PocketGamer.biz unveils the top 50 developers of 2011

PocketGamer.biz unveils the top 50 developers of 2011
The votes have been counted, chicken guts studied and tea leaves stirred; PocketGamer.biz's top 50 mobile developers list is now out and available for discussion, debate and argument.

As I've pointed out, condensing the thousands of active studios into a list of 50 is never an easy task, something our decision to widen the scope from only iPhone developers last year to all mobile developes this year, only made more tricky.

However, using metrics such as sales performance, critical acclaim of releases, innovation in terms of business approach, and the number and range of titles released on all mobile platforms during 2010, we came to our decision, and our decision is final.

So here, in reverse order, is the complete list. You can also view it online in a very smartly designed PDF form here.

PG.biz Top 50, numbers 50-41

50. Snappy Touch

49. Kairosoft

48. Hexage

47. Big Blue Bubble

46. IUGO

45. Cave

44. DistinctDev

43. Miniclip

42. TeamLava

41. Bight Games

PG.biz Top 50, numbers 40-31

40. Godzilab

39. NaturalMotion Games

38. HandyGames

37. Bolt Creative

36. Neon Play

35. Matt Rix

34. Gameprom

33. Spacetime Studios

32. Gamerizon

31. Lima Sky

PG.biz Top 50, numbers 30-21

30. GameHouse

29. Media.Vision

28. Crescent Moon

27. Get Set Games

26. Digital Chocolate

25. Ideaworks Game Studio

24. Pocket Gems

23. Polarbit

22. NimbleBit

21. id Software

PG.biz Top 50, numbers 20-11

20. Rockstar Leeds

19. Square Enix

18. Fishlabs

17. The PlayForge

16. Zeptolab

15. Newtoy/Zynga with Friends

14. Com2uS

13. Glu Mobile

12. Gamevil

11. Namco Bandai

PG.biz Top 50, numbers 10-1

10. EA Mobile

9. Backflip Studios

8. Capcom Mobile

7. Halfbrick

6. ngmoco

5. PopCap

4. Chair Entertainment

3. Firemint

2. Rovio

1. Gameloft

You can also see all our stories about this and last year's top developers list in this handy section.


A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon can turn his hand to anything except hand turning. He is editor-at-large at PG.biz which means he can arrive anywhere in the world, acting like a slightly confused uncle looking for the way out. He likes letters, cameras, imaginary numbers and legumes.


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