iOS Developer Recognition

03-08-2014, 03:05 AM
#1
iOS Developer Recognition

Throughout my (short?) 25 years of gaming, whenever I hear a great developers
name mentioned, before they even announce what new game they are
working on, it tends to get me excited.

There are certain names in Console and PC gaming that can ignite the kid in you;
briefly scrolling a gaming website and having their name catch your eye can instill
great amounts of nostalgia while also creating a massive amount of anticipation for
whatever new polygonned and pixelated adventure they may come up with next.

Developers, publishers and companies like Bethesda, SquareEnix, or
Naughty Dog, for example, are usually names you can equate to quality games.

While iOS and android gaming may be in its infancy, its rapid progression has
shown that's its not only becoming more prevalent as time goes on, but more and
more great developers are popping up and creating their own niche with amazing
games we have come to enjoy.

I, and I think many others, would love to know, which developers do think are
really helping out the platform, pushing mobile gaming along further, or are just
making really fun games you tend to enjoy?

List some iOS devs you feel as though are becoming staples to the platform so they
get a little bit of recognition, maybe so people just passing by can see their names
and what games they've created, or as a way to show the devs a little appreciation
for trudging along in the Wild West that the AppStore really is.

(Might even encourage them to make more games )

Last edited by J Cousteau; 03-08-2014 at 03:07 AM.
03-08-2014, 03:32 AM
#2
Mika Mobile
Foursaken Media
FDG Entertainment
Square Enix
Crescent Moon
Gameloft

Last edited by SherlockEB; 03-08-2014 at 03:36 AM.

03-08-2014, 08:58 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by SherlockEB View Post
Mika Mobile
Foursaken Media
FDG Entertainment
Square Enix
Crescent Moon
Gameloft
These and also...
Halfbrick Studios
Rayark
Ravenous Games
03-08-2014, 02:55 PM
#4
Simogo, obviously.
I'm still a sucker for Zeptolab.
I'm always intrigued to see a new Jared Bailey game, too.

Once upon a time, I'd have included Ravenous Games, but they've lost their magic for me lately.

Edit: can't believe I missed Radiangames.

Last edited by mr_bez; 03-08-2014 at 02:57 PM.
03-08-2014, 03:31 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by mr_bez View Post
Simogo, obviously.
I'm still a sucker for Zeptolab.
I'm always intrigued to see a new Jared Bailey game, too.

Once upon a time, I'd have included Ravenous Games, but they've lost their magic for me lately.

Edit: can't believe I missed Radiangames.
Devious Dungeon is good, but Random Runners was a flop in just about every way possible.
03-08-2014, 03:33 PM
#6
Foursaken
RadianGames
1Button
Mediocre
Crescent Moon
17Studio
03-08-2014, 04:00 PM
#7
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Michael Brough
Telltale Games
Crescent Moon
Donut Games
Simogo
Blinkbat Games
Panic Art Studios
Playdek
Jared Bailey
Mountain Sheep
Game Stew
Kairosoft
Rodeo
One Man Left
Ayopa Games
NimbleBit
Orangepixel
Butterscotch Shenanigans
Warner Bros (bizarrely)
Forever Entertainment
Grumpyface
Marmalade Play/Valorware
Kumobius
Rocketcat Games
Terry Cavanagh

These are my main names that if I see have released a new game then I need to buy it! The list was much larger initially as well, there are a lot of devs I respect on the platform so thank you for making me think and realise that!

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03-09-2014, 01:43 PM
#8
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Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,191
At this point, anything these devs/publishers crank something out, it's almost always instabuy (depending on budget lol)

Radiangames
Square Enix
LCDemakes
Orangepixel
Kumobius
Foursaken Media
Simogo
FDG Entertainment
Telltale Games
Rodeo Games
Grumpyface Studios
Bulkypix (they have bad games under their belt as publishers, but they have some of the best games i've played on iOS)

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
03-09-2014, 03:11 PM
#9
Beavertap
03-10-2014, 01:04 PM
#10
Beyond Slitherine and Shenandoah Studios I can't say that any other iOS developer exactly fills me with confidence. There are quite a few names that put me immediatly off, most of which have already been mentioned in this topic, but those two at least have a solid track record with me.

I suppose I'd give an honorable mention to Tim Man, Playdeck and DotEmu and Fantasy Flight; if only because they seem more likely to put out something that interests me, even if it's flawed.