2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards Finalists Revealed

By November 9, 2015Press Releases

TIGA, announces the list of finalists for the TIGA Awards, ahead of the ceremony at LSO St Luke’s, a beautifully restored 18th Century church near Old Street, London, on the evening of November 12th 2015.

 The 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards are supported by some of the leading lights of the video games industry: 

    •      Platinum Sponsor: Supermicro;

    •      Gold Sponsors: Jigsaw24, King and Team 17;

    •      Silver Sponsors: Abertay University, Epic Games, Havok, Marmalade, Playground Games, Softlayer, Sumo Digital, Ubisoft Reflections and Universally Speaking;

    •      Bronze Sponsors: Amiqus, Centroid Motion Capture, Creative England, Grads in Games Leading Light, MMP Tax, Perforce, Radiant Worlds, Sheridans, Stevens & Bolton LLP, Timali and Weightmans LLP.

 TIGA’s charity partner for the 2015 Awards is once again SpecialEffect,a fantastic organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities through video games.  

 Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, commented:

“The 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards have seen more high quality entries than ever before. It has been a great pleasure to see so many excellent games, so many inspiring games businesses and so many educational institutions achieving terrific results. 

 “I would like to thank everyone who has entered and supported the 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards and congratulations to all those that have been shortlisted.”

 “I would also like to thank our sponsors for enabling the TIGA Games Industry Awards to take place. We really appreciate your support, commitment and enthusiasm for the TIGA Awards. 

 “The TIGA Awards Ceremony will be a wonderful opportunity to network, celebrate success and highlight achievements.” 

 The 2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards Finalists

 ACTION AND ADVENTURE SMALL

  • Geek Beach: Storm Tree
  • Geek Beach: Ore Light 
  • Odd World Inhabitants: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • Payload Studios: Terra Tech
  • Pixel Squad: Crime Coast
  • Roll7: OlliOlli2
  • Rodeo Games: Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch – Tryanid Invasion 
  • Psytec Games: Crystal Rift
  • State of Play Games: Lumino City
  • Wales Interactive: Soul Axiom  

ACTION AND ADVENTURE LARGE

  • Activision: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Activision: Destiny
  • Climax Studios: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Creative Assembly: Alien: Isolation
  • Exient Leamington Spa: Angry Birds Transformers 
  • Ninja Kiwi: SAS: Zombie Assault 4
  • Ninja Theory: DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition 
  • Red Thread Games: Dreamfall Chapters
  • Supermassive Games: Until Dawn
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Bloodborne 

ARCADE SMALL

  • Beartrap Games: Sky Patrol
  • Confused Pelican Games: Iron Fisticle
  • Flump Studios: Horizon Shift
  • Gamepopper: Glow Drop DX
  • Just A Pixel: Light, Sneak, Hack, Steal
  • Naked Penguin Boy: Run the Joint
  • Red Phantom Games: Minutes
  • Retro Fist: Fire Fu
  • Roll7: Not A Hero
  • Tikipod: Rock Boshers DX: Director’s Cut 

ARCADE LARGE

  • Fuzzy Frog: Ronaldo Superstars
  • Climax Studios: Bandit 6
  • Rare: Rare Replay
  • Rebellion: Zombie Army Trilogy
  • Outplay Entertainment: Angry Birds POP!
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Super Stardust Ultra 

AUDIO DESIGN 

  • Blazing Griffin: Distant Star: Revenant Fleet
  • Radiant Worlds: SkySaga
  • Rare: Rare Replay
  • Rebellion: Zombie Army Trilogy
  • Supermassive Games: Until Dawn
  • Team 17 Digital/Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes
  • The Chinese Room 

CASUAL SMALL

  • Bica Studios: Smash Time!
  • Bisbog: Renegade Monsters 
  • Chilled Mouse: Chime Sharp
  • Gateway Interactive: Spectra
  • Interactive Systems Studio: Brake To Win
  • Rocket Rainbow: Hay Ewe 
  • Total Monkery: ElemenTales
  • Tsumanga Studios: Winx Club: Winx Fairy School
  • Viewpoint Games: VR Karts
  • Zabuza Labs: Duplex  

