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There are an estimated 90,000 game developers.
?A successful computer game can make millions for its developers. As a
result there are over 90,000 game developers world-wide working to
create the next hit.?
Public Final Report EUTIST-AMI: (E)MOTIONS July 2003
There are an estimated 1,000 video game development companies-
?Most video game publishing companies, such as Electronic Arts,
Activision, and Sony, do maintain development studios, but these
companies are generally called "publishers" and not "developers", as
publishing is the primary activity of these companies, and is the
source of most of their income.
Other than the publishers, there are well over 1,000 video game
development companies today. Many are tiny 1- or 2-person operations
creating Flash games for the web, or games for cell phones. Others are
large companies with multiple locations, such as Foundation 9
Entertainment, formed by a merger in March 2005, which says it has
over 300 employees. As a rule, developers are privately held
companies; only a very few non-publishing developers have ever been
publicly traded companies.?
List of video game developers
?This is a list of video and computer game developers, past and
present. Some of the developers may specialize in a certain platform,
such as console games or computer games. Others are primarily
publishers (e.g. Activision, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony, THQ)
but also have in-house development studios.?
Companies that are member studios of the Academy of Interactive Arts &
Sciences (AIAS) and the International Game Developers Association
(IGDA) as of January 1, 2006 are labeled. The list includes both
current and defunct companies
List of video game publishers