LONDON, November 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
TIGA, the independent games association, today announces the winners of the 2015 TIGA Awards following a glittering ceremony held on 12th November at LSO St Luke's in London, to celebrate the best in creativity, innovation and business in the UK games industry.
18 months on from the introduction of tax breaks for the UK games industry, the great and the good of UK games development came together under one roof in a celebration of the excellence of small and large games companies making incredibly creative and inspiring work over the past year.
The public vote for the TIGA Game of the Year Award broke last year's record to receive nearly 30,000 individual votes, demonstrating the growing popularity of the awards, which are designed to recognise and reward games businesses of all sizes.
TIGA's charity partner for the 2015 awards was SpecialEffect, an organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.
Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said: "The TIGA Awards are designed to commend, congratulate and celebrate. At our Awards Ceremony last night we applauded and highlighted excellence in games and business, education and technology, diversity and creativity. I would like to say a huge congratulations to all of our winners, whose creativity and excellence is driving the games industry forward."
"Our judges were pleased to have the challenging task of judging work that has the power to stop us in our tracks. Well done again to everyone that entered, those who were shortlisted and those who eventually won. We would also like to thank all of our generous sponsors and partners, as well as everyone who has supported the awards."
The 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards Winners
Best Action/Adventure Game - Large Studio Supermassive Games: Until Dawn Best Action/Adventure Game - Small Studio Payload Studios: Terra Tech Best Arcade Game - Large Studio Rebellion: Zombie Army Trilogy Best Arcade Game - Small Studio Red Phantom Games: Minutes Best Audio Design Radiant Worlds:SkySaga Best Casual Game - Large Studio Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio: Grow Home Best Casual Game - Small Studio Chilled Mouse: Chime Sharp The Chinese Room: Everybody's Gone To The Best Creative Gameplay Rapture Best Debut Game Freejam: Robocraft Unleashed Diversity Award Team 17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes David Smith: Interactive Selection for his work with Women in Games Best Game with A Purpose - Large Studio Aardman Animations: Sustainable Shaun Best Game with A Purpose - Small Studio GamelabUK: The Boris Games Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Most Original Game Bloodborne Best Social Game - Large Studio Sony Computer Entertainment: LittleBigPlanet3 Best Social Game - Small Studio Legendary Games: Year 0:Tactics Ninja Theory: DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Best Visual Design Edition Best Animation Supplier Speech Graphics Best Art Supplier Leading Light Design Best Audio Supplier Side Best Education Initiative & Talent Development Grads in Games (Aardvark Swift) Best Educational Institution Sheffield Hallam University Best Independent Studio Space Ape Games Best In House Studio Rare Outstanding Leadership Award Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17 Digital Ltd Best Legal Services Supplier Stevens & Bolton LLP Best Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Best QA Provider Universally Speaking Best Recruitment Agency Amiqus Best Start Up Playtonic Games Best Tax and Accountancy Firm MMP Tax Limited UK Heritage Award Sumo Digital Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Tech Marmalade Best Technical Innovation Simplygon Outstanding Individual Carl Cavers Sumo Digital Game of the Year Space Ape Games: Rival Kingdoms
For the 2015 Awards TIGA was delighted to announce its key partners - made up of the vanguard of the UK videogame industry. These include platinum sponsors Supermicro, gold sponsors King, Team17 and Jigsaw24, and silver sponsors Playground Games, Sumo Digital, Havoc, Marmalade, Universally Speaking, Abertay University, Ubisoft Reflections, Epic Games. AQA, Unreal Engine and SoftLayer. Bronze sponsors include MMP, Amiqus, Weightmans, Stevens & Bolton LLP, Radiant Worlds, Centroid Motion Capture, Creative England, Grads In Games, Perforce, Timali, Sheridans, Simplygon, SpaceApe, GameBench.
TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry. Since 2010, TIGA has won 24 business awards and commendations. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:
- Political representation
- Media representation
- Business services
This enhances the competitiveness of our members by providing benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities. It also means our members'voices are heard in the corridors of power and positively represented in national, broadcast and UK video game trade media.
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