CASUAL LARGE 

  • Exient Leamington Spa: Bake Escape
  • Gameloft: Spiderman Unlimited 
  • Lockwood Publishing: Avakin Life
  • Midoki: Plunder Pirates
  • Ninja Kiwi: Bloons Monkey City 
  • Playdemic: Gang Nations 
  • Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio: Grow Home
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Helldivers
  • Sony Computer Entertainment: LittleBigPlanet3 
  • The Chinese Room: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture   

CREATIVE UK GAMEPLAY

  • Bossa Studios: I Am Bread
  • Just A Pixel: Light, Sneak, Hack, Steal
  • Radiant Worlds: SkySaga
  • Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio: Grow Home
  • Supermassive Games: Until Dawn
  • Sony Computer Entertainment: LittleBigPlanet3 
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Mouldy Toof Studios: The Escapists
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes
  • The Chinese Room: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture 
  • 8-bit Studio: SKARA, The Blade Remains  

DEBUT GAME 

  • Acid Nerve: Titan Souls
  • Failbetter Games: Sunless Sea
  • Freejam: Robocraft Unleashed
  • Mad Fellows: SineWave
  • Tammeka Games: Radial-G : Racing Revolved
  • Milky Tea: Coffin Dodgers
  • Sam Barlow: Her Story 
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Mouldy Toof Studios: The Escapists
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Unicube: Sheltered
  • Team Junkfish: Monstrum 

DIVERSITY AWARD

  • Aardman Animations: Escargot Escape Artistes
  • Interactive Selection and Women in Games Jobs
  • Rare: Rare Replay
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes
  • The Chinese Room: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture  

GAMES WITH A PURPOSE LARGE

  • Aardman Animations: Escargot Escape Artistes
  • Aardman Animations: Sustainable Shaun
  • BBC Learning: The Doctor And The Dalek
  • Preloaded: Rugged Rovers
  • Preloaded: TryAnt
  • Rare: Rare Replay
  • Red Thread Games: Dreamfall Chapters 
  • Square Enix: Life Is Strange
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes 

 GAMES WITH A PURPOSE SMALL

  • GamelabUK: The Boris Games
  • GroundBreaking Games: Barley And Me 
  • Italic Pig: Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
  • Radication Games / Abertay University: Project: Sanitarium
  • Sun & Moon Studios: Eye Can Fly
  • State of Play Games: Lumino City
  • Steel Minions: PieceFall
  • Twiddly Studio: Sum Idea
  • Virtually Free: Agoraphobia Free
  • Wales Interactive: Soul Axiom 

ORIGINAL 

  • Stroboskop: Sylvio 
  • Blazing Griffin: Distant Star: Revenant Fleet
  • Bossa Studios: I Am Bread
  • Positech Games: Big Pharma 
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Bloodborne
  • Space Ape Games:  Rival Kingdoms
  • State of Play Games: Lumino City
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes
  • Techland: Dying Light
  • The Chinese Room: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture  

SOCIAL LARGE

  • Imperia Online: Imperia Online
  • Lockwood Publishing: Avakin Life
  • Midoki: Plunder Pirates
  • Playdemic: Gang Nations 
  • Sony Computer Entertainment: LittleBigPlanet3 
  • Space Ape Games:  Rival Kingdoms
  • Supermassive Games: Until Dawn

SOCIAL SMALL

  • Legendary Games: Year O: Tactics
  • Mutant Labs: Hot Seat: The Quick Fire Party Game
  • Rocket Rainbow: Hay Ewe
  • Stand Out Games Studio: Quickslide  

VISUAL DESIGN

  • Climax Studios: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Just Add Water: Odd World: New ‘n’ Tasty 
  • Ninja Theory: DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition 
  • Rare: Rare Replay
  • Rebellion: Zombie Army Trilogy
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Bloodborne
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: God of War® III Remastered
  • Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready At Dawn: The Order 1886
  • Supermassive Games: Until Dawn
  • Team17 Digital Ltd / Tiger & Squid: Beyond Eyes
  • The Chinese Room: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture  

ANIMATION SUPPLIER 

  • Centroid Motion Capture
  • Dimensional Imaging
  • Speech Graphics  

ART SUPPLIER 

  • Atomhawk
  • Leading Light Design  

AUDIