The first volume of 2013’s Develop 100 book will be published Friday, with a special launch event at Ukie’s new London offices to mark the occasion.
Develop has spent the last three months collating a list of every single UK games studio, and evaluating their performance to pick the top 100.
The UK Studio Hotlist will be published on Friday, July 26th and for a limited launch period will be totally free of charge.
You will be able to find out who we've chosen for this 'games development who's who' by downloading the Develop digital magazine app and then adding the Develop 100 when it goes live. A browser edition will also be made available.
Readers and industry professionals are invited to our special launch event with Ukie, where Develop will present key findings from the book, and discuss what it takes to build a modern games studio in a special panel discussion with four of the studios on the list.
The event takes place 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Ukie's new offices in central London (UKIE, 21-27 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3BD) and is open to all - but spaces are limited. Please email Sam.Collins@ukie.org.uk to confirm your attendance.
As well as releasing the new Develop 100 free for a limited time, we have also made past editions completely free to download on iTunes and view through your browser.
Last year the influential guide gathered up votes from game journalists from around the world and had them vote for the best games of all time. In 2011, the Develop 100 looked at the top 100 studios from around the globe based on revenue generated in the UK, as provided by GfK Chart-Track. Each listing included detailed information on game sales as well as a profile of each studio charting its history and reasons for success.