We know that Blizzard just got named Develop magazine’s “most bankable” studio in its annual Top 100 list. But did any Australian studios make the cut?
At a respectable #93 is Blue Tongue, creator of Kotaku favourite De Blob. Blue Tongue ranked ahead of studios such as Dimps (Street Fighter IV, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series) and Intelligent Systems (Paper Mario, Advance Wars, Fire Emblem).
But even more impressive was the showing of Krome Studios. At #41, Krome placed above such illustrious developers as Crystal Dynamics, Firaxis, Crytek and even Bungie. Krome released Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii, PS2, PSP), The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Wii) and Scene It? Box Office Smash (360) last year.
“Develop 100 ranks the world’s most bankable games development studios based on a variety of key criteria including sales data, critical success and industry standing.” And as an annual list it’ll favour developers who shipped product in that particular year.