London, England, 20th December 2007: TIGA, The Independent Game Developers Association, today announced a bigger and even more prestigious annual 2007 awards ceremony that will be take place at the Haymarket Hotel in London on 30th January 2008.
As well as a brand new venue, TIGA is also expanding the voting categories to take into account two new awards: 'best technology', and 'best cross media application of games'. This last award is for a company who provides services or technology cross media (games, web, TV and film).
Commenting on the awards Fred Hasson, TIGA CEO, said "For the 2007 awards we wanted to be able to showcase the vast array of talent that is currently residing in the UK and European development community, and some of the feedback we received from past awards has led us to introduce these new categories." He continued, "By giving our members the chance to also vote on the best technological achievements of the past 12 months, as well as embracing the new platformsand techniques in the cross media category, the TIGA awards are now even more reflective of the European development community as a whole."
Taking place at the Haymarket Hotel, London on the 30th January 2008, the 2007 TIGA awards will be voted on by TIGA members who have until the 7th January to register their nominations.
The full list of categories is as follows:
• Best PC game / console game 2007
• Best handheld console game 2007
• Best mobile game 2007
• Best technology 2007
• Best cross media application 2007
• Best developer 2007
• Best player (individual) 2007
For more information on the awards, or to arrange interviews, please contact:-
t: 07973 614302
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-- About Tiga --
Tiga is the national trade association representing the business and commercial interests of games software developers in the UK and Europe. Tiga's key objective is to keep its members at the heart of the global games industry by helping to create a successful business environment for them and by representing their interests to Government, Europe, and financiers. To this end Tiga has 2 principle roles:
•To interface with Government departments and Ministers (as well as Europe) on all issues that affect the overall wellbeing of the sector - Tiga has relations with BERR, Treasury, Inland Revenue, UKTI, DCMS, DIUS, and the Home Office; we encourage a strong partnership between government and industry, and
•To develop economic development strategies for the sector that make the UK the place of choice to do 'games' business; we aim to get UK development back into 3rd place and keep it one of the top most important global centres, alongside the US and Japan.
This press release was issued by Peppermint P– the Development Industry's specialist PR agency. Find out more at: www.peppermintp.co.uk