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Majority of Game Developers Want to Work for Valve

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 21, 2014 07:47AM
Author: ClayMeow


According to the results of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) 2014 survey, Valve is the most desirable company to work for in the games industry. Over 2,200 developers were asked the simple question, "What developer/publisher would you most like to work for?" Even with "my own company" being a valid choice, the majority of those asked would rather work for Valve than for themselves. Valve is famous in the industry for its loose structure, with no true bosses or direct oversight. Employees get to work on what they want when they want, and obviously other developers desire that freedom and openness. Or maybe they just want to meet Gabe.

Here are the top ten most desirable developer or publisher employers, according to the IGDA study:

  1. Valve (Half-Life, Steam, Portal)
  2. My own company
  3. Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Skylanders)
  4. BioWare (Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  5. Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Just Dance)
  6. Current employer
  7. Nintendo (Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong)
  8. Naughty Dog (The Last of Us, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted)
  9. Double Fine (Brutal Legend, Psychonauts, Broken Age)
  10. Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout, The Elder Scrolls)

Source: GameSpot



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slick2500 on August 21, 2014 03:42PM
That is actually pretty funny that developers would rather work with Valve than themselves.

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