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Submitted by Tolkoto 1864d ago | opinion piece

The Secret Best Game Developer

We all know the big developers, but who are the secret best developers going right now? (Bizarre Creations, Dev, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Volition, Inc.)

bbretterson  +   1864d ago
Tough call. I'd go with Q Games -- they're doing ridiculously cool things in the download space with the PixelJunk games.
MariaHelFutura  +   1864d ago
Team Ico and Suckerpunch by far. More Team Ico.
rod_furlong  +   1864d ago
Q Games, PopCap....
JamesDeRosa  +   1864d ago
You don't think PopCap is mainstream yet? I'm not sure myself.
admanb  +   1864d ago
PopCap may be secret by the fact of being mainstream. Everyone knew Bejeweled, but how many gamers thought of PopCap as a "real" game developer before Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle?
rod_furlong  +   1864d ago
PopCap makes mainstream GAMES, yeah. But they're certainly not a "household name."
Sadie2100  +   1864d ago
Hmm...PopCap's pretty big now, but they're not necessarily famous....
ColManischewitz  +   1864d ago
Kautari, a Russian developer, makes a great series in King's Bounty.
B00kman  +   1864d ago
I'm going to have to go with TripWire. Their meteoric rise from small-time modding community to fully fledged developers has been inspiring to say the least. The newest incarnation of Red Orchestra has me gripped in giddy anticipation.
koehler83  +   1864d ago
Capybara Games.
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Trroy  +   1864d ago
2K Boston. Those guys are basically legendary, yet people only remember BioShock and BioShock 2, and even then they have trouble remembering who made those epics.

Here's a list of classics those guys made, although under different company names, over the years:

Ultima Underworld 1/2, System Shock 1/2, Thief 1/2, Terra Nova, Freedom Force 1/2.

Basically every game in that list is of legendary greatness -- even Terra Nova, which most people have never even heard of. Definitely in my top 5 devs list of all-time, right up there with Naughty Dog and Blizzard.
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rod_furlong  +   1864d ago
good point. I think they're back to being called Irrational now.
Paul_Gale  +   1864d ago
Nice read.
Spenok  +   1861d ago
Naughty Dog? Sony Santa Monica? Team Ico? Ubisoft Montrial?

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