Who We Are

Schell Games is a full-service game development company, which specializes in transformational games and innovative, interactive experiences. Founded in 2002 by world-class game designer and esteemed author Jesse Schell, we are one of the largest independent game studios in the US.

Our expertise ranges from mobile and virtual reality games to interactive installations and theme park attractions.

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Our talented artists, engineers, producers, and game designers work closely together to create transformative experiences.

Our leaders are industry veterans who understand the value of a diverse and cohesive organization. We empower our team to create meaningful and transformative experiences and, in doing so, make the world a better place.

With expertise in all areas of game programming, our engineers are adept at writing code from scratch as well as working with middleware and existing tools. Our flexibility allows us to partner with our clients to determine the best technology plan that enables the successful execution of each project.

Our production staff works together with the team to ensure our projects are on time and on budget. We value an iterative process, transparency among team members and clients, and embracing change at any point in development. Above all else, producers clear roadblocks so team members can focus on their craft.

Our audio team works together with the designers, engineers, and artists to create a fully cohesive and engaging audio experience. They specialize in creating deep, immersive music soundscapes, environmental and ambient sound effects, and memorable character voices.

Our QA staff works to assess the stability and usability of our experiences. They ensure adherence to the functional requirements outlined by internal teams and clients.

Our writers partner with internal teams and clients to create dialogue and narratives that delight players, while providing a conceptual framework appropriate for the gameplay.

Assessment is a vital part of transformational experiences. Our Educational Research staff collaborates with internal and external teams and subject matter experts to determine the best ways to design, program, observe, measure, analyze, and interpret changes in the player.

Our artists honor the unique aesthetic vision of each project and work to make all aspects of the experience beautiful. The team is comprised of 2D/conceptual artists, 3D modelers, technical and effects artists, and animators.

Our game designers combine diverse perspectives from many fields such as education, entertainment, early childhood development, psychology, architecture, history, economics, anthropology, and much more. They take great pride in crafting experiences that delight and engage while ultimately achieving transformational goals.


Schell Games believes that success in life and work are interdependent.  We are committed to providing our employees with a culture that allows them to be their best creative selves by fostering an environment of shared mission and values, continuous learning, engagement, and productivity.

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