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Gartner estimates the Mobile Game market will reach $11.4 billion by 2014. That’s a big number. Compare that with 2010 Video Game and Movie Box office receipts which have revenues of $18.58 million and $10.16 billion respectively.
Mobile games are going to be an increasingly important market. Further, as mobile devices become more ubiquitous (especially in emerging countries), we’ll see game developers utilize the GPS, accelerometers, camera and directional compass features to surpass the abilities of video game console platforms. That may disrupt the gaming market.
We’ll also see mobile tablets and portable gaming platforms usher in millions more mobile gamers thus fueling increased demand. All said, it’s a market worth examining.
Hence, the infographic below exhibits the hottest mobile game developers in the business today. They are creating the most discussions, the most engagement, and the most buzz. (Note: Read below to understand the methodology for determining Buzz.)
The Top 25 Hottest Mobile Game Developers/Publishers
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We used the following sites to determine a Buzz score. The score is a formula based on results from the following sites:
- Google Trends
- LinkedIn metrics are derived from the Business page of the company on LinkedIn.
- Facebook Fan metrics are derived by the Fan page of the brand (if there is one).
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The Top 25 Game Developers and their CEO’s (text based)
|1||Gameloft||Michel Guillemot||14||India Games||Vishal Gondal|
|2||EA Mobile||John Riccitiello||15||Chair Entertainment Group (Epic Games)||Tim Sweeney|
|3||Rovio Mobile||Mikael Hed||16||Disney Mobile||John Pleasants (co-President)|
|4||dena (ngmoco)||Neil Young||17||Com2uS||Jiyoung Park|
|5||Digital Chocolate||Trip Hawkins||18||Mobigame||David Papazian|
|6||PopGames||Dave Roberts||19||Kiloo Games||JACOB MØLLER|
|7||Firemint||Robert Murray||20||Games Cafe Inc.||Steve Shatford|
|8||Glu||Niccolo de Masi||21||Magmic||John Criswick|
|9||Hands On Mobile||Judy Wade||22||Sandlot Games||Daniel Bernstein|
|10||BigFish Games||Jeremy Lewis||23||Dynamo Games||Brian McNicoll|
|11||Gamehouse.com (RealArcade)||Bob Kimball||24||Cellufun||Arthur Goikhman|
|12||iPLay||David Lebow||25||Punch Entertainment||Tobin Lent|
So do you agree with the top 25? Did I miss anyone? Please add them to the comments below and I may include them in my update.