ABOUT Country: United Kingdom www.facepunchstudios.com
Facepunch is another Great British development success story for the Develop 100 list. But while founder Garry Newman has been an active member of the gaming community – the business is constructed around the Garry’s Mod toolkit that he modded from Half-Life 2 and Source in the mid-noughties – Newman does not actively court the press and media in the way that other indies might do. Revenues from both Garry’s Mod and the company’s recent game Rust in the last 12 months should put Facepunch Studios at somewhere around the $34m revenue mark.
COM2US CORPORATION Now owned by Gamevil, Com2us is a mobile and online games developer and publisher based in South Korea that is nearing its second decade in the business. Although it does remain a mid-tier publisher, Com2us has a wide portfolio of games that have key audiences in Asia and which the firm has recently been hoping will expand over into Western territories via local offices that have been set up in North America. Com2us’ standout game is Summoners War, which alone is likely to be earning around $33m a year for the South Korea-set company.
ABOUT Country: South Korea us.com2us.com
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