Much like the average review score report
released earlier this week, we're sure that the report we're about to discuss will serve as ammunition for many a fanboy feud in the coming months -- Game Developer Research (a branch of Game Developer Magazine
which was created in hopes of bringing a "new level of empirical measurement" to the gaming market) recently released their "Top 50 Developers 2008" report
. Sadly, Backbone Emeryville, the artisanal minds behind last year's XBLA sleeper hit Yaris
, didn't make the cut.
Basing their rankings on sales figures, prolificacy, average review scores, and results from over 700 surveys issued to industry suits, GDR's list seems to be the most well-founded developer ranking we've ever seen (though Yarisians
would probably disagree). We've got the whole list after the jump -- aren't you curious how your faves placed?