Exient Entertainment

Exient Entertainment (also known as Exient Limited) is an independent video game developer based in Oxford, United Kingdom with additional development studios in Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, and Malta.[1] Mainly developing for handheld gaming systems, Exient grew a name for itself shrinking popular series' games to portable systems. It is known for its ports of various games in the Madden NFL, FIFA, Need for Speed, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour series for Electronic Arts and for developing numerous titles in the Angry Birds series. The company was incorporated in 2000 and began operations in January 2001.

Exient Entertainment
IndustryVideo games
HeadquartersOxford, United Kingdom
WebsiteOfficial website

Until 2013, the bulk of their development was for dedicated portable gaming platforms such as PSP, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance but since 2014 their games have been developed for Android and iOS only. Exient currently develops its games on a proprietary, in-house developed, engine named XGS.

Games developedEdit


  • Top Gear: Donut Dash (iOS, Android) - published by BBC Worldwide [2]


  • Dancing with the Stars (iOS, Android) - published by Donut Publishing














  • Steven Gerrard's Total Soccer 2002 (GBA) - published by Ubisoft


  • TIGA Best Casual Game 2013 Diggs Nightcrawler
  • BAFTA Best Handheld Game (Nominated), The Sims 3 (NDS)
  • Gamescom 2010 Best Mobile Title (Nominated), The Sims 3 (NDS)[5]
  • IGN 2007 Best Sports Game[6]
  • IGN 2007 Best Developer[7]
  • Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Award 2003 Total Soccer
  • IGN Best Handheld Sports Game 2003 FIFA 04 GBA
  • IGN Best Handheld Sports Game 2005 FIFA Soccer 06 NDS
  • TIGA Best Handheld Games Development Studio 2005[8]
  • Develop 100 - The World’s Most Successful Game Studios - 2007 Edition - (position 50)[9][10]
  • Develop 100 - The World’s Most Successful Game Studios - 2009 Edition - (position 67)[11]


  1. ^ "Career Locations". Exient Entertainment. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Ian Bickley at Exient Talks Bake Escape and Playtesting Mobile Games". Gamasutra. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ IGN, February 28, 2008 - FIFA Street 3 Review. A vast improvement over last year's mess, but still not a portable hit. by Craig Harris
  4. ^ Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, 01-NOV-2006. Review of NASCAR 07.
  5. ^ "EA nominated for several gamescon awards". Gaming Nexus.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2010-11-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-11-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Tiga – List of 2006 finalists
  9. ^ Develop 100 Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  10. ^ "MCV, Mar 12 2008, 4:17pm – Develop 100: UK studios triumphant in 2007. Michael French". Archived from the original on 2008-03-13. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  11. ^ [1]

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