ITN Productions are a game changer at the fifth TIGA Games Industry Awards

Today, TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers, has announced that its fifth annual Games Industry Awards will feature a media partnership with ITN Productions. The prestigious award ceremony at the spectacular Christ Church Spitalifields, a restored Hawksmooor Baroque church, in Londons East End, will be filmed by ITN Productions and will also feature the premier of the programme Changing the Game – a documentary focusing on the video games industry.

In a unique communications partnership with TIGA, ITN Productions will premier its news and current affairs-style programme which will explore the future of the gaming industry. It will tell the story of a thriving industry that given the right support and encouragement at home, could see the UK reach its full potential on the global stage.

The aim is to share knowledge and heighten awareness among policy makers, politicians and the wider public about the significant role that the gaming sector plays in the strength of the UK economy. Not only this, but also to challenge & change perceptions, show the prospect of a satisfying career in a dynamic and alluring sector and give the sector the exposure and recognition that it deserves.

TIGA CEO Dr. Richard Wilson said:

This unique and exciting partnership between TIGA and ITN Productions is fitting as we see both the games industry and our awards programme go from strength to strength. The premier of Changing The Game at this years award ceremony will showcase our thriving industry on a night where we recognise the achievements, successes and accomplishments of the games industry. I would like to remind all entrants that the deadline for entry is fast approaching, please ensure your entries are in by 23:59 on the 12th August 2016.

The TIGA Games Industry Awards uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education. There are 35 categories which are divided in two groups: the Games Awardswhich are open to the entire industry, and the Business Of Games Awardswhich are reserved for TIGA members. There are two special Awards (reserved for TIGA members): Game Of The Year, which is chosen by the development community through a public vote; and Outstanding Individual Of The Year, which is chosen by TIGA judges.

  1. Best Action and Adventure Game
  2. Best Arcade Game
  3. Best Casual/Social Game
  4. Best Educational Game
  5. Best Racing Game
  6. Best Sports Game
  7. Best Strategy Game
  8. Best Role Playing Game
  9. Best Puzzle Game
  10. Best Creative Gameplay
  11. Best Debut Game
  12. Diversity Award
  13. Most Original Game
  14. Best Audio Design
  15. Best Visual Design
  16. Best Game by a Small Studio
  17. Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier
  18. Best Audio Supplier
  19. Best Education Initiative and Talent Development
  20. Best Educational Institution
  21. Best Independent Studio: large
  22. Best Independent Studio: small
  23. Best In-house Studio
  24. Outstanding Leadership Award
  25. Best Legal Services Supplier
  26. Best Publisher
  27. Best QA Provider
  28. Best Recruitment Agency
  29. Best Start Up
  30. Best Tax and Accountancy Firm
  31. UK Heritage Award
  32. Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology Award
  33. Best Technical Innovation
  34. Outstanding Individual Award
  35. Game of the Year

The TIGA Games Industry Awards will be held on Thursday November 10th 2016.

To enter or find more information, go to www.tiga.org/awards and stay up to date by following TIGA on twitter at @TIGAMovement, whilst keeping an eye out for the #TIGAAwards hashtag.