The TIGA Games Industry Awards Are Open for Entry

Ceremony to be Held at The V&A Museum in London

 TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers, has today announced that its sixth annual Games Industry Awards are open for entry and that the Ceremony will take place at the spectacular V&M Museum in South Kensington, London.

 The TIGA Games Industry Awards will be held on Thursday November 2nd 2017. The deadline for entries is 23:59 p.m. on August 11th 2017.

 The TIGA Games Industry Awards uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education. The Awards also celebrate the achievements of both small and large games development studios. The TIGA Games Industry Awards combine the expertise of a judging panel of industry professionals with a public vote for the ‘Game of the Year’.

 The award ceremony – TIGA’s bigget to date – will take place at the spectacular Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, the world’s leading museum of art and design and will be attended by 350 guests.

 There are 29 categories which are divided in two groups: the ‘Games Awards’ which are open to the entire industry, and the ‘Business Of Games Awards’ which 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.

 The 2017 Awards are supported by some of the leading lights of the video games industry:

 Platinum Sponsor: Amazon Appstore

Gold Sponsors: Amiqus, Outplay, Radiant Worlds, Space Ape Games and Supermassive Games

Silver Sponsors: Aardvark Swift, Grads in Games, Abertay University, Invest North East England, Portsmouth University, Saffery Champness, Stevens & Bolton, Sumo Digital and Universally Speaking

Bronze Sponsors: KPMG, Lockwood Publishing, Pearson, Rovio and SCEDE

 TIGA’s charity partner for the 2017 Awards is once again SpecialEffect, a terrific organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities through video games.  

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

 To discuss sponsoring the TIGA Awards please contact CEO Dr Richard Wilson

If you have any questions about entering the TIGA Awards or about the Awards Ceremony, then please email the TIGA awards team at:  

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:

 “The TIGA Games Industry Awards continues to go from strength to strength. I am delighted to announce our biggest programme ever culminating in a dazzling ceremony at the spectacular V&A Museum in South Kensington, London.

 “The TIGA Games Industry Awards recognise excellence in business, education and games development. The Awards also celebrate the achievements of small and large games development studios.

 “I would like to thank all of our kind sponsors without whom the TIGA Awards would not be possible. We look forward to seeing entries for the Awards from studios, service providers, FE colleges and universities.”

        Best Action and Adventure Game

        Best Arcade Game                                            

        Best Casual/Social Game              

        Best Educational Game  

        Best Racing Game                            

        Best Strategy Game                        

        Best Role Playing Game  

        Best Puzzle Game                            

        Creativity and Heritage Award  

        Diversity Award                

        Best Audio Design                            

        Best Visual Design                            

        Best Game By A Small Studio

        Best Game on the Amazon App Store:

        Best Services Provider

        Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier

        Best Audio Services Supplier

        Best Education Initiative and Talent Development

        Best Educational Institution

        Best Independent Studio: large and small

        Outstanding Leadership Award

        Best Legal Services Supplier

        Best Publisher

        Best QA Provider

        Best Recruitment Agency

        Best Tax and Accountancy Firm

        Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology Award

        Best Technical Innovation


        Also presented at the awards ceremony:

        Outstanding Individual Award

        Game of the Year


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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 and has been successfully accredited as an Investors in People organisation three times. 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 games trade media.


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For further information, you can also contact:  Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO by email: