Video games are awesome, and so is Twitter.
Everyone from Publishers to Developers and Artists have embraced the 140 world, and it easy to lose your way in the twitterverse!
IQU has compiled the essential list of the game industry twitter accounts to follow, giving you the inside track on the news that matters, straight from the mouths that count!
Activision is that much beloved French video game publisher and developer, responsible for cult franchises like Splinter Cell, Assassins’ Creed and the Tom Clancy series. Their official twitter feed is an exciting mix of competitions, press releases and customer service.
Love them or hate them, EA's central twitter account is a feed from all their sub twitter accounts, keeping followers abreast on everything from their social games to sports and first person shooters. They also engage with followers, retweeting photos and comments and offering support as well.
The Zynga twitter feed is a cool mix of surveys, competitions and news about their games and charity collaborations.
No independent developer is as outspoken and vocal on Twitter as Persson, creative mind behind Minecraft and the forthcoming scrolls. Often quotes and heavily followed, his twitter feed is a unique mix of insight, sarcasm and love for the industry.
Powerhouse team behind the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, their twitter feed is a mix of announcements, article links and retweets of their devout fans
Everyone knows Gameloft and their impact of mobile and social gaming. Follow their twitter feed to stay in touch with their fans, as well as breaking news on releases and their #Freegamefriday winners.
AKA 'CliffyB', Bleszinski is the design guru behind Epic Game's Unreal and Gears of War Franchise. Heavily retweeted and insightful, his twitter account is a revealing glimpse into a design legends mindset.
Creative director behind Irrational Games and genius behind titles like Bioshock and Freedom Force, his feed is a delightful mix of insight, comedy and Q+A.
Much beloved adventure games man and Kickstarter legend, Tim Schafer's tweeting agenda is equal parts comedic and wise games industry perspective.
Campbell is an established artist whose work has been in video games like Brutal Legend and Psychonauts to children's book illustrations and comic books. His artwork has been showcased in galleries around the world.
Not only an indie game composer and writer, he was part of the much beloved Idle Thumbs podcast series (returning soon!) and a journalist for sites like Schacknews and Gamasutra. Follow for an eclectic look at the industry from someone who has worked on both sides on the fence.
A freelance composer who has worked for a wide range of companies, including Ubisoft, THQ and Bungie, Freeland is a musician with a passion for interactive art. He recently won the 2012 IGF Seamus McNally Grand Prize for his work on Fez, and his twitter posts reflect the wonderful intersections between music and video game production.
The Inside Network is the central twitter stream for Inside Social Games, Inside Mobile Apps and App Data, delivering breaking news about the mobile and social games industry across their site portfolio.
Bringing a cross section of news covering the intersections behind mobile technology, social media and internet culture, their twitter stream reveals the currents underpinning many of the changes in video game industry.
PocketGamer.biz's twitter feed highlights their coverage of emerging deals and industry leader comments in the fast paced mobile gaming business.
What would a Twitter list be without iQU's very own and very much tweeting CEO, Reinout? Follow this Twitter'aholic for industry news, updates, retweets and a daily dose of news related to the b2b side of games industry.
Most importantly, don't forget to follow IQU on Twitter for all the essential insight and analysis on the video game industry you will ever need!
Douglas Stewart is a staff writer at iQU. When he is not writing, he devours books, plays an excessive amount of games, and is working on his upcoming fiction novel that (naturally) involves intersections between technology, gaming and society. Follow Douglas @TheGearCog