In our latest spotlight on the partners for this year's Develop Awards, business manager Liz Prince tells us how the firm is adapting to an industry that revolves around smaller studios and powerful new consoles.
Recruitment specialist Amiqus is a gold partner for the 2014 Develop Awards, which takes place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on Wednesday, July 9th. More info on the awards below.
Partner Spotlight: Amiqus
For any readers who might not know you, tell us a little more about your company and its goals.
We’re a specialist, award winning recruitment agency with over 14 years’ experience. Based in the UK we supply to studios locally and internationally, working to strengthen their teams and support the growth of the industry. We love what we do! Our expertise covers all areas of technical, creative, commercial and strategic roles and we have a deep understanding of the games market. We deliver both permanent and freelance professionals at all levels in the industry and we work with companies of all shapes and sizes.
What differentiates you from similar outfits? What's unique about you?
Our dedication to service and our style are what make us different. We seek out partnerships with clients who want to engage with us to get the best from our service, we want to be amazing for them!
Candidate sourcing is our key value and we engage in a really different way with our network which collectively is exclusive to Amiqus. To do this we’ve become relentless networkers, attracting great people who would otherwise not be available to our clients. We’re deeply connected. Our motivation comes from having brought together amazing studios with their next superstar hires.
In turn we present genuinely career enhancing opportunities to games professionals. We invest in our engagement with people, offering a full career consultation and informed advice about the market. Candidates come back to us throughout their careers because they are confident they are being sent for the best roles for them.
What excites and/or encourages you about the games industry and games development today?
The continued evolution of this sector inspires us. We love seeing smaller studios grow and it’s also great to see the rise of next gen consoles, facilitating the growth of social elements across all platforms. The games industry is progressive, multi-faceted and engaging and this is what we aspire to be too. We’re next gen!
Looking at the Develop Awards finalists, what does it say to you about the industry and development today?
The games industry has definitely changed over the last 18 months with more and more finalists coming from new startups. There are some really innovative IPs and game ideas that companies may not have previously green lit on established platforms. It’s certainly exciting to be part of honouring the brightest and best talent in our industry and looking around the room during the evening it will be great to see so many new faces being part of the awards.
Do you have a message for the finalists?
Good luck this year, it’s a fantastic achievement to be nominated by your peers and don’t get too nervous about facing over 500 people on stage if you win! It will be an amazing night regardless of the outcome.
Was there anything else you wanted to say about your company and the Develop Awards?
We love being part of this amazing industry and the awards is a fantastic time to get together to celebrate achievements. Here’s to a fantastic night and to sharing it with everyone there.
About The Develop Awards
The 2014 Develop Awards will take place on Wednesday, July 9th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, and recognises the best innovators and development talent in the UK and Europe.
If you want to attend, you can book single seats and standard or gold tables by contacting Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or calling 01992 535646.
There are multiple new awards this year, with a total of 24 prizes up for grabs, while PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny is 2014's Development Legend.
There is a host of big names backing this year's Develop Awards, including Crytek and Deep Silver as Platinum Partners, a slew of Gold Partners in UKIE, Amiqus, Keywords International, Codemasters, Perforce, Cubic Motion and Unity, Event Partners Wales Interactive, InnoGames and Tandem Events and Table Gift Partner OPM.
For more information on the sponsorship and partnership opportunities still available, contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535647.
You can find out more about the Develop Awards at the official Develop Awards website.