7th November, Natural History Museum, London

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Games Categories

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Our games categories are open to all relevant games businesses.

Social Game

The judges will be looking for:

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

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

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Casual Game

The judges will be looking for:

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

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

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Educational or Serious Game

The judges will be looking for:

  • games that are both enjoyable and educational – these can be advergames, charity or educational games, games serious in content with an educational or training purpose 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.

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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.

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Game by a Small Studio

The judges will be 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. Studios containing 49 or fewer personnel are eligible to enter this award.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Arcade Game

The judges will be 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.

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Creativity In Games Awards

The judges will be looking for:

  • creativity and originality in a game;
  • a game that reflects British creativity.

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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Action and Adventure Game

The judges will be 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.

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Heritage in Games Award

The judges will be looking for:

  • a game that reflects British creativity, subject matter and heritage.

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

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Start-Up

The judges will be looking for:

  • open to any games business that has been set up between 31/8/17 and 31/8/19.
  • judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, creativity, quality management practices, strong business planning, financial details, plans for employment and/or employment growth, evidence for productivity.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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 and critical success
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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In-House Studio

The Judges will be looking for evidence of an In-House studio (i.e. publisher owned) which:

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

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

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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.