The PocketGamer.biz Top 50 Mobile Game Makers 2020 (Online)
Sep 1st 2020

The PocketGamer.biz Top 50 Mobile Game Makers 2020 (Online)

Online Event

Date & Times: Tuesday, September 1st 2020
4:15pm to 7:30pm
Location: Online Event
Expected Size: 500 - 1,000
Ticket Cost: FREE
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Publishers, Media
Event Type: Online Event
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Handheld Console, Augmented Reality

Your schedule for the afternoon's activities! Once registered, we'll email you the Zoom link:

4:20pm Welcome from your compère Chris James (Steel Media)

4:30pm An introduction to G-STAR 2020 and the Asian games market by Don Kim of our sponsors G-STAR

5:00pm Panel: The Next Big Thing with Chris Calderon (GameJam), Josh Nilson (East Side Games), Hussam Hammo (Tamatem) and your moderator Jon Jordan (Steel Media)

5:30pm Fireside keynote with Top 50 Mobile Legend Bernard Kim (Zynga), hosted by Chris James (Steel Media)

6:00pm Panel: Past, Present and Future Trends with Kristian Segerstralle (Super Evil Megacorp), Alexis Bonte (Stillfront), Sergei Zaitsev (Playrix ), Rob Ricca (Scopely) and your moderator Dave Bradley (Steel Media)

6:30pm Panel: Building a Company Culture with Sophie Vo (Voodoo), Simon Platt (Kwalee), Emma Russell (Jagex), Trinidad Hermida (Niantic) and your moderator Sophia Drake (Steel Media)

7:00pm The Top 50 Mobile Game Makers 2020 ceremony and countdown with your compère Chris James (Steel Media)

7:30pm Finish (join us on Discord or - if you're a VIP - in Spatial for an informal celebration; you will be emailed the links)


Who are the movers and shakers in the mobile games scene? Every year since 2009, the experts at PocketGamer.biz, the leading mobile games industry media, have revealed their take on the top 50 studios, creators and publishers in the world.

Usually it’s unveiled during an invite-only dinner at a swanky international venue. But this year (for unsurprising reasons), the Top 50 Mobile Game Makers will take place completely online, meaning more people get a chance to see it.

And to fully embrace the best in the business, we're changing the format a little too, cramming an afternoon full of panels and interviews from the leading names in the business to make it a genuine celebration of the best in mobile gaming.

The Top 50

The PocketGamer.biz Top 50 Mobile Game Makers list covers development studios of any size and publishers who bring those games to the players. It is not for tool providers, engine makers, ad networks or other middleware companies or vendors -awesome as they all are. This is about purely people who make and release games.

The ultimate list itself is compiled by PocketGamer.biz staff with additional help from industry experts and taking into account lobbying submissions from companies themselves. It is not simply a list of who's made the most money (although that is taken into account), but an authoritative guide to the movers and shakers in the games industry's most vibrant sector based on multiple key criteria.

The specific areas we evaluate include: financial performance over the last 12 months, quality and quantity of new games released, notable innovations or impact made on the industry, and an estimation of the future potential of the company, based on discernible information.

This year is the 11th time we have published our list, and places on it will be as hotly contested as ever. The first stage of the selection process was to invite suggestions and nominations from the industry, during a lobbying period. That ended in the summer. Now it’s down to the core team to thrash their way through the swathes of data and insight and decide upon final positions.

You can see last year's list at PocketGamer.biz. The site also shares more news and information about the Top 50. Please note, you must be a game developer or publisher to attend the virtual event.

An Afternoon For the Industry

The activities kick off at 4:20pm with a series of expert panels (covering such topics as industry trends, rising stars to watch, and company culture). We’ll also celebrate the history of the PocketGamer.biz Top 50 Mobile Game Makers list. Then we’ll reveal the Top 50 list for 2020. Your hosts for the afternoon will be Steel Media CEO Chris James. Select guests and VIPs will be able to network in an after-hours virtual mixer (and relevant developers and publishers only can also chat via a dedicated Discord group).

A story and PDF ebook will be available for download, detailing the full list after the event.

N.B. As this is an exclusive event, we reserve the right to restrict access to some or all of the activities (but will notify you in advance if this is the case).

This event is primarily for developers and publishers only.

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