London, UK– 21 st February 2011– PocketGamer.biz, the mobile gaming sector’s premier b2b portal, has begun revealing its list of the foremost mobile developers.
The annual event saw thousands of publishers and developers who released mobile games during 2010 evaluated by the PG.biz team to determine what it considers to be the leading 50 outfits of last year.
In terms of the ranking process, the team incorporated metrics such as sales performance, critical acclaim of releases, innovation in terms of business approach, and the number and range of titles released during 2010 in its approach.
“The rate of innovation in the mobile games sector, both in terms of gameplay and business models, continues to accelerate extremely quickly,” said Jon Jordan, PocketGamer.biz editor.
"As well as the massive success of casual titles such as Rovio's Angry Birds and Halfbrick's Fruit Ninja, we've seen console developers such as Chair Entertainment enter the market with Infinity Blade, and that's not to forget the quality of output from publishers such as Gameloft and PopCap.
"Condensing a list to 50 names has been a very difficult task but the harder it is for us, the better it is for gamers, and that's what counts."
The list, produced in conjunction with mobile cross platform SDK and infrastructure company Scoreloop, will be revealed daily this week in the Top 50 Developers 2011 section on PocketGamer.biz.
For more information, contact Jon Jordan (jon
Notes to editors
Launched in July 2008, sister site PocketGamer.biz is the UK’s mobile game industry-focused site from the highly experienced team behind PocketGamer.co.uk. It aims to cover the issues affecting the sector by providing the insightful news, features and opinion that it deserves, while working to help push this multi-billion industry forward. www.pocketgamer.biz
About the Pocket Gamer network
PocketGamer.co.uk is the UK’s most popular destination website for mobile and handheld gaming news, previews and reviews. The site was established by Steel Media in March 2006 and now reaches an audience of over 650K readers per month, generating over 2.2 million page views online, plus an additional audience via our wap and iPhone editions. www.pocketgamer.co.uk
Steel Media also publishes a bi-monthly Pocket Gamer mobile games magazine in association with leading mobile operators in the UK which is distributed in-store and online with a readership of c.200K.
In addition, Pocket Gamer reviews and content appear on the wap portals of leading UK operators and handset manufacturers, providing a total estimated audience in excess of 4 million each month.
About Steel Media
Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.
For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris