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Develop was a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry. Based in London, UK, the magazine allowed participation by anyone working in the video game industry. Develop was part of NewBay Media.[2] It was the only European-based website and print magazine aimed exclusively at the development community.[citation needed] The current online portal, complete with a digital version of the print publication, was active since July 2007.[3][4]

EditorJem Alexander
CategoriesComputer and video games
First issueAugust 1996
Final issue2018
CompanyNewBay Media
CountryUnited Kingdom

Develop 100 was an annual rating system for game developers produced by Develop. It was a ranking of the world's games development studios based on a variety of criteria including sales data, critical success and industry standing.

The Develop Industry Excellence Awards, also yearly, honoured the development of video games and award studios across a range of categories.[5] It was presented in 2010 by comic Rufus Hound.[5]

In November 2017, NewBay announced that in early 2018, the website and magazine of Develop would be absorbed into sister brand MCVUK[6][7]


  1. ^ "Develop Media Pack" (PDF). Intent Media. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ "New website for Develop magazine". NewBay Media. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Develop Mag - Online Portal for Everyone Involved with Game Development". Softpedia. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Develop unveils new web portal". Intent Media. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b Ben Parfitt (30 June 2010). "Develop Awards – finalists revealed | Games industry news | MCV". MCVUK. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  6. ^ "NewBay unites video games group under MCV".
  7. ^ Kerr, Chris. "Develop to be absorbed by MCV in 2018".

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