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James Batchelor Editor, Develop


Craig Chapple Deputy Editor, Develop


Europe is a nurturing hotbed for a new wave of games start-ups


The Netherlands and Germany meanwhile are also nurturing start-ups both large and small of their own. This is likely partly thanks to a strong established community of notable games companies including the likes of Guerrilla Games, Bigpoint and Crytek.


STAYING MOBILE One notable theme throughout our list is the number of firms supporting the mobile and tablet business. A few companies are


venturing into the console space, but the cheaper nature of developing content for mobile platforms and releasing games digitally has attracted a wave of ambitious start-ups. This is understandable given that some of the world’s most successful studios made their fortunes in this sector, and many of them only formed a few years ago.


EUROPEAN START-UPS However, there remains a


concern for all these new firms focusing on similar markets: there is only room for so many. The issue of discoverability on mobile devices is unlikely to be solved soon, and as the early champions of smart devices and publishers tighten their grip at the top end, the effects of the bloodbath that will ensue at the bottom remain to be seen. But like those before them, our 100 start-ups must rely on innovation, ambition and quality if they want to break through. And those focusing on PC and console games development aren’t safe either – these markets are just as competitive. While many of the following


100 may not yet be household names, many of these will be the source of new ideas for the next decade of gaming, spanning all kinds of plans and new emerging technologies.


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