Get winning talent for your gaming needs.

Aquent Games is the #1 partner in the video game industry for studios and talent alike. Today’s leading AAA game studios trust us to recruit, staff, and employ the highly specialized talent they need. Aquent Games is powered by the largest staffing firm in the marketing, creative, and experience design space, recruiting and supporting A-players and making unparalleled matches for 35 years.

How we help AAA franchises

  • Connect you with experienced, cutting-edge video gaming talent.
  • Help you scale teams up or down to respond to game cycles, title releases, changing priorities, or market conditions.
  • Address a variety of workforce needs through Staffing & Recruiting, Employer of Record (for self-sourced talent and internships), and Studio Services.

Trusted by the best.

“Basically from day one, Aquent has been a sincere partner in our business success. Infinitely patient, accommodating, and proactive in terms of service and follow-through, I can sincerely say we couldn’t do it without Aquent...” Lindsey, The Initiative
“Aquent has been a fantastic partner for us in sourcing and managing unique talent for our team. I’m especially grateful for the support and attention they provide, and their understanding that talent are people, not just resources.”Graeme, Xbox Game Studios
“My experience working with Aquent was nothing but positive! The staff and team were always kind and available whenever I had any questions. It was a privilege and I'd recommend Aquent to anyone thinking about joining a game studio in partnership with them.”Patrick, The Initiative
“Aquent is always looking out for my needs, and solving my issues quickly and professionally. A++”Nick, The Coalition
“Aquent has always been very helpful with any needs or questions! I always feel like I have someone to reach out to in order to make my job more comfortable and manageable. I would recommend Aquent to anyone who's looking for an easy, efficient, and seamless work experience!”Cindy, Turn 10 Studios

Access the hottest opportunities and work on the biggest titles.

From Minecraft to Halo, Forza to Perfect Dark, our talent work on some of the most popular games in the world. Get considered for multiple roles and client studios, and choose your own adventure for your career.

Gaming roles we fill.

What it takes to create and market the best gameplay experiences has a lot in common with what it takes to be a successful gamer—you need talent, skills, speed, and experience. We have them all.

Art & Creative

It’s a given that your game is going to look and feel amazing.

Example Roles:

  • 3D Artist / Modeler
  • Character Artist
  • Cinematic Artist
  • Content / Copywriter
  • Environment Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Lighting Artist
  • Narrative Designer
  • Producer
  • Product Designer
  • Product Development
  • Summer Art Associate (Interns)
  • Technical Artist
  • UX Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Video Production

Engineering

You don’t just play a game. You experience it.

Example Roles:

  • Animation Engineer
  • Build Engineer
  • Character Rigger
  • Gameplay Engineer
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • World Builder

Technical

Bringing it all together on time and above expectations.

Example Roles:

  • Data Analyst
  • QA Tester
  • Release Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Software Development Engineer and Test
  • Support Analyst

How we work together.

Understand your needs

Whether it’s an individual talent, a team of talent, a managed contractor program, or an outsourced project, we work with you to understand challenges, constraints, and desired outcomes. We build you the right solution every time.

Recruit and vet

Our recruiters identify talent for your unique needs leveraging their extensive gaming network and Aquent technologies like Aquent Persona and Aquent’s Book. We vet talent through video interviews, portfolio reviews, and skills assessments, and present the top candidates to you.

Hire and onboard

All talent, regardless of engagement type, are evaluated against client-specific requirements and undergo thorough background checks. We have the infrastructure to support engagements that require work authorization. And we can provide equipment, credentialing, and seamlessly integrate our talent into your team.

Provide support

Talent are our employees, but we take care of them as if they were yours. Recruiting and employment are not one and the same. We’ve built a world-class talent experience to ensure you and talent can focus on the work.

Offboard and redeploy

As your engagement comes to an end, we seamlessly offboard talent and are uniquely able to connect them with their next great opportunity.


Why Aquent Games?

Recruiters who get gaming

With experienced recruiters who are dedicated to the video game industry, we can find the highly specialized talent you need to support your studio.

Experienced gaming talent

Our talent are great in their discipline, and they know and love gaming. Whether they're working on the next hit title or helping build the metaverse, so many are requested back by clients again and again because they’re simply the best at what they do.

Level up the talent experience

We reward talent with gamer-approved benefits that include platinum health plans, 401(k) with employer matching, paid sick and leave time, professional development, and more. All with amazing HR support, so talent are happy and productive.

High-performance tech

We are able to supply talent with the latest systems and software, so they have everything they need to perform at the highest level.

110% guarantee

If you’re not fully satisfied with your Aquent talent, we provide a refund—plus an extra 10%. That’s how sure we are of our people and our process.

Time choice

Hire top-tier freelancers who demand non-hourly rates. Flexible billing arrangements allow you to pay daily, weekly, or monthly.

Our work is bigger than us.

Case Study


Customizing an arsenal of talent care programs for Halo developer, 343 Industries.

Client Success

While we focus on providing support for onboarding talent, delivering premium benefits, and career development programs, 343 Industries focuses on doing what they do best—overseeing one of the most epic game franchises in history, Halo.

Case Study


Our payroll services are a secret weapon for The Coalition’s Gears of War.

Client Success

From Visual FX and 3D Artists to Character Artists and Producers, we provide The Coalition with superior talent and expert Employer of Record services that allow their Gears of War franchise to keep winning battles.

Case Study


Xbox was looking for hard-to-find, dual-skilled talent. We said game on.

Client Success

To its 100 million active monthly users, Xbox Live is far more than a console. Our hybrid Designer-Developers have the visual and coding skills to help the premiere gaming ecosystem transform how games are distributed, played, and experienced.

Case Study


Fans of Perfect Dark have waited years for a reboot. We’re helping The Initiative deliver.

Client Success

The latest Perfect Dark is the first game from Microsoft’s, The Initiative. We brought together some of the most talented and passionate game makers from around the industry to reimagine one of the best loved IPs in gaming history.