Develop:Star Awards 2023 – Last Call For Entries!

Develop:Star Awards 2023 – Last Call For Entries!

Entries for the 2023 Develop:Star Awards close in one week’s time, on Friday 31st March. The annual awards ceremony, which celebrates the best of UK games talent over the past year, will be held at this summer’s Develop:Brighton event, on Wednesday 12 July.

Reach for the Stars

Seeking to “bring together the game dev community to celebrate the creative excellence of the game makers behind the best games of the last year”, the Develop:Star Awards are an annual showcase and celebration of games industry talent. Last year’s awards saw wins for games both large and small; from first-party heavyweights like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, to indie gems like Unpacking.

This year looks set to provide a similar range of victors across the 20 available categories, which are as follows:

  • Best Visual Art
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Game Design
  • Best Audio
  • Best Original IP
  • Best Technical Innovation
  • Diversity Star
  • Marketing Star
  • Best QA and Localisation Provider
  • Best Creative Provider
  • Talent Development Star
  • Recruitment Star
  • Best Technology Provider
  • Publishing Star
  • Tomorrow’s Star
  • Best Mobile Game
  • Best Game
  • Best Small Studio
  • Best Studio
  • Sustainability Star (New this year)

In It To Win It

The Develop:Star Awards are free to enter, and you can enter as many categories as you’d like. After entries close on 31 March, a panel of industry experts will deliberate, settling on a shortlist. From there, the final winners of each category will be decided by community vote.

Ali Fearnley, Conference Director for Develop:Brighton, had this to say of the Star Awards: “We’re really excited to hear about all the amazing things you’ve been up to in the last year. So, don’t miss out on your opportunity to shine and remember you’ve got to be in it to win it!”

You can enter the Develop:Star Awards for 2023 via this link. Tickets for Develop:Brighton can be purchased here.

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