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Favourite Game Developer Tournament - Round 1

Nintendo 483 62.32%
HAL Laboratory 15 1.94%
Kojima Productions 128 16.52%
Relic Entertainment 10 1.29%
Ubisoft Montpellier 31 4.00%
Origin Systems 5 0.65%
Arkane Studios 23 2.97%
Polyphony Digital 62 8.00%
Ensemble Studios 10 1.29%
New World Computing 8 1.03%

So this is my first attempt at a front-page poll tournament, to discover VGC's top 10 video game developers.

The first round will consist of a series of polls featuring 10 devs each. The 10 are chosen based on seedings, which were determined by how many lists each one featured on in this thread (so Nintendo was no.1 seed with 27 mentions, Monolith is currently no.2 with 16 mentions, and so on).

The two in each round that receive the most votes automatically go through to the next stage, while those in 3rd and 4th place will get a second chance in the bonus round.

These polls won't run the standard week like most (since there are going to be a lot of them, and if each one ran or a week the tournie would take forever to complete) - probably just a couple of days each instead. Will see how it goes.

The first 10:

Nintendo (Zelda, Mario Kart, Super Mario, Metroid, Star Fox series, etc. etc. etc.)
HAL Laboratory (Kirby, Mother/EarthBound, Super Smash Bros. series)
Kojima Productions (Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid, and Metal Gear Acid series)
Relic Entertainment (Homeworld, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes series)
Ubisoft Montpellier (Rayman series, Beyond Good & Evil, 
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Assassin's Creed Odyssey)
Origin Systems (Ultima and Wing Commander series)
Arkane Studios (Dishonored series, 
BioShock 2, Prey (2017))
Polyphony Digital (Gran Turismo series)
Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires series, Halo Wars)
New World Computing (Heroes of Might and Magic series, King's Bounty, Planet's Edge)

P.S. There are still slots open for extra developers, so if you want to ensure your favourites are included please post your list here -

Last edited by Machina - on 22 October 2018

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heh, I haven't even heard of half of them

Ensemble gets my vote though. Too bad Microsoft killed them, they used to be great.

oh wow, I forgot about Arkane. My vote goes to them, I still think Dishonored 2 has the best level design this gen.

Ride The Chariot

Exclude Nintendo. It would help diversify the results.

Nintendo for me, with Kojima and Montpellier far behind.

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Nintendo will easily win this round, it's almost unfair for the other contenders (and rightfully so), but, since I haven’t played any Nintendo game since my childhood, my vote goes for Polyphony Digital.

Damn this is a tough round for me, as I love both Ensemble and Arkane. That being said, both will lose because they had the misfortune of going up against overrated Nintendo in the first round : (

Ka-pi96 said:
heh, I haven't even heard of half of them

Ensemble gets my vote though. Too bad Microsoft killed them, they used to be great.

Tsk, Tsk, and you call yourself a gamer. I've heard of all of these before except for New World. xD

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Ulternia said:
Exclude Nintendo. It would help diversify the results.

Yeah, I agree with this. Considering roughly 40-45% of the VGC userbase are Nintendo fans, it's already a given that they will win. Might as well just give them 1st place now and remove them from all rounds so that those rounds will actually be interesting. We won't get any relevant data on what the 2nd or 3rd best studio this round is because there are so many votes for Nintendo. 

Of the ones there, it's Kojima Productions for me, followed by Nintendo and Arkane as 2nd and 3rd.