Nintendo Tops Develop 100 List

Develop Magazine’s annual list of the top 100 best developers in the world has been released, and some of the top twenty choices are interesting. For example 2D Boy and ZeptoLab break into the top five, While Nintendo takes the top spot and Blizzard comes in at number five behind SCE Santa Monica. The list is available on Develop’s web site and in the June issue of the magazine – on newsstands.

Some other interesting tidbits from this year’s list: over half are iOS developers, more independent studios made the cut this year, over 30 of the listed studios had major retail hits, and more countries are represented than previous years.

Below are the top 20:


  1. Nintendo
  2. 2D Boy
  3. ZeptoLab
  4. SCE Santa Monica
  5. Blizzard Entertainment
  6. Media Vision
  7. 1337 Game Design
  8. Bungie Software
  9. Rockstar Leeds
  10. TheCodingMonkeys
  11. One Man Left
  12. Jean-Francois Geyelin
  13. Playdead
  14. Fishlabs
  15. Matt Rix
  16. Firaxis Games
  17. Dicework Games
  18. Rocketcat Games
  19. Nicalis
  20. Crescent Moon Games


Source: MCV

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