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    TIGA Games Industry Awards Finalists Announced.

    TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry, has announced the list of finalists for the TIGA Games Industry Awards, ahead of the ceremony at Guildhall, London on the evening of November 1, 2018.

    This year’s nominations are as follows:

    Best Action and Adventure Game

    1. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – For The King
    2. EightPixelsSquare – Sniper Strike: Special Ops
    3. Evil Twin Artworks – Victory at Sea Pacific
    4. Polyarc – Moss
    5. Rare Ltd – Sea of Thieves
    6. Rebellion – Rogue Trooper Redux
    7. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – God of War
    8. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – Detroit Become Human
    9. Telehorse – Steamburg
    10. Toxic Games – Q.U.B.E. 2
    11. Unbound Creations – Headliner: NoviNews

    Creativity Award

    1. BIGUMAKU – Muvimi
    2. Bossa Studio – Worlds Adrift
    3. CrobbitArts – Day in Dementia
    4. Legendary Games – The Island: Survival Challenge
    5. Lozange Lab – Swim Out
    6. Ninja Theory – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
    7. Payload Studios – TerraTech
    8. PlayFusion – Lightseekers
    9. Playniac – Insane Robots
    10. Rare Ltd – Sea of Thieves
    11. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/EPOS – WipEout VR

    Best Educational Game

    1. Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences – Attentat 1942
    2. Complete Control – Solve Shoot Score
    3. Creative Assembly – A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA
    4. Kooapps – Pictoword
    5. Kuato Studios – The Famous Five Adventure Game
    6. Mangahigh – Graphs of the Galaxy
    7. No Yetis Allowed – Peter Rabbit: Let’s Go!
    8. Puzzle Moo Games – Puzzle Moo
    9. Reflex Arc – The Virtual Plant Cell – Classroom
    10. Steel Minions (Sheffield Hallam) – The Chantry
    11. UNIGE – Echo Rescue

    Best Arcade Game

    1. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Rogue Aces
    2. Huey Games Ltd – Hyper Sentinel
    3. Good Catch Games – Mr Bean – Risky Ropes
    4. nDreams – Shooty Fruity
    5. Rebellion – Battlezone Gold Edition
    6. Studio MDHR – Cuphead
    7. Ubisoft Reflections – Atomega
    8. Vision Games Publishing – Riftstar Raiders
    9. Wales Interactive – Time Carnage
    10. Pocket Sized Hands – Flintlock Boom
    11. Pixel Toys – Drop Dead

    Best Audio Design

    1. Codemasters –ONRUSH
    2. Creative Assembly – A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA
    3. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Human: Fall Flat
    4. Ninja Theory – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
    5. Polphony Digital Inc – Grand Turismo Sport
    6. Rare Ltd – Sea of Thieves
    7. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – Detroit Become Human
    8. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – God of War
    9. Supermassive Games – The Inpatient
    10. Ubisoft Reflections – Ode
    11. Ustwo Games – Monument Valley 2

    Best Casual Game

    1. Aardman Animations – Raven – True Warriors’ Path
    2. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Human: Fall Flat
    3. Future Games of London – Hungry Shark World
    4. Goodboy Digital – Denis & Gnasher Unleashed: Leg it!
    5. Japan Studio/Clap Hanz Ltd – Everybody’s Golf
    6. Kooapps – Word Beach
    7. Rogue Games/Amuzo – FLO
    8. Snap Finger Click – Awkward
    9. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – Frantics
    10. Strawdog – Simon’s Cat – Pop Time
    11. Wish Studios – Knowledge is Power

    Diversity Award

    1. Amiqus – Putting the G into Gaming Campaign
    2. BAME in Games
    3. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd– Bomber Crew
    4. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd– For the King
    5. D’Avekki Studios – The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
    6. IHDC – Gaconf
    7. Legendary Games – The Island: Survival Challenge
    8. Ninja Theory – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
    9. Testronic
    10. VR Focus

    Best Game by a Small Studio

    1. Complete Control – PJ Masks Time to be a Hero
    2. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Smoke and Sacrifice
    3. Evil Twin Artworks – Victory at Sea Pacific
    4. Extra Mile Studios – oOo: Ascension
    5. Laser Dog Games – Ava Airborne
    6. No Yetis Allowed – Peter Rabbit: Let’s Go!
    7. Payload Studios – TerraTech
    8. PROJECT M – Dig That Gold
    9. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/Red Accent Studios – Salary Man Escape
    10. Tasty Rook – Out of the Loop
    11. Vertical Robot – Red Matter

    Heritage

    1. Bossa Studios – Worlds Adrift
    2. Creative Assembly – A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA
    3. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Bomber Crew
    4. D’Avekki Studios – The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
    5. Dovetail Games – Train Sim World
    6. Good Catch Games – Simon’s Cat Dash
    7. Jagex – Old School RuneScape
    8. Legendary Games – The Island: Survival Challenge
    9. Nomad Games Ltd – Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal
    10. Rebellion – Rogue Trooper Redux
    11. Worthing & Moncrieff – Austen Translation

    Best Puzzle Game

    1. Brainseed Factory – Typoman
    2. Gram Games – Paint Tower!
    3. Kooapps – Pictoword
    4. Kwalee – Looper!
    5. Outplay Entertainment Ltd – Booty Quest
    6. PROJECT M – Dig That Gold
    7. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/Red Accent Studios – Salary Man Escapes
    8. Strawdog – Simon’s Cat – Pop Time
    9. Toxic Games – Q.U.B.E.2
    10. Ustwo Games – Monument Valley 2
    11. Vision Games Publishing – It’s Quiz Time

