Please add me on Twitter to keep in touch and enjoy GameIndustryTweet.com !

Company I work for:

gamerDNA:

gamerDNA – Official Twitter account for gamerDNA

JRadoff – Jon Radoff, Founder and CEO of gamerDNA

SamHouston – Sam Houston (Me), Community Manager at gamerDNA

TrapperMarkelz – Trapper Markelz, VP of Product at gamerDNA

Duhame – Sean Duhame, Creative Director at gamerDNA

skio – Antares Meketa,  Social Media Engineer at gamerDNA

Colliny2k – Collin, Engineer at gamerDNA

FattyChubs – Stephen Sopp, Engineer at gamerDNA

Imran_Malek – Imran Malek, Product Specialist at gamerDNA

stealthbaz – Russell Miner, Engineer at gamerDNA

  • http://www.manifestgames.com bryan elliott

    Well done Sam! Look forward to staying connected.

    -Bryan

  • http://www.cuppycake.org Cuppycake

    There are a couple more of us from Metaplace on Twitter.

    m3mnoch is Christoper Chapman, Director of Web Development.

    fleck99pf is Patrick Ferland, Content Developer (and blogger at WorldIV)

  • http://www.qforq.com/blog QforQ

    Thanks Cuppy! They’ve been added! :)

  • http://www.gamerdna.com Trapper Markelz

    Yay! I made the QforQ who-is-who of gaming on Twitter! :) This could become a real resource.

  • http://www.platformnation.com Steve519

    Great list! Thanks for writing it and posting it.

  • http://www.kaosstudios.com/ KaosMitch

    Eeek, I’ve been outed! :)

    Thanks for the links!

  • http://twitter.com/tgn Manzi/TGN

    Sent a ton of people for you to add to the list, was going to make one myself but you beat me to it. :)

    http://twitter.com/tgn

  • http://www.twitter.com/markbuchholz Mark Buchholz

    Great list and thanks for posting it! Keep up the good work.

    – Mark

    http://www.twitter.com/markbuchholz

  • http://www.caffeinemonstersoftware.com/ Mo

    Nice list!
    If anyone is interested in following a one-man indie developer …
    http://www.twitter.com/caffeinemonster

  • http://thexboxdomain.com SourNotHardcore

    Very nice Sam. This list is way too pro.

    http://www.twitter.com/sournothardcore

  • Cheston

    Wow, very nice list! I’m impressed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/carakeithley Cara

    Great list, this is an excellent resource.

  • Retodon8

    Thanks for creating this list.

    (The link to the earlier article is broken; the word “blog/” shouldn’t be in there.)

  • Sachin

    Sam, you suck for not putting us on your list. :)

    @dawdledotcom
    @sachinag – Sachin Agarwal
    @jinton – Juan Inton
    @jcasimiro – John Casimiro
    @seth410 – Seth
    @BukolaE – Bukola and I’m not trying her last name from my iPhone
    @CameronBanga – duh

  • http://www.cuppycake.org Cuppycake

    Here are a few more:

    missdoomcookie – “Lindsay Morgan Lockhart, game designer at SOE on EQ2″
    feconix – Luke Sigmund, Senior Designer on Free Realms (doesn’t post much)
    Jopreacher – April Burba, formerly of NCSoft, now at an unnamed studio working on an unnamed project.
    jeremypreacher – Jeremy Preacher, former Community Manager for UO, now LFG
    LivingWorlds – Steve Williams, game designer at Cheyenne Mountain
    autenil – Josh Kriegshauser (spelling?) – Tech director on EQ2
    cjunior – Chris Junior, game designer at Ohai

  • Aether

    Well done Sam! This is a brilliant idea.

  • http://segonmedia.com Seg

    Here’s the studio I work for, Telltale Games.
    http://twitter.com/TelltaleGames

  • http://www.subreal.net Timothy Aste

    Hey Sam! We here at PushButton Labs use twitter a bunch (formerly folks of GarageGames, Dynamix/Sierra:

    @timaste
    @jefftunn
    @rickoman
    @seansulli
    @bengarney

    :)

  • http://www.ogmaster.com O.G.

    Thanks for this. Will be adding some. Funny how some of those twitters barely talk about games.

    Here’s mine for my gaming site:
    http://twitter.com/ogmaster

  • Ronny

    Great Post.
    Thanks a lot

  • http://www.coin-op.tv Rob from COIN-OP TV

    thanks for the reference list – if you decide to put together a list of Internet TV show hosts on the video game industry then please consider adding me!

    Rob (host COIN-OP TV)
    http://www.twitter.com/pennyman

  • http://kilianvalkhof.com Kilian Valkhof

    Cool list! You shouldn’t forget Ragnar Tornquist though, the maker of The Longest Journey, and Dreamfall.

  • http://www.stardock.com Spencer (@islanddog)

    Fantastic list Sam! Thanks for taking time to put this together.

  • http://www.360evolved.com JDB

    Great list! Thank you for posting this. We also posted it on our site to help spread the word!

  • http://www.xblaratings.com Jigsaw hc

    Yep. Great List.
    You could also add Valerie Cope from NinjaBee
    http://twitter.com/vcope

  • Thraka

    Kind of related: I follow twitter.com/amazongames since they post their video game deal of the day, as well as Wii and Wii Fit sales, plus some other stuff. They only post 1-2 times per day, so it’s not spammy.

  • Jorge

    http://twitter.com/9floating

    QA WW Director at EA. Very cool.

  • http://www.twitter.com/kewlrats Dalibor Dimovski

    Excellent list, Sam! Thanks!

