TIGA Congratulates The Develop Award Winners

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry,would like to congratulate all the winners at last night’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2010.

This year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards saw a wide variety of industry luminaries and indie champions taking home awards. UK companies were well represented with the Gower brothers and Jagex scooping the Development Legend award, new studio Hello Games winning two awards including best new studio and best micro studio. UK audio company Side won best audio outsourcer and Rocksteady, FreeStyleGames, Black Rock Studio, SonyXDev and SCE Cambridge also all scooped awards.

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO stated:“Huge congratulations to all of last night’s winners. The number of UK studios winning awards illustrates the talent and diversity that exists in the British industry. TIGA is proud to represent this innovative sector and strives to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.”

Below is a complete list of the winners in each category:

    <*>Best New IP: Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream) <*>Best New Download IP: Angry Birds (Rovio) <*>Best Use of a Licence or IP: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios) <*>Visual Arts: Split/Second (Black Rock Studio) <*>Audio Accomplishment: DJ Hero (FreeStyleGames) <*>Publishing Hero: Channel 4 <*>Technical Innovation: Unity Engine (Unity Technologies) <*>Tools Provider: Hansoft <*>Engine: Unreal Engine 3 <*>Services: Testology <*>Audio Outsourcer: Side <*>Visual Outsourcer: Axis Animation <*>Recruitment Company: Amiqus <*>Best New Studio and Micro Studio: Hello Games <*>Handheld Studio: SCE Cambridge <*>Business Development: Sony XDev <*>In-House Studio: Rocksteady Studios <*>Independent Studio: Quantic Dream <*>Development Legend: The Gower Brothers (Jagex) <*>Grand Prix: Unity Technologies


Notes to editors:

About TIGA:

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010.

TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org.

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