Top Scores: Video Games' Biggest IPOs

By Bloomberg Rankings, Marcus Chan and Amelia Hennighausen - 2014-03-05T20:03:43Z

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The Title Contenders

This isn't play money.

Over the past three decades, video game companies have raised billions of dollars in initial public offerings. 

Of course, going public is one thing -- but keeping your stock alive in the fickle gaming business is quite another.  

With King Digital Entertainment, the creator of "Candy Crush Saga," raising $500 million in its IPO, Bloomberg Rankings examined which gaming companies have scored the biggest IPOs on U.S. stock markets. 

Who took home the title? Was it the company behind "FarmVille," "Call of Duty" or "Pong"? Click to find out.

Worth noting: Of the 10 companies listed here, only four are still trading (including King). The others were either acquired or delisted. 

Even for these companies, the stock market is not all fun and games.

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