30 Day Gaming Challenge: #28 – Favourite Game Developer

Welcome, one and all, to Day 28 of the 30 Day Gaming Challenge. Today’s topic is … favourite game developer.

Like there was ever any doubt about this one. It’s got to be SEGA. I mean, even if you look past my obsessive love of the Sonic franchise, there are a lot of games from them that are real classics. Let’s run through a few in list form:

  • Altered Beast
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Golden Axe
  • Panzer Dragoon
  • Phantasy Star
  • Shenmue
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Streets of Rage
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Yakuza

And that’s just a small selection of the games SEGA developed. The list also doesn’t include things that they developed for other people and other licenses. No, SEGA may have stumbled over the years, but they are more than deserving of their status as one of the greatest developers of all time.

But what about yourselves? Who were your favourite developers? Let me know in the comments below.

12 comments

  1. No real surpise that you chose Sega for this, because I know how much love you hold for so many of their games. I think my favorite one would have to be Bioware, especially because of the Mass Effect series which is to date still the greatest experience that I have had with a game😊

  2. Tough to say. I have a lot of love for the companies that made my childhood fun – like BlueByte or Bullfrog or SirTech – but there’s a lot of modern companies I’m happy with, too, be it something Japanese like NIS or something Western like Rockstar.

    But I guess I’ll just go by playtime, so in recent year that’s definitely Paradox Interactive, despite being unable to ever make anything bug free ^^;

    SEGA’s a good choice I have to say, especially since recently they started to care about Western audiences and PC players.

    1. Bullfrog had some really great titles. I spent ages on Theme Park as a kid. Was it Bullfrog staff that created lIonhead and made Black and White too? I had to look up BlueByte. I hadn’t realised they did The Settlers.
      I’m not as familair with Paradoxes games by name. Did you havea favourite by them?
      I’m hoping that trend continues for SEGA. They had some great releases over the years, so it’s been good to see them release stuff that I enjoy for modern machines.

  3. Yeah, when Bullfrog was bought by EA (like Westwood…) people left and Molyneux founded Lionhead. Well, that was when he still made decent games, I guess.
    BlueByte not only created Settlers, they also did Anno. And the brilliant and therefore of course forgotten Albion (a scifi RPG about crashing on an alien planet).

    Paradox, well, probably Europa Universalis 4. They are more or less the only ones who make these “grand strategy games” of that type; sometimes people compare them to Civilization or Total War but it’s really just too different. Making Ulm the leading power in Europe (or the World) just is something special 😉

    Well, they’ve just brought out Valkyria Chronicles 4 so I doubt anyone has reason to complain right now. Things are happening.

    1. When I looked up Europa Universalis 4, I actually remembered the box art. I don’t think I ever played any of the series, but I obviously saw it in a couple of shops. It looks like Albion is still available over on gog.com too.

  4. I grew up with the Megadrive, so I am a big Sega fan too. Lately though I have fallen out of love with them. I still cannot forgive that they never brought Phantasy Star Online 2 and Valkyria Chronicles 3 to the west.

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