Supercell crowned the world’s top mobile games company in Top 50 Developer list

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Supercell crowned the world’s top mobile games company in Top 50 Developer list

Supercell has been crowned the number one games company in the world in the Top 50 Games Developer 2017 list.

Carefully selected by the mobile experts at, the leading B2B website for the mobile games industry, the Top 50 Developer list rounds up the hottest mobile games companies from across the sector.

It includes developers big and small from North America through to Europe and Asia, reflecting a truly global industry. In fact, the list is dominated by Asian companies, which have created the chart topping mobile hits in their homeland and have managed to build truly global businesses, whether through game releases or astute acquisitions and investments.

It’s based on a combination of factors: the studios making the most exciting games, the innovators, the money-makers and those that have successfully expanded their business since our 2016 top 50.

Super competition

This year’s list features 16 new entries, highlighting a competitive industry filled to the brim with talent.

Other companies to make the top 10 include Pokemon GO developer Niantic, Honor of Kings (Arena of Valor) publisher Tencent, Fantasy Westward Journey developer NetEase, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire studio MZ, Netmarble, King, EA Mobile, Mixi and GungHo Online.

You can read the full Top 50 Developer 2017 list, which reveals the top mobile games companies in the world, on the website.

"We're blown away and very humbled to be named the number one mobile developer by this year," said Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen.

"There are more great studios releasing amazing games for mobile than ever before, so to receive this honour now is really special and testament to the teams behind each and every one of our games.

"Ultimately, we have our players to thank because without them we wouldn't have anything; they're super passionate and are always driving us to improve and be better. Our focus is on continuing to deliver games they love in the years and decades to come."

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.