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Valve Most Desirable Developer or Publisher to Work For: 2014 IGDA Survey


MOUNT ROYAL, NJ - 19 AUGUST 2014 – Given a wide open choice, game developers would most like to work for Valve, according to a 2014 survey of more than 2,200 game developers conducted by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).  The games, social entertainment platform and technologies developer topped all other publishers and developers, even working for “my own company.”

Judged the most desirable publisher and developer employers were:

1.    Valve

2.    My own company

3.    Activision Blizzard

4.    BioWare

5.    Ubisoft

6.    Current employer

7.    Nintendo

8.    Naughty Dog

9.    Double Fine

10.  Bethesda Game Studios

The IGDA uses its annual Developer Satisfaction Survey to analyze the game industry from the perspective of the individual developer.  The data IGDA gathers helps the organization to better understand its members’ priorities and the most critical issues affecting their overall satisfaction, and in turn use that information to help prioritize the association’s advocacy efforts and initiatives, according to Kate Edwards, executive director.

About the IGDA

In its 20th year, the International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. The association exists to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. For more information, visit http://www.igda.org.


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