Virtual event, join for free on our social media channels on 24th, 25th & 26th November


Welcome to the 10th annual TIGA Games Industry Awards, the UK’s most prestigious celebration of the video games industry. The TIGA Games Industry Awards uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education and celebrates the achievements of both small and large games development studios.

There are around 30 categories to enter, some are exclusively for TIGA members.

Entry is free, just complete the super easy online entry form (submitting a logo and game footage where required) and ensure you read the terms and conditions.

The closing date for entries is midnight on 11th September 2020 after which time, our judging panel will be judging and scoring every single entry that has been received. The shortlist of highest scoring entries will be announced in October 2020 with the winners of each category being announced at the TIGA Games Industry Awards Ceremony which will be streamed on our social media channels on 24th, 25th and 26th November 2020.

Game of The Year 2020 features all the games which have been shortlisted in the 2020 programme. This category is judged by the public and announced on the night at the awards ceremony. Please keep your eye on the website for when voting commences.

When is the deadline for entries? Entries closed at Midnight on 11th September 2020

When and where is the awards ceremony? The award ceremony will be held virtually this year and will be streamed on our social media channels, free of charge on 24th, 25th and 26th November 2020.

How much does it cost to enter? It is completely free, although some categories are reserved for TIGA members.

Who judges the awards?

Our highly experienced panel of judges. They will judge every category in the awards programme except Game Of The Year which is judged by a public vote.
  • The awards will be administered by The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA)
  • The TIGA Games Industry Awards are free to enter and in 2020 the ceremony will be streamed for free via TIGA’s social media channels.
  • All games submitted to the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2020 must have been released by the 31 August 2020 on at least one platform.
  • No pre-released or Early Access games can be entered. Proof of release date may be requested.
  • Any game can enter the TIGA Games Industry Awards providing it has been released before 31st August 2020 and matches the judging criteria. If the game’s release pre-dates 1st August 2018 then it must have had at least one significant game play update since release.
  • The footage you provide of your game and the wording you use on your entry form is exactly what be used at the awards show should you be shortlisted. Changes cannot be made to entries once submitted.
  • TIGA has appointed a panel of judges who will determine the final shortlist and decide on a winner for each category.
  • The decision of the judges is final and binding, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • All entries must contain a contact number for further enquiries that TIGA/the judges may have.
  • TIGA may reallocate an entry to a different category if it sees fit.
  • Winners and finalists of the awards agree to participate in promotional activities for these awards and future versions of this,
  • Closing date for entries is 5th September 2020 23:59. Any entries received past this date will not be accepted.
  • All entries must be made via the website.
  • No responsibility will be taken by TIGA or any companies associated with the awards for delayed or lost entries.
  • By submitting your entry you are confirming that the information it contains is correct. If the information is found to be inaccurate the nomination and/or Award will be withdrawn. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • We will notify shortlisted entries and finalists by email. If you have not heard from us, you have not been successful in being shortlisted. TIGA reserves the right to make changes in the judging process.
  • No physical copies of games should be sent to TIGA, entries will only be accepted through redeemable online codes or the sending of game play files through the TIGA Games Industry Awards entry form
  • Winners will receive their trophy via courier in December 2020. Winners will receive one trophy, any additional duplicates can be purchased and paid for by the winners, please contact TIGA for details.