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Issue 179, February 2017
EditorJem Alexander
CategoriesVideo game industry
FormatPrint, digital
First issueAugust 1996; 26 years ago (1996-08)
Final issue
December 2017 (2017-12)
CompanyNewBay Media
CountryUnited Kingdom

Develop was a monthly UK trade magazine for the video game industry. Its online portal, complete with a digital version of the print publication, was active since July 2007.[1]

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.[citation needed]

The Develop Industry Excellence Awards, also annually, honoured the development of video games and award studios across a range of categories.[2]

In November 2017, NewBay Media, the owner of Develop at the time, announced that the websites, magazines and events of Develop and sister magazine Esports Pro would be absorbed into MCV by early 2018, with the combined magazine moving to a monthly frequency.[3][4]


  1. ^ Truta, Filip (17 July 2007). "Develop Mag - Online Portal for Everyone Involved with Game Development". Softpedia.
  2. ^ French, Michael (3 June 2008). "Develop Awards: the finalists are revealed". MCV.
  3. ^ Barton, Seth (20 November 2017). "NewBay unites video games group under MCV, Esports Pro to be incorporated into MCV brand". MCV.
  4. ^ Kerr, Chris (20 November 2017). "Develop to be absorbed by MCV in 2018". Gamasutra.