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Our games categories are open to all relevant games businesses.

Amazon Appstore Game

The Judges are looking for:

  • Creative, innovative and engaging games published or submitted to the Amazon Appstore
  • Strong visual design
  • Strong sound design
  • Strong game design
All games shortlisted in this category must be featured on the  Amazon Appstore. If you would like to have your games featured on the Amazon Appstore then please click here.

Games that are available from the Amazon Appstore on mobile, tablet and Fire TV can enter this category.

Casual/Social Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative, innovative and engaging casual/social games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Educational Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • games that are both enjoyable and educational – these can be advergames, charity or educational games or games that are designed to raise awareness;
  • creative, innovative and engaging educational games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Racing Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative, innovative and exciting racing games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Game by a Small Studio

The Judges are looking for:

  • creative, innovative and exciting game;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • great game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Strategy Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative, innovative and exciting strategy games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Role Playing Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative, innovative and exciting role playing games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Puzzle Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative, innovative and engaging puzzle games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Arcade Game

The judges are looking for:

  • creative, innovative and engaging arcade games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • excellent game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Creativity and Heritage Award

The judges are looking for:

  • creativity and originality in a game and/or
  • a game that reflects British creativity, subject matter and heritage

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Diversity Award

The judges will be looking for:

  • diversity within the characters of the game, i.e. gender, age, socio-economic background, ethnicity, disability, religion;
  • diversity within the development team backed up by company goals to be more inclusive;
  • organisations that promote diversity within the games industry;
  • initiatives or projects that promote diversity within the games industry, or allow a more diverse range of players to be able to take part.

Audio Design

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative, high quality audio design in music and in sound effects which enhances the player’s game experience.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Visual Design

The judges will be looking for:

  • creative and imaginative visual design that provides players with an exciting game experience.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

Action and Adventure Game

The Judges are looking for:

  • creative, innovative and exciting action and adventure games;
  • strong visual design;
  • great sound design;
  • great game design.

Games that are available on any platform can enter this category.

All games entries are through the same application form, why not enter today?

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Business Categories

Business Categories >>

Our business categories are exclusive to TIGA members, if you’re not a member why not join today?

Art/Animation/Game Trailer Supplier

The judges will be looking for the company to provide evidence of:

  • excellent art and animation work;
  • excellent customer service;
  • contributing significant enhancements to clients’ games.

Audio Services Supplier

The judges will be looking for the company to provide evidence of:

  • excellent audio (this can include voice over) work;
  • excellent customer service;
  • contributing significant enhancements to clients’ games.

Education Initiative and Talent Development

The judges will be looking for evidence of an educational initiative that:

  • delivers high proportions of students into graduate level jobs; or
  • builds effective links with industry; or
  • advances innovation, knowledge and research; or
  • evidence of a studio initiative that contributes to the future supply of good quality personnel available to work in the games industry (e.g. the team making the game could have engaged with a school or run a hackathon with a university or group in order to promote learning, etc, etc).

Educational Institution

The judges will be looking for evidence of an educational institution that:

  • delivers high proportions of its students into graduate level jobs;
  • has strong links with industry;
  • has a track record in research and innovation;
  • is world leading.

Independent Studio

This Award will be divided into two categories: Best Small Independent Studio (49 or fewer staff) and Best Large Independent Studio (50 or more staff).

The judges will be looking for evidence of an independent developer who:

  • develops great games;
  • has a track record of commercial success

Tax and Accountancy Firm

The judges will be looking for the company to provide evidence of:

  • excellent tax and accountancy work;
  • excellent customer service;
  • excellent commercial results for clients;
  • a track record of business success.

Outstanding Leadership Award

The judges will be looking for evidence of a CEO/MD who

  • displays vision and commercial acumen;
  • delivers tangible results;
  • demonstrates business, commercial and creative success;
  • develops the effectiveness of his/her team.

Legal Services Supplier

The judges will be looking for the company to provide evidence of:

  • excellent legal work;
  • excellent customer service;
  • excellent commercial results for clients.

Publisher

The judges will be looking for evidence of a publisher that:

  • publishes great games;
  • has a track record of commercial success;
  • Works positively and constructively with independent developers

QA Provider

The judges will be looking for the company to provide evidence of:

  • excellent QA work;
  • excellent customer service;
  • excellent commercial results for clients;
  • a track record of business success.

Recruitment Agency

The judges will be looking for the company to provide evidence of:

  • excellent recruitment work;
  • excellent customer service;
  • excellent commercial results for clients;
  • a track record of business success.

Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology Award

The judges will be looking for evidence of technology (including motion capture) that:

  • enables developers to create high quality games;
  • helps developers work more effectively and efficiently;
  • provides a cost-effective solution compared to the alternatives available;
  • can be tailored to support development businesses of all sizes.

Technical Innovation

The judges will be looking for:

  • evidence of technical innovation in the development of a video game carried out by a UK team (if the game is developed by several studios around the world then it will be necessary to show that the innovation was due to the UK team);
  • technical innovation in engines, middleware, tools and technology by a technology business relating to the video games industry.

Services Provider

The judges will be looking for the service company to provide evidence for:

  • excellent customer service
  • excellent commercial results for clients
  • a track record of business success

All service companies that are TIGA members may enter this category.

All business entries are through the same application form, why not enter today?

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Special Awards

Special Awards >>

Outstanding Individual Award

  • We have one special award, Person of the Year, which will be presented on the night.
  • This is non-enterable and will be awarded to a TIGA member who has made an important contribution to the work of TIGA and to the industry.

Game of the Year

  • Best game released over the last year, determined by a vote by the public.
  • All games entries are entered into game of the year.