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Playfish and MindCandy make the Guardian Tech Top 10 – 6 more games firms in the top 100

By on September 7, 2009

The Guardian has released its “top 100 tech media companies” (whatever a tech media company is…)

Playfish and MindCandy both make the top 10. Congratulations to Kristian Segerstrale and Michael Acton Smith and their respective teams. It’s great to see new business models in games getting such traction and attention.

The games industry is recognised throughout the list. Further congratulations to:

So the list contains three traditional developers, one publisher/developer, one hardware company and three web-based businesses.

An accurate reflection of the games market? Too forward-looking? Too backward looking?

What do you think, and more importantly, who do you think was overlooked?

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com
  • deftangel

    Cracking to see Introversion on there. Well deserved. Same with Realtime Worlds.

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Lovell/739651170 Nicholas Lovell

    Now I don't mean to be mean about RealTime Worlds, but shouldn't we wait until APB has been a success…?

  • Name

    Doesn't include Mind Candy? Obvious omission, I would have thought…

  • deftangel

    Perhaps but they've managed to raise £50m on the strength of APB & initial impressions from most people who've seen it are very good. There isn't anyone else doing anything like it at the minute.

    In opting to go with EA partners they are taking steps towards self publishing and the sort of independence the likes of Valve enjoy. As an expanding company, I'd say they deserve to be on a list of companies that are hot *now* but of course, that could change in the future.

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Lovell/739651170 Nicholas Lovell

    Mind Candy and Playfish are both in the top 10. The bulleted ones are those in the next 90…

  • deftangel

    Perhaps but they've managed to raise £50m on the strength of APB & initial impressions from most people who've seen it are very good. There isn't anyone else doing anything like it at the minute.

    In opting to go with EA partners they are taking steps towards self publishing and the sort of independence the likes of Valve enjoy. As an expanding company, I'd say they deserve to be on a list of companies that are hot *now* but of course, that could change in the future.

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Lovell/739651170 Nicholas Lovell

    Mind Candy and Playfish are both in the top 10. The bulleted ones are those in the next 90…