This year has started off brilliantly for software developers, Whispering Gibbon, as they saw themselves listed as one of the top 100 games companies to watch in 2014.
Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Whispering Gibbon is developing a new generation of games and multimedia apps that embrace new audiences and broaden the definition of what it is to be a gamer.
Combining the quality of AAA development with the innovation and usability of mobile, they are moving beyond traditional gaming, creating surprising, alternative and engaging experiences.
They are now part of Develop100, a list of the top 100 software companies expected to have the biggest impact on the games industry over the next 12 months.
Created by game development and news site Develop-online.net in conjunction with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, the list saw Whispering Gibbon rubbing shoulders with the likes of Xbox, Valve, Ubisoft Montreal and Tango Gameworks – the brainchild of Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil game franchise.
Understandably, Whispering Gibbon were thrilled to hear that they had made the cut.
Joe Stevens, Director of Whispering Gibbon, says: “We always looked forward to the new Develop100 to see who would be doing exciting things in the year to come.
“It was a very proud moment to be included alongside so many of the world leading studios that we admire.”