IGN - Each year, IGN tries to highlight a small number of people in gaming who have made a positive contribution over the previous 12 months.
It’s devilish tricky job.
We want to talk about people who have done something special this particular year, not just those who are recognized as perennial giants in gaming (otherwise, every year we’d be looking at the same familiar names). We also want to create a cross-section of gaming that covers different platforms, skills, genres and media, something that represents the year gone-by. It’s no accident then that this year’s list has quite a few ‘indie’ developers.