The Develop Awards 2017 is almost upon us. In just over two weeks the best of the games industry in both UK and Europe will gather at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on July 12th 2017, to celebrate another excellent year for games. This year's event will be hosted by stand-up comedian Mark Watson.
The industry is ready to celebrate with you as well as we announce the full sponsor list for this year's awards. We've also had an amazing response from the industry for the new categories we've included and we'd like to thank everyone that has already helped to make this year's awards so special already.
Epic Games and the Unreal Engine 4 have had a stand out year, pushing the boundaries of game development. It's a pleasure to welcome them as our headline sponsor for the awards.
Our charity partner has moved into gaming to spread the message of welfare and support for children around the world displaced and affected by conflict. WarChild has been involved with the games industry for many years now and the positive effect this has continued to grow.
All this wouldn't be possible without our event partner, Develop:Brighton who have welcomed us again to the conference to hold the biggest awards night for the industry in the UK.
We'll also be holding the Develop Quiz 2017 on July 11th 2017 at the Komedia in Brighton, partnered with Testronic. Tables are still available so visit our website and book now for a night of knowledge, music rounds and fun: https://www.nbmevents.uk/developawards/quiz
The full list of sponsors are as follows:
Headline Sponsor: Epic Games/Unreal engine
Charity Partner: WarChild
Studio of the Year Award Sponsor: Epic Games/Unreal Engine
New Studio Award: Games London
Tools Provider Award: Testronic
Micro/Start Up Studio Award: Perforce
New Games IP Award: Pole To Win
Sound Design Award: Dolby
In-House Studio Award: Green Man Gaming
Develop Award 2017 Sponsors (in alphabetical order):
Epic Games/Unreal Engine
Green Man Gaming
Pole to Win