Game developers have chosen Valve as the most desirable developer/publisher to work for, even ahead of working for themselves, an Independent Game Developers Association survey of over 2200 devs has revealed.

Valve, makers of CS, Half-Life, Dota 2, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead and more, also won out ahead of Activision Blizzard, BioWare and Ubisoft.

Family friendly Nintendo ranked No.7, followed by Naughty Dog, Double Fine and Bethesda Game Studios.

Top 10 most desirable places to work:

1. Valve

2. My own company

3. Activision Blizzard

4. BioWare

5. Ubisoft

6. Current employer

7. Nintendo

8. Naughty Dog

9. Double Fine

10. Bethesda Game Studios