You have until 5pm tomorrow, Thursday May 13th, to get your suggestions in

Final call for Develop Awards lobbying

Just over a day remains for Develop readers to make submissions and suggestions for the 2010 Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Tomorrow, Thursday May 13th, lobbying for the most prestigious awards in game development will close at 5pm GMT.

Studios have until then to recommend their company – or another – for nomination in any of the nineteen award categories outlined below.

The awards will take place on July 14th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, with 500 industry execs expected to attend.

Studios from the UK and Europe can put themselves forward for awards including Best New IP, Visual Arts, Technical Innovation, Best In-House Studio and many others. Other returning prizes include Best New Engine, Creative Outsourcing and Services.

New for this year is Best Micro Studio, an award designed to recognise the increasing number of small scale studios with 10 or fewer staff working on original download IPs.

There are a number of promotional packages at the event that include category and award sponsorship. Contact for more information on how you can get involved.

Meanwhile, we’ve posted up the full guide to the event, all of the awards up for grabs and how you can lobby for consideration – click here to read it.

Anyone in the games industry can put forward their studio, services or technology firm for the awards – or suggest companies they think should win. Simply send a 300 word lobbying pitch to

Remember: Time runs out a 5pm GMT tomorrow. Email now.

And if you’re planning to attend, don’t forget: we’ve also reduced the prices for tables and tickets to make the event as accessible as possible.

Early bird prices, for those tickets or tables booked on or before June 7th, are:

Gold Table of 10 – £1,975 + VAT
Standard Table of 10 – £1,750 + VAT
Single Seats – £175 + VAT

To book your place at the event contact, or download the booking form – which can be downloaded here.


Best New IP
Best Use of a License or IP
Visual Arts
Audio Accomplishment
Publishing Hero

Technical Innovation
Best Tools Provider
Best Engine
Creative Outsourcing
Recruitment Company

Best New Studio
Business Development
Best Handheld Studio
Best Micro Studio
Best In-House Studio
Best Independent Studio

Development Legend
Grand Prix
(Winners for these awards are chosen by the Develop team after soundings from the industry)

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