Survey: 8.8% of game developers are making games for Windows Phone 7

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The Game Developer magazine has released the results of its first-ever mobile and social developer technology survey in its May 2012 issue.

The survey as expected found mobile developers overwhelmingly supported iPhone and Android, but also that Windows Phone was the 3rd platform of choice, with 8.8% of developers working on Windows Phone 7 apps, despite the OS only having a market share of around 2% worldwide.

Despite Blackberry and Symbian both having a much bigger installed base, with many tens of millions of handsets in the hands of users, developers have clearly written off those platforms, with all of them having less than 3% of the share of developer attention.

The survey also showed the Unity Engine was the most popular with developers, with more than 50% using this game engine. Hopefully with Windows Phone 8 Microsoft can look at supporting this middleware to make the porting and concurrent development of games on Windows Phone significantly easier.

See more on the survey at Gamasutra here.

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