Who are the Best Gaming Developers in 2024?

Many of you will already be familiar with some of the world’s best development studios and others you will have never heard of. If you have been wondering which companies produce the world’s best online gaming content, you are at the right place. Some specialise in producing high-end content for the video game industry, while others produce content for the iGaming industry. Their games can sometimes only be found on specific gaming devices, platforms, and consoles; others are more widely available and, as a result, more familiar household names. See how many you recognise…

Which companies are leading the race?

There are hundreds of different companies out there producing online games in 2024, but only a handful truly stand out from the crowd and have created more popular games than any others.

The top five companies are:

  1. Nintendo. Platform/devices: Nintendo Switch. Hit titles: Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 3.
  2. Evolution Gaming. Platform/devices: multiple – desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets. Hit titles: Live dealer games found on numerous licensed and regulated non gamstop casinos, such as Monopoly Live, Live Crazy Time, Live Funky Time, Live Immersive Roulette, and Live XXXtreme Lightning Roulette (particularly popular).
  3. Rockstar Games. Platform/devices: multiple – consoles, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets. Hit titles: Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto 5, Max Payne 3.
  4. Epic Games. Platform/devices: multiple – consoles, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets. Hit titles: Fortnite, Infinity Blade 3, Unreal Tournament 3.
  5. Ubisoft. Platform/devices: multiple – consoles, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets. Hit titles: Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Far Cry 6, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Siege, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Honourable mentions include Electronic Arts – known for Titanfall 2, Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and many others, and Square Enix – known for the Final Fantasy Series, Kingdom Hearts II, Dragon Quest XI, and Chrono Trigger.

Don’t forget Gameloft, Microsoft, Bungie, Maticz, Juego Studios, and Vention. You also have NineHertz, HatchWorks, Activision Blizzard, Sony, and Infinity-Up, to name just a few.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, some are age-restricted.

For example, to play any of the live dealer games mentioned above from Evolution Gaming that are now available to play on any of the fully licensed and regulated iGaming sites currently featured on sites like the Crypto Casinos Ltd website for example, you must be at least 18 years of age.

These real money games are playable from around $/€/£0.10 to $/€/£0.50 per hand, round, or spin, but you must be of legal age in your country before you can sign up anywhere with these hit live dealer games. In most countries, it is 18, but you will also find that in several US states, it is 21, and in the Canadian provinces, it is 19. Some of the more graphically demanding, triple-A video games mentioned above, like RDR2 and Grand Theft Auto V, plus many others, are also age-restricted and come with a PEGI-18 age rating.

These companies have produced numerous blockbuster titles and won numerous industry awards, and it appears they will keep releasing some fantastic new content over the coming years.

One final note: if you decide to play any of the highly sophisticated live dealer games from Evolution Gaming, stick to trustworthy sites controlled by reputable operators, and remember to gamble responsibly.

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