  • http://www.exlibrisblog.com Lindsay Morgan

    Oh my, I was wondering why I had so many new followers, and now I see!

    :)

  • http://jforcegames.com/blog JForceGames

    Hey could you add ours? http://twitter.com/JForceGames

    Thanks. Though we haven’t been very active on it so far, mostly just posting blog updates, but that will change soon…

  • http://gamertag360.wordpress.com David Wylie

    Very useful; thanks for all your work!

  • http://www.streamingcolour.com Owen Goss

    Great idea! I run a small indie games studio (Streaming Colour Studios) out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My twitter is here, if anyone’s interested:
    http://twitter.com/OwenGoss

  • http://www.360prblog.com Elicia Basoli

    Awesome list Sam! This is a really great idea and resource :-)

  • Fred Zeleny

    Good idea, Sam! I really appreciate anything that helps people understand that behind every huge, intimidating studio is a horde of real, down-to-earth people.

    And, to support that, here’s my info:
    http://twitter.com/fizzbang
    Fred Zeleny, Designer, Bethesda Softworks

  • http://www.thesafehouse.org Fricka

    FYI, you have a typo in Hartsman’s listing (first word, though the url is still correct).

    Nice list, I see more than a few folks have been “outed” 😉

    I’m http://twitter.com/Fricka if you start listing gaming community website staff

  • http://byteclub.com Peter

    Our little iPhone game company is on twitter too: http://twitter.com/byteclub

    Cheers!

  • Megan

    I’m a game dev with an inoffensive twitter that doesn’t talk about my work ever, but I’d be happy to throw my twitter into the pile. :)

    http://twitter.com/ghost_girl13
    Megan Sawyer, Environment Artist @ Bethesda Softworks.

  • http://www.gamedevelopers.ie clevercelt

    This is a truly great post Sam, good to see you being the first at something worthwhile.

    Me I’m an oldtimer grumpy game developer / designer / program manager, working for dime.ie moved from consoles and platform holders to independent research, dev, consulting, writing and generally giving out about stuff, my general twitter for anyone interested is:

    http://twitter.com/clevercelt

  • http://www.popcap.com Bart

    PopCap Online Marketing Director. Feel free to add my information to the list.

    http://twitter.com/LBB

  • Ian

    Great idea Sam.

    http://twitter.com/ian_cummings
    Lead designer for Madden 2010.

  • Kevling

    Not tweeting much at the moment, but Media Molecule’s Alex Evans is @mmalex

  • http://gamelayers.com/ Justin Hall

    Great idea! Here’s a few more folks:

    http://twitter.com/Harvey1966 – Harvey Smith from Ion Storm

    http://twitter.com/pahlkadot – Jen Pahlka from the GDC

    http://twitter.com/bluefintoro – Alan Yu from ng: moco, EA, the GDC
    ng: moco has an account too: http://twitter.com/ngmoco

    https://twitter.com/Endless_Summer is Austin Grossman from the Looking Glass team

    I’m part of the PMOG game development team; I’m at http://twitter.com/jah and PMOG runs a feed from http://twitter.com/PMOG

    I get most of my best links from following folks on Twitter – thanks for giving some more good folks here!

  • http://blog.liondart.com Leonardo Falaschini

    Hello World, I’m Lead Artist at Three Melons, and I would be glad to be added to the list. 😀

    http://twitter.com/liondart

  • http://www.fatfoogoo.com Dan Taylor

    Wow man – excellent work!

    me: http://www.twitter.com/mountaindan
    and the company I work with: http://www.twitter.com/fatfoogoo

    Looking forward to meeting ya’ll! :)

  • Stephen

    I just wanted to warn the unsuspecting visitors of this blog: There are things on Shawn Elliott’s Twitter that one cannot unsee. Be careful out there friends.

  • http://twitter.com/Monogamie Monogamie

    Hi. Fantastic list.

    One more for EA Mobile:
    http://twitter.com/Monogamie

  • http://www.markeedragoninc.com Marcus Eikenberry

    Excellent list indeed.

  • http://www.vindicia.com Jeremy Nusser

    I’ll continue the congratulation flow – awesome stuff, but you’re missing a few of Vindicia’s customers. We manage the billing and fraud for online games and virtual worlds.

    Cryptic Studios – @CrypticStudios

    Outspark Dev Team
    @Poshy – Front End Designer
    @reebosak
    @themilesfiles
    @deemac5

    Keep up the good work,
    @jnusser

  • rommy

    Hey Sam, Make sure you check out http://wefollow.com for a comprehensive list of game companies and bloggers. Tag search for games, gaming, videogames.

  • PaulZR

    What is up!

  • http://www.gamepro.com GamePro

    Sam,

    Thanks for great thought leadership for gaming in social media.  What do you think of the twitter lists for gaming?  Our video game list at http://twitter.com/GamePro/videogames is trying to be a great live news/thought feed on gaming through twitter.

  • http://www.activegamingmedia.com Anthony

    Active Gaming Media http://www.activegamingmedia.con (game localization) is also on Twitter
    http://twitter.com/gamedebug

  • http://www.activegamingmedia.com Anthony

    http://twitter.com/gamedebug
    Active Gaming Media

    Sorry for the previous post -_-

  • http://dontyouwishitwereyou@gmail.com HakTrouro

    Ahoy members, long time browser first time poster here

    happy to be a member, and I’m keen to begin getting more active here

    For now take a look at my page http://www.collabbook.org/cheaparticlewriters/?p=5

  • The Master

    Game industry journalist for Thunderbolt Games, active tweeter:
    http://www.twitter.com/Joshua_Luke