Big idea? Bring it to Big Game.

What We Do

Our software, your way

Big Game Software creates robust, white label enterprise applications that are scalable to fit your needs. Products are designed and customized for maximum performance, and always include suggestions for enhancing the application to more fully engage your user community.

With an array of base applications ready to go, Big Game Software can transform your ideas and vision into functioning products at top speed. What might take a year to create from scratch can instead be activated as quickly as a couple of months. This baseline programming power comes pre-field tested, so the bugs are out. All energy is now focused on customizing and creating the specific functions you need to set your website apart and keep your users coming back.

Turning big ideas into big games

  • Products can be hosted by Big Game Software or by you.
  • All applications can have your desired styles, logos, headers, and footers applied to provide a consistent user experience.
  • All applications can be configured to integrate to your existing user authentication systems for single sign-on at your site.
  • All applications come ready for affiliate tracking and advertising.
  • Big Game Software can administer, maintain, and support the products as desired

Custom Solutions

If you’re interested in an application that doesn’t appear on this list, please contact Big Game Software for a custom design quote. Their team features expertise in a wide range of technologies, including:

  • .NET
  • Java / JSP
  • PHP
  • C#, C++
  • Javascript / AJAX
  • Visual Basic
  • Open Source Applications
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL

About Big Game

Brett Baker Partner

Company co-founder and responsible for strategic planning at Big Game Software, Brett brings 20 years of team leadership, project management, and software implementation experience. He has started up Gatorade beverage lines in China, Venezuela, the Phillipines and across the United States, as well as implementing call center technology for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. In 2008, as president of Big Game Software, he was elected to the 15-member Board of Director for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), an organization that represents the interests of more than 100 member companies, including ESPN, CBS Sports, NBC, and

Tai Ward Partner

Tai Ward co-founded Big Game Software and has overall responsibility for the architecture of the software behind Big Game Software’s products. His ten years of experience in software development, architecture, and design include roles at L&M Companies, where he implemented third-party integrations to sales and accounting applications, and as development manager for Receller, Inc., a company that allowed mobile device listing of items on eBay. Legend has it that Tai wasborn with a draft cheatsheet in one hand and a prop bet listing in the other.

His technical proficiencies include Java, ASP.NET, C#, C++, HTML, SQL, XML, CSS, and JSP computer languages; Windows and UNIX operating systems; Eclipse, JBuilder, and XTreme Programming design tools; Spring, Swing, AJAX, Struts, Webworks, Hibernate, MVC, and SOAP frameworks/libraries; as well as tools including Tomcat, MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, BEA WebLogic, JMail, and Apache.

James Smith Partner

James Smith leads the development teams for all of Big Game Software’s implementations. He has more than eighteen years of experience in software development, including extensive experience in web application development for utilities and banking companies. James, a native of Brisbane, Australia, cut his fantasy chops in Australian Rules Football and is relentless in his attempts to .

Big Game Software’s core team of developers came together in 2005 on a project involving mobile device integration for online auction platforms. Once they realized they not only complemented each other’s computer skills, but shared a passion for sports, they shifted their efforts to this (much more fun) niche in the market.

Since 2006, Big Game Software, based outside Chicago, Illinois, has focused on developing applications for sports, fantasy sports, and entertainment-based contests, and they currently offer a full range of development services to clients in this industry across the country. Big Game Software takes pride in their wide-ranging development expertise, which allows them to serve clients using their preferred technologies.


Big Game Software has earned the trust of some of the best-known companies in the fantasy sports industry. Through their websites, Big Game applications have provided users with games and content related to professional football, baseball, basketball, and college basketball March Madness.

Big Game Software’s client list includes ESPN, Sports Data Hub, and World Fantasy Games, as well as venue-based companies such as Fantasy Sports Hour and radio stations including The Score Sports Radio 670.

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Company Headquarters

Big Game Software
110 E. Schiller Street
Suite 302
Elmhurst, IL 60126