2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards Winners Revealed

Nov 13, 2015, 09:40 ET from TIGA

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

                                               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:
    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.

About TIGA 

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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