Developing games and applications for iPhone has become a full-fledged and lucrative occupation for developers. The Apple App Store is flooded with innumerable applications and games, but only a few developers really make it to the top of the food chain by virtue of their outstanding offerings. This article will focus on the top iPhone game developers in the market today, they occupy a position in the countdown because of their ingenious apps and games and their immense popularity.
The Finland based developers become overnight sensation when they released Angry Birds back in 2009. The game is centered on angry birds that are out to seek vengeance against a bunch of miscreant pigs that were stupid enough to abduct their eggs. The game consists of easy to learn and use catapult system, which the players use to hurl angry birds at the pigs and knock them out. This simple yet highly addictive game has been downloaded 500 million times since its emergence and has gone down in the annals of history as the most downloaded app ever! Rovio have virtually become the most sought after and revered iPhone game developers since then and not to mention billionaires. Get your copy of Angry Birds from iTunes now for $ 0.99.
Gameloft have been a prolific force to be reckoned with when it comes to mobile gaming. Their portfolio contains highly recognizable and immensely popular games like bejeweled, puzzle bobble, brain age, and also some age old classics which Gameloft have been updating, like Uno and Battleships. But perhaps, the most well recognized, lovable and massively addictive offering by them is Platinum Sudoku. The game is comprised of an innovative and ingenious interface having intricate sudoku puzzles powering them. These puzzles are highly entertaining and compel the players to put on their thinking caps!
3) PopCap Games
The name PopCap games immediately brings to mind Bookworm; the game that was a part and parcel of the games you could play online on yahoo.com. PopCap Games even though are a much smaller company than the above mentioned two, but they still manage to churn out some fairly popular titles. Peggle, Plants Vs. Zombies, Zuma, Bejeweled Twist are all highly immersive and fun games, yet very simple to get the hang of. Due to the smaller magnitude of their setup, PopCap Games are for now limited to producing games for iPhone only, but that doesn’t mean they lack potential and creativity to make titles for other platforms. Hopefully, in the future, we’d see them broadening the circumference of their development platforms, until then, there are plenty of titles to keep gamers entertained.
Sometimes, the challenge to a dominant force comes from the most unlikely of places! I am referring to Zeptolab’s endeavor “Cut the Rope” which came out of virtually nowhere and threatened the dominance of behemoth like Angry Birds. Zeptolab hail from Russia and are an independent team of professionals committed to bringing us fun games. Their first endeavor has already won critics and gamers over and is hailed as one of the top paid games for Android platform. They have recently released their game for iOS and the result was the same. Cut the rope is available on iTunes for $0.99.
Readers might have their reservations against finding the name of Demiforce on top iPhone game developers countdown citing that they’ve only released one game and are a one hit wonder. Although I agree with this rationale, but that doesn’t negate the fact that Demiforce’s game Trism is immensely popular, fun, highly addictive and makes maximum use of iPhone and iPad’s touch screen display and accelerometer features. Zeptolab has also released only one memorable title so far, but both Demiforce and the Russian developers have vast potential and hence have found a spot on this list. You can get a copy of Trism for your iPhone or iPad from iTunes. It will cost $2.99.