Three Canadian Companies Named in Worldwide List of Top 10 Mobile Game Developers to Watch in 2012

Three Canadian developers were named to Pocketgamer's list of "Top 10 Mobile Game Developers to Watch in 2012." That means Canada accounted for 30% of this worldwide list - the most of any country. They were Toronto's XMG Studio, Montreal's Gamerizon, and Toronto's Capybara Games.

"We're honoured to be a part of this list of rising stars in mobile game development," Ray Sharma, founder and CEO of XMG, told Techvibes. "We would rather be in the top ten to watch for 2012 than in the rear view mirror as top ten developers 2011. 2012 is a very exciting year for us with back-to-back major launches including a next-level version of our Drag Racer franchise and a Ghostbusters augmented reality game! Stay tuned."

Pocketgamer said that XMG is "demonstrating fast growth and a willingness to experiment in terms of the games and entertainment it works on." Meanwhile, Capy Games has "been making brilliant mobile and portable games for years," according to Pocketgamer, and Gamerizon, best known for its popular iOS series Chop Chop, has a "proven ability" to make great arcade action games an the ambition to develop bigger games for bigger audiences.

XMG Studio Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile games. Founded in late 2009, XMG has developed a track record for innovation excellence in mobile gaming including the release of critically acclaimed games downloadable on your iOS, Android, and Windows Phone device. Based in Toronto, XMG is one of the largest indie mobile game studios in Canada. Named as one of the top... more

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Gamerizon is a Montreal-based independent studio specialized in the development of high quality mobile and casual games. 6 of our Chop Chop mobile games have been downloaded over 1 million times each and most have reached top ranking positions in their respective categories in over 50 countries. Over 14 Million Chop Chop Games have been downloaded so far. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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