Joju is a seasoned development studio based in Berkeley, California.  We specialize in making high-quality games, applications and digital experiences.  

For more than 10 years, we take pride in crafting great work, both for our clients and for ourselves.  Our collective goal is to define and expand the best in game development.  We aim to be the industry standard for the social casino, casual puzzle and arcade spaces on mobile and desktop.

Check out our client list, see what they say about us and our top games, or contact us to discuss what we could make for you.  If you can dream it, we can build it.

  • Games Casual and Casino Players Love

    For years, we have built, released and maintained several highly successful games.  These range from IP-based games such as Wicked: The Game, to Bingo Blingo, and Fringo, our answer to “How could we make casino games even more fun?”

  • Community Building

    We are experts at building communities for our games. After launch, our team of community managers handle the relationship between the players and the developers, ensuring players feel heard and are happy with their game.

  • Reliable and Trustworthy

    For more than a decade, we are well known in the industry for providing a complete game development service that is creative, well executed, on time, and on budget. We are experts in dealing with the development of games integrated with client’s’ proprietary platforms.

  • Multiple platforms and technologies

    We have experience developing in technologies Unity, Flash, HTML5, Cocos2d-x, and for platforms iOS, Android, Amazon, Facebook, and proprietary Websites.


Jill Wilson

Juan was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is deeply passionate, inspiringly creative and consistently reliable. If you want a partner who is willing to go in the trenches with you and always treats you as if you are his #1 priority, regardless of what else is on his plate, Juan is your man!
I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again someday.

Jill WilsonSVP, Game Development at SGN (Social Gaming Network)
Kenny Shea Dinkin

Working with Juan Gril and the Joju Games team on PAC-MAN for Sparcade was a joy. From our first meeting on the product vision through the final project wrap-up, Juan’s passion for the classic arcade game was evident in every detail and his enthusiasm was contagious.
The Sparcade team delighted in Joju’s innovative art enhancements, clever gameplay additions and wonderful tournament designs. Bringing a strong, collaborative approach, the Joju team was always open to feedback, ready to revise and offer options based on licensor input, and took clear guidance on the changes needed to create a skill-adapted version of PAC-MAN that is fun to compete in for free or real money.
Joju delivers high-quality, on-time and on-budget work in the spirit of creative dynamism that inspires and reminds us all of why we get up in the morning: the joy of making great games.

Kenny Shea DinkinVP of Game Design, Sparcade
Steven Meretzky

While at Playdom/Disney, we hired Joju Games on more than one occasion to create mini-games within a larger game we were working on. We called them “mini-games”, but these were large, fully-featured games that could have easily stood on their own as a full game. Joju did great work time after time. And Juan, as the face of Joju, was a pleasure to work with … professional, responsive, and a full partner in the creative process.
As an initial step in writing this review, LinkedIn asks you to choose three of seven attributes, and this was really tough because all seven apply to Juan and to Joju: Great Results, Personable, Expert, Good Value, On Time, High Integrity, and Creative. I would work with Juan and Joju again without reservation.

Steven MeretzkyVP of Creative at GSN (Game Show Network)
Derrick Morton

I’ve been working with Juan now for over 8 years. Most recently he and his team built 2 very complex multiplayer games – Dance Planet and Rack N Roll Pool. You expect any developer to get the job done on time and on budget but what Juan brings is a passion for gaming. The games he produced for us turned out amazing because Juan wouldn’t have it any other way. He cares about making the most engaging and fun product possible.

Derrick MortonCEO, Flowplay
Chris Hewish

While at Bonanza Media, the Joju team built several iOS and Android games for us. The experience was extremely collaborative and Juan showed great patience through all phases of the relationship. I’d happily recommend Juan on both a professional and personal level. Good all around person.

Chris HewishHead of Studio, Survios

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