Favorite creative company
ArenaNet employee Chris Lye.
There are some truly creative minds at work at this Bellevue-based video game developer. These are the folks behind "Guild Wars," an online fantasy game where five races of beings, including feline warriors and ice-dwelling shape-shifters, must learn to work together to battle sinister dragons. Not only are employees here proud of the adventurous stories they create, they're also proud of the artistic talent that goes into the magnificent visuals of their fantasy world. Plus, their jobs are full of opportunities for other inspirations, like Halloween art contests and trips to comic and gaming conventions. Their office is a highly collaborative environment where everyone can contribute ideas and feedback. Says one employee, "I work with a ton of creative people, and I feel like I'm always a part of that."