According to Pocket Gamer:
Each year the Top 50 is based on a combination of factors: the most exciting games, genuine innovation, money made, influence, potential, and company growth this year, among others.
The studio behind titles including Alien Creeps, Castle Creeps, Mystery Match and Bubble Genius is listed alongside mobile giants including King (Candy Crush Saga), SuperCell (Clash of Clans), Rovio (Angry Birds) and Glu Mobile (Design Home) and well-known names from the console world including Nintendo, NCSoft, Sony, EA and Warner Bros.
The list is headed by (recent Scottish emigre) Epic Games, which fought off competition from Chinese games giant (and 40% Epic shareholder) Tencent for the number one slot, based solely on the incredible success of Fortnite, which is valued at over $1 billion.
Securing a position in the top 50 global mobile studios is just another day in the office for Outplay, which was also named as one of the few Scottish companies in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 at the end of 2017, only a week before it was named Scotland’s fastest growing tech company, with growth of 1,904% in the Deloitte Fast 50 list.
Outplay was founded in 2010, by Doug and Richard Hare, specifically to focus on the mobile games market.
In 2016 the company acquired Derby-based studio EightPixelsSquare at the end of 2016, giving the studio expertise in and a portfolio of more hardcore titles such as Sniper Strike: Special Ops, Raid HQ and Cartel Kings.
Outplay in now one of the country’s largest studios, with over 170 staff. The company is continuing to expand with the recent appointment of King alumni Luis de la Camara as global VP of marketing.
Congratulations to Doug, Richard and the whole Outplay team.
You can find the whole Top 50 list on PocketGamer.biz