TIGA Award Winners Announced

TIGA Games Awards 2013 logobackgroundThe awards ceremony for the 2013 TIGA Awards took place last night.  At an event which has been officially described as ‘glittering’, prizes were handed out to games and games companies from across the country.

There were a wide range of Scottish companies and institutions nominated in various categories and we’re delighted to say several of picked up trophies.

Congratulations go to:

Best Casual Game (Small Studio)

Best Student Game

Best Educational Institute

Because frankly, they’re all pretty damn awesome.

Richard Wilson, the CEO of TIGA told us:

As the network for developers and digital publishers, it’s been incredibly rewarding to see how positively the UK video game community has respond so positively to this opportunity to gain due recognition for their achievements and showcase their work.

This year has seen the best TIGA Games Industry Awards yet, which is particularly encouraging given the TIGA Awards are especially designed to celebrate the best in creativity, technological innovation and games business at all levels and in all sectors of the UK games industry.

We wanted to reward the achievements of everyone that contributes to the UK’s games business. Given the incredibly high standards of all this year’s entries, especially the finalists, meant picking winners was harder than ever for our judges.

I’d like to thank all of our event sponsors and partners, as well as everyone who has supported and entered the TIGA awards. Lastly I’d like to congratulate this year’s winners, they are all fully deserving of their moment in the spotlight. I look forward to the UK games community resuming the battle for glory in 2014.

You can see the full list of winners below…

Games categories

1a. Best Action Adventure Game (Large Studio)

  • Curve Studios, Stealth Inc.

1b. Best Action Adventure Game (Small Studio)

  • Facepalm Games, The Swapper

2a. Best Arcade Game (Large Studio)

  • Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

2b. Best Arcade Game (Small Studio)

  • SFB Games, Haunt the House: Terrortown

3. Best Audio in a Game

  • The Chinese Room, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

4a. Best Casual Game (Large Studio)

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Diggs Nightcrawler

4b. Best Casual Game (Small Studio)

  • Stormcloud Games Limited, Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo

5. Best Debut Game

  • Playground Games, Forza Horizon

6. Best Game Design

  • Playground Games, Forza Horizon

7. Best Game With A Purpose

  • Aardman Animations, Full Steam Ahead

8. Most Original Game

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Wonderbook: Book of Spells

9a. Best Social Game (Large Studio)

  • Mediatonic, Amateur Surgeon 3

9b. Best Social Game (Small Studio)

  • Wonderstruck, Polycraft

10. Best Student Game

  • Pixel Blimp, Wee Paper Planes

11. Best Visual Design

  • Facepalm Games, The Swapper

Business of Games Categories

1. Best Educational Initiative

  • GameLab London

2. Best Educational Institute

  • Abertay University

3. Outstanding Leadership Award

  • Leadership team, Sumo Digital

4. Best New IP

  • Force of Habit

5. Best Publisher

  • Curve Digital

6. Best Service Provider: Art Supplier

  • Atomhawk Design

7. Best Service Provider: Legal

  • Sarassin LLP

8. Best Service provider: Quality Assurance

  • Universally Speaking

9. Best Service provider: Recruitment

  • Interactive Selection

10. Best Start-Up, sponsored by Creative England

  • Playrise Digital Ltd

11. Best Tools and Technology

  • Geomerics

Special Awards

1. TIGA Special Recognition for Audio Services 2013

  • Pinewood Studios

2. TIGA Special Recognition Award 2013

  • Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams

3. TIGA Game of The Year (Public Vote)

  • Future Games Of London – Hungry Shark Evolution

Congratulations to all of the winners.  It’s a very strong, diverse and exciting range of companies, games and services, showing just how rapidly the industry is evolving in the UK.

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