The road to XBOX ONE. Follow the journey

Develop Awards 2013 finalists revealed

Michael French
Develop Awards 2013 finalists revealed

The July 10th Develop Awards will toast another diverse array of the finest European game development talent.

Almost 100 different companies have been listed as finalists for the July 10th event. 

The shortlists for the 19 main prizes represents 36 different games and their creative talent, 49 different games studios and ten different European countries.

You can see the full list below. 

Respected iOS outfit Fireproof Games, developer of The Room, gets the most nominations – five – followed by four each for Dennaton Games (Hotline Miami), SCE’s London Studio (Wonderbook), Arkane Studios (the French team that co-developed Dishonored) and Playground Games (Forza Horizon). 

NaturalMotion and its studio Boss Alien studio claim four between them, also after the success of CSR Racing in 2012. 

There are also key nominations for free-to-play experts Supercell and its hit mobile game Clash of Clans. 

Our improved awards for Creative Contribution also acknowledge the work of external European art and audio teams on vast international projects like Halo 4 and Ni no Kuni.

There are nominations for all kinds of businesses, from solo indie games developers to 100-plus strong teams, middleware providers, service outfits and outsourcing firms.

The Develop Awards take place on July 10th at the Brighton Metropole hotel. To book a place, contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 646. 

For sponsorship and partner opportunities contactAlex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 647.

Current Develop Awards sponsors include Platinum Partners Crytek and Deep Silver, Gold Partners Testronic, Perforce, UKIE and Amiqus, Drinks Reception Partner NaturalMotion and Table Gift Partner OPM Jobs.

DEVELOP AWARDS 2013: THE FINALISTS

NEW IP

Clash of Clans - Supercell
Clay Jam - Fat Pebble
Dishonored - Arkane Studios
Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games
Surgeon Simulator - Bossa Studios
The Room - Fireproof Games
Thomas Was Alone - Mike Bithell
Warface - Crytek 

USE OF A LICENCE OR IP

Angry Birds Star Wars - Rovio
DmC: Devil May Cry - Ninja Theory
LEGO City Undercover - Traveller’s Tales
LittleBigPlanet Vita - Tarsier Studios
Magic 2013 - Stainless Games
Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed - Sumo Digital
The Snowman and the Snowdog - Crash Lab
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio 

VISUAL ARTS

Awesomenauts - Ronimo Games
CSR Racing - Boss Alien
Crysis 3 - Crytek
Forza Horizon - Playground Games
Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games
LittleBigPlanet Vita - Tarsier Studios
Rayman Jungle Run - Pastagames
The Room - Fireproof Games 

AUDIO ACCOMPLISHMENT

Crysis 3 - Crytek
Fable: The Journey - Lionhead
Forza Horizon - Playground Games
Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games
Kinect Sesame Street - Soho Productions
Sniper Elite 2 - Rebellion
The Room - Fireproof Games
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio 

USE OF NARRATIVE

Crysis 3 - Crytek
Dishonored - Arkane Studios
The 39 Steps - The Story Mechanics
The Room - Fireproof Games
Thomas Was Alone - Mike Bithell
Xi: Continuum - nDreams
ZombiU - Ubisoft Montpellier
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio 

PUBLISHING HERO

AppyNation
Kickstarter UK
KISS
NaturalMotion Games
Ripstone
Square Enix London Studios
Strategic Content - SCEE
Valve 

ONLINE INNOVATION 

Curiosity - 22Cans
Hitman: Absolution - Contracts - IO Interactive
Illyriad - Illyriad
RaceNet - Codemasters
Smart As - Climax Studios
Turbulenz Platform - Turbulenz 

TECHNICAL INNOVATION 

Dimensional Imaging
GameMaker - YoYo Games
Hitman Absolution Crowd Tech - IO Interactive
Just Dance TV - Ubisoft
Marmalade Juice - Marmalade
Oculus Rift - Oculus VR
Unreal Engine - Epic Games
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio 

TOOLS PROVIDER

Donya Labs
Epic Games
FMOD
Geomerics
Havok
Marmalade
Perforce
Unity Technologies 

ENGINE 

CryEngine 3 - Crytek
GameMaker - YoYo Games
Havok Vision Engine – Havok
HeroEngine 2 - Idea Fabrik
Unity Engine - Unity Technologies
Unreal Engine - Epic Games 

SERVICES

Audiomotion
LocalizeDirect
Nimrod Productions
Pinewood Studios
Player Research
Quantic Dream
Testronic Labs
VMC Game Labs 

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION - AUDIO

David Housden - Thomas Was Alone
High Score Productions - Harry Potter Kinect
Savalas Sound - Halo 4: Spartan Ops
Side - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The Audio Guys - Sonic & AllStars Racing Transformed
Wave Studios - Kinect Sesame Street 

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION - VISUALS 

Axis Animation - Halo 4: Spartan Ops
Cubic Motion - LEGO City Undercover
Faceware Technologies and CounterPunch Studios - Crysis 3
Rabcat - Forza Horizon
Realtime UK - Wargaming trailers
Tarsier Studios - LittleBigPlanet Karting 

RECRUITER

Aardvark Swift
Amiqus
Avatar Games
Creative Personnel
Guru Careers
OPM Recruitment
Datascope
Specialmove 

MICRO STUDIO

Big Head Games
Crash Lab
Dennaton Games
Fireproof Games
FuturLab
Hotsauce Interactive
Mike Bithell
Terry Cavanagh 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Abertay University Prototype Fund
Eutechnyx
King
Luxology
Mediatonic
Mind Candy
Jagex
Wargaming 

INDEPENDENT STUDIO

CCP
Crytek
Dlala
Ninja Theory
Playground Games
Sumo Digital
Supercell
Yippee Entertainment 

IN-HOUSE STUDIO

Arkane Studios
Boss Alien
Creative Assembly
Criterion Games
IO Interactive
Sports Interactive
Traveller’s Tales
Ubisoft Montpellier 

NEW STUDIO

22Cans
Born Ready Games
Boss Alien
Dlala
FuturLab
Hotsauce Interactive
Playground Games
Soho Productions 

SPECIAL AWARD: DEVELOPMENT LEGEND

The winner of this award is chosen by the Develop team and will be announced next month.

Advertisement

Tags: finalists , develop awards 2013

Follow us on

  • RSS