2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards Winners revealed

By November 13, 2015Press Releases

London – Friday 13th November 2015: TIGA, the independent games association, today announces the winners of the 2015 TIGA Awardsfollowing a glittering ceremony held on 12th November at LSO St Luke’s in London, to celebrate the best in creativity, innovation and business in the UK games industry.

 18 months on from the introduction of tax breaks for the UK games industry, the great and the good of UK games development came together under one roof in a celebration of the excellence of small and large games companies making incredibly creative and inspiring work over the past year. The public vote for the TIGA Game of the Year Award broke last year’s record to receive nearly 30,000 individual votes, demonstrating the growing popularity of the awards, which are designed to recognise and reward games businesses of all sizes.

TIGA’s charity partner for the 2015 awards was SpecialEffect, an organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said: “The TIGA Awards are designed to commend, congratulate and celebrate. At our Awards Ceremony last night we applauded and highlighted excellence in games and business, education and technology, diversity and creativity. I would like to say a huge congratulations to all of our winners, whose creativity and excellence is driving the games industry forward.”

“Our judges were pleased to have the challenging task of judging work that has the power to stop us in our tracks. Well done again to everyone that entered, those who were shortlisted and those who eventually won. We would also like to thank all of our generous sponsors and partners, as well as everyone who has supported the awards.”

The 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards Winners

 

Best Action/Adventure Game – Large Studio

Supermassive Games: Until Dawn

Best Action/Adventure Game – Small Studio

Payload Studios: Terra Tech

Best Arcade Game – Large Studio

Rebellion: Zombie Army Trilogy

Best Arcade Game – Small Studio

Red Phantom Games: Minutes

Best Audio Design

Radiant Worlds:SkySaga

Best Casual Game – Large Studio

Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio: Grow Home

Best Casual Game – Small Studio

Chilled Mouse: Chime Sharp

Best Creative Gameplay

The Chinese Room: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture

Best Debut Game

Freejam: Robocraft Unleashed

Diversity Award

Team 17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes David Smith: Interactive Selection for his work with Women in Games

Best Game with A Purpose – Large Studio

Aardman Animations: Sustainable Shaun

Best Game with A Purpose – Small Studio

GamelabUK: The Boris Games

Most Original Game

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Bloodborne

Best Social Game – Large Studio

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: LittleBigPlanet3

Best Social Game – Small Studio

Legendary Games: Year 0:Tactics

Best Visual Design

Ninja Theory: DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition

Best Animation Supplier

Speech Graphics

Best Art Supplier

Leading Light Design

Best Audio Supplier

Side

Best Education Initiative & Talent Development

Grads in Games (Aardvark Swift)

Best Educational Institution

Sheffield Hallam University

Best Independent Studio

Space Ape Games

Best In House Studio

Rare

Outstanding Leadership Award

Debbie Bestwick, CEO of Team17 Digital Ltd

Best Legal Services Supplier

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Best Publisher

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Best QA Provider

Universally Speaking

Best Recruitment Agency

Amiqus

Best Start Up

Playtonic Games

Best Tax and Accountancy Firm

MMP Tax Limited

UK Heritage Award

Sumo Digital

Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Tech

Marmalade

Best Technical Innovation

Simplygon

Outstanding Individual

Carl Cavers Sumo Digital

Game of the Year

Space Ape Games: Rival Kingdoms

 

For the 2015 Awards TIGA was delighted to announce its key partners – made up of the vanguard of the UK videogame industry. These include platinum sponsors Supermicro, gold sponsors King, Team17 and Jigsaw24, and silver sponsors Playground Games, Sumo Digital, Havoc, Marmalade, Universally Speaking, Abertay University, Ubisoft Reflections, Epic Games. AQA, Unreal Engine and SoftLayer. Bronze sponsors include MMP, Amiqus, Weightmans, Stevens & Bolton LLP, Radiant Worlds, Centroid Motion Capture, Creative England, Grads In Games, Perforce, Timali, Sheridans, Simplygon, SpaceApe, GameBench.

 

-ENDS-

 

 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 24 business 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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