People would rather work at Valve than have their own company


In a recent study from the IGDA, the Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead company is the top place devs want to work.

In an article from GameSpot, we're shown the top 10 games companies developers would like to work at. The results come from a study conducted by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), which surveryed over 2,200 developers.

Published on Tuesday, the study is based on data from the IGDA's annual developer satisfaction survey. The question asked was, 'What developer/publisher would you most like to work for?'

The most sought after places to work for games developers are below:

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

It's not difficult to see why Valve is top, with a string of successful games including Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and now Dota 2, the company is at the top of their field in terms of content. Plus their policy on how the company operates appears to be pretty laidback, just take a look at the new employee handbook.

But if you look at the other companies on the list, you'd be hard-pushed to find one it wouldn't be great to work for, considering the top games they all develop. I wonder if number 6, 'current employer', is just people that work at Valve already.

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