Develop Awards – Open For Entries

Develop Awards – Open For Entries

develop mag logoIf you’re a game developer, in the UK or Europe and working on games, then you may be interested to know that the 2013 Develop awards are now open for entries and intense, hand-core lobbying.

Categories are gratifyingly broad and incorporate categories which will benefit every type of development studio, from the smallest indie through to the largest AAA console behemoth.

The Develop awards are handed out at the Develop conference in Brighton on July 10th.

fabulous trophyThe categories for 2013 include:

  • New IP
  • Use of a Licence or IP
  • Visual Arts
  • Audio Accomplishment
  • Use of Narrative
  • Publishing Hero
  • Online Innovation
  • Technical Innovation
  • Tools Provider
  • Engine
  • Services
  • Creative Contribution – Audio
  • Creative Contribution – Visuals
  • Recruiter
  • Micro Studio
  • Business Development
  • Independent Studio
  • In-House Studio
  • New Studio

There’s even a SPECIAL AWARD, which recognises a Development Legend…

The competition relies upon lobbying and suggestions from the industry.  If you want to enter, or you know someone who should be considered, you need to email:

You can find the previous winners and eligibility information on the Develop website.

We could, theoretically, have a bit of a debate about this on the Facebook group, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.  We could create a list of qualifying companies in Scotland and collectively, submit entries to get Scottish companies noticed…

Or we could ignore it and hope it goes away in the morning.

So how do you enter?  Send Develop a short pitch (around 200 words will suffice), either as a Word document, or plain text in an email body, explaining why you or the compnay you are lobbying for should be considered as a nominee.

You should also supply a bullet point list of creative, commercial and/or technical accomplishments made by your business in the eligibility period. Send all that to

Don’t forget to tell them what award/s you are actually entering…

The deadline for lobbying is 5pm GMT on Tuesday, April 16th.

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