Hurry! One week left until the Develop Awards

...and the Develop Conference kicks off next Tuesday
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A big week for European game development is fast approaching, with the Develop Awards taking place next Wednesday.

With over 500 top execs, programmers and producers attending, the awards will run alongside the wide-ranging Develop Conference at the Hilton Metropole hotel on the Brighton seafront.

Companies of all sizes will be battling it out across a range of categories that cover everything from Creativity to Technology, Services, Studios and Outsourcing (see full list below) on the evening of Wednesday July 14th.

Broadcaster and comedian Rufus Hound will host the evening, while sponsors include Autodesk, Amiqus, Babel Media, Direct 2 Drive, Imagination Studios and Realtime UK.

Tables for groups are now highly limited, but to check for availability or purchase single tickets please contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk.

"We are hugely excited to be hosting so many leading names from all over European and North America on Wednesday July 14th. This year's Develop Awards look all set to be the biggest and best ever,” said Develop editor Michael French.

Meanwhile the Develop Conference – also taking place at the Hilton Metropole hotel in Brighton – runs from Tuesday July 13th to Thursday July 15th.

The three-day event will include nine keynotes and over 85 sessions. Currently over 1,200 attendees are scheduled to attend, and each will have a great variety of session themes to choose from – from motion control to 3D gaming, freemium content, mobile and online business, tax breaks, lighting and sound engineering and PR.

Click here to visit the Develop Conference official website.

Here follows the Develop Awards 2010 categories and finalists in full:

CREATIVITY

Best New IP
Blur (Bizarre Creations)
Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
Alan Wake (Remedy)
EyePet (SCE London Studio)
Backbreaker (NaturalMotion Games)
APB (Realtime Worlds)
Split/Second (Black Rock Studio)

Best New Download IP
Angry Birds (Rovio)
VVVVVV (Distractionware)
Chime (Zoe Mode)
Machinariam (Amanita Design)
Orbital (BitForge)
Blue Toad Murder Files (Relentless Software)
Joe Danger (Hello Games)

Best Use of a Licence or IP
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)
Metro 2033 (4A Games)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Climax)
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (Sumo Digital / Revolution Software)
LittleBigPlanet PSP (SCE Cambridge)
Aliens vs Predator (Rebellion)

Visual Arts

Machinarium (Amanita Design)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)
Alan Wake (Remedy)
Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
EyePet (SCE London Studio)
Split/Second (Black Rock Studio)

Audio Accomplishment
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA DICE)
Blur (Bizarre Creations)
DJ Hero (FreeStyleGames)
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising (Codemasters)
Split/Second (Black Rock Studio)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Climax)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)

Publishing Hero
Sega
Sony XDev
Bigpoint
Microsoft
Channel 4
BBC

TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES

Technical Innovation
Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
Sony Augmented Reality (EyePet/Invizimals)
Unity Engine (Unity Technologies)
Uniter (Bigpoint)
Split/Second (Black Rock Studio)
Hustle Kings (Voo Foo Studios)

Tools Provider
Autodesk
Scaleform
Havok
Hansoft
SCE (R&D/SN Systems/PlayStation Home)
Audiokinetic
Dolby

Engine
Unity Engine (Unity Technologies)
Unreal Engine (Epic Games)
Gamebryo Lightspeed (Emergent)
CryEngine (Crytek)
Vision Game Engine (Trinigy)

Services
Babel Media
Audiomotion
Catalyst Outsourcing
Testology
Universally Speaking
Testronic Labs

Audio Outsourcer
Outsource Media UK
Side
Richard Jacques Studios
Nimrod Productions
Media Mill
The Audio Guys
High Score Productions

Visual Outsourcer
Spov
Axis Animation
Image Metrics
Realtime UK
Imagination Studios

Recruitment Company
SpecialMove
Natural Selection
Amiqus
OPM
Aardvark Swift
Handle Recruitment

STUDIOS

Best New Studio
Lightning Fish Games
VooFoo Studios
Hello Games
Six to Start
Wonderland Software
Slightly Mad Studios
NaturalMotion Games

Micro Studio
Startfruit Games
Mobigame
Amanita Design
Binary Tweed
Hello Games
Tag Games
Distractionware

Handheld Studio
Rovio
Rockstar Leeds
Novarama Technology
SCE Cambridge
Ideaworks Game Studios
Digital Goldfish

Business Development
Avalanche Studios
Sony XDev
Eutechnyx
Blitz 1UP
X2 Games – Exient
NDreams

In-House Studio
Rocksteady Studios
Bizarre Creations
Black Rock Studio
SCE London Studio
Sports Interactive
The Creative Assembly
Codemasters

Independent Studio
Realtime Worlds
Quantic Dream
Sumo Digital
Remedy
Jagex Games Studio
Red Lynx

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