Guerrilla Games is crowned Studio of the Year at the 2017 Develop Awards

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games grabbed the coveted Studio of the Year Award at last night’s Develop Awards 2017 in Brighton.

Rocksteady’s Batman VR grabbed two awards – Visual Design and Sound Design. Creative Assembly did the same, winning in the Music Design and In-House Studio categories. There was also a big win for indie publisher Curve, which claimed the Publishing Hero award. Playtonic nabbed the New Studio gong, too.

Brenda and John Romero were also the recipients of the Development Legends award.

Here’s the full list of winners:


New Games IP (Sponsored by Pole to Win)

Overcooked – Ghost Town Games

Animation (New for 2017)

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games

Visual Design (New for 2017)

Batman Arkham VR – Rocksteady Games

Music Design (New for 2017)

Total War Warhammer – Creative Assembly

Sound Design (New for 2017 – Sponsored by Dolby)

Batman Arkham VR – Rocksteady Games

Best Writing (New for 2017)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – CD Projekt Red

Best Performance

Larry Fessenden (Until Dawn: Rush of Blood) – Supermassive Games

Publishing Hero

Curve Digital

Micro/Start Up Studio (Sponsored by Perforce)

Fiddlesticks Games

Indepemdent Studio (Sponsored by Amiqus)

Playground Games

In-House Studio (Sponsored by Green Man Gaming

Creative Assembly

New Studio (Sponsored by Games London)

Playtonic Games


Creative Outsourcer: Visual & Development

Lost (Amazon Lumberyard) – Realtime UK

Design & Creativity Tool

Gamemaker Studio – YoYo Games

Tools Provider – Production (Sponsored by Testronic)

Popcorn FX – Persistent Studios


Epic Games – Unreal Engine


Audiomotion Studios

QA & Localisation

Universally Speaking


Aardvark Swift

Creative Outsourcer: Audio

Soundcuts Ltd – Sunless Sea (Failbetter Games)

Technology Provider



Studio of the Year (Sponsored by Epic Games)

Guerrilla Games

Development Legends

Brenda and John Romero

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