    Best Racing Game

    1. Codemasters F1 2017
    2. Greenlight Games – Table Top Racing: World Tour
    3. Hutch – Top Drives
    4. Polyphony Digital Inc – Grand Turismo Sport
    5. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – WipEout VR
    6. Supergonk – Trailblazers
    7. Virtual Arts – Lightstream Racer
    8. 9thImpact – Danger Mouse: The Danger Games

    Best Social Game

    1. Japan Studio/Clap Hanz – Everybody’s Golf
    2. Lockwood Publishing – Avakin Life
    3. Make Real – Loco Dojo
    4. Outplay Entertainment Ltd – Castle Creeps
    5. PlayFusion – Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions
    6. Polyphony Digital Inc – Grand Turismo Sport
    7. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – Frantics
    8. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – Detroit Become Human
    9. Supermassive Games – Hidden Agenda
    10. Supersolid – Home Street
    11. Wish Studios – Knowledge is Power

    Best Role Playing Game

    1. Complete Control – Paw Patrol – PAWsome Missions
    2. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – For the King
    3. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Smoke and Sacrifice
    4. Jagex – RuneScape
    5. Jagex – Old School RuneScape
    6. Lockwood Publishing – Avakin Life

    Best Start-up

    1. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd– Smoke and Sacrifice
    2. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Bomber Crew
    3. GreenerGames Ltd – Nature Treks VR
    4. Polyarc – Moss
    5. Sludj Games – Wrongworld
    6. Snap Finger Click – Awkward
    7. Snowprint Studios AB – Legend of Solgard
    8. Tiny Rebel Games Ltd – Doctor Who Infinity
    9. XR Games – All-Star Fruit Racing VR
    10. Virtual Arts – Lightstream Racer

    Best Strategy Game

    1. Auroch Digital – Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics
    2. Creative Assembly – A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA
    3. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – For the King
    4. Evil Twin Artworks – Victory at Sea Pacific
    5. Imperia Online – Game of Emperors
    6. Junkfish Ltd – Attack of the Earthlings
    7. Lozange Lab – Swim Out
    8. Outplay Entertainment Ltd – Castle Creeps Battle
    9. PlayFusion – Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions
    10. Playniac – Insane Robots
    11. Rebellion – Battlezone: Combat Commander

    Visual Design

    1. Blazing Griffin – Murderous Pursuits
    2. Curve Digital Publishing Ltd – Rogue Aces
    3. Rare Ltd – Sea of Thieves
    4. Rebellion – Battlezone: Gold Edition
    5. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe – God of War
    6. Supermassive Games – The Inpatient
    7. Studio MDHR – Cuphead
    8. Toxic Games – Q.U.B.E.2
    9. Ustwo Games – Monument Valley 2
    10. Brainseed Factory – Typoman
    11. Vision Games Publishing – Riftstar Raiders

    Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier

    1. Atomhawk
    2. PlayFusion
    3. Realtime UK
    4. WWS Creative Services Group

    Audio Services Supplier

    1. Pit Stop Productions
    2. Soundcuts Ltd
    3. Sweet Justice Sound
    4. Universally Speaking
    5. WWS Creative Services Group

    Best Education Initiative and Talent Development

    1. Amiqus
    2. Anglia Ruskin University
    3. Blazing Griffin
    4. Bournemouth University
    5. Grads in Games (Aardvark Swift)
    6. Next Gen Skills Ltd
    7. Norwich University of the Arts
    8. Outplay Entertainment Ltd
    9. Steel Minions (Sheffield Hallam University)
    10. Sumo Digital
    11. The University of the West of England
    12. The University of Portsmouth
    13. Ubisoft Reflections: NE Futures UTC
    14. Ubisoft Reflections: Ubisoft Gaming School

    Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology

    1. Epic Games
    2. IKINEMA
    3. PlayFusion
    4. Polyphony Digital Inc
    5. Simul Software Ltd
    6. Space Ape Games
    7. Speech Graphics
    8. Tazman-Audio

     

    Best Publisher

    1. Codemasters
    2. Rebellion
    3. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

     

     

    TIGA’s charity partner for the 2018 Awards is once again SpecialEffect, a fantastic organization dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities through video games.

    Click here to purchase tickets for the Awards Ceremony. Please note that historically tickets to the ceremony sell out very quickly so we strongly recommend booking your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

     

     

    Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, commented:

    “The TIGA Games Industry Awards provide an opportunity to network, celebrate success and highlight achievements. We look forward to seeing the finalists and revealing the winners at our 2018 ceremony at the glittering Guildhall in London.

    “I would like to thank everyone who has entered and supported the 2018 TIGA Games Industry Awards and congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted.

    “I would also like to express my thanks to our sponsors for generously supporting the TIGA Games Industry Awards programme.

    The 2018 TIGA Games Industry Awards are supported by:

    • Platinum Sponsor: Lockwood Publishing;
    • Game Of The Year Sponsor: Google;
    • Gold Sponsors: Amiqus, Space Ape Games and Supermassive Games;
    • Silver Sponsors: Aardvark Swift, Abertay University, Payload Studios, Portsmouth University, Playground Games, Saffery Champness LLP, Sumo Digital, Ubisoft Reflections and Universally Speaking;
    • Bronze Sponsors: Headgear VR, Project M, Realtime UK and Red Kite Games.

     

    About TIGA
    TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry. Since 2010, TIGA has won 24business awards and commendations. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:

    • Political representation
    • Media representation
    • Business services

    This enhances the competitiveness of our members by providing benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities. It also means our members’voices are heard in the corridors of power and positively represented in national, broadcast and UK video game trade media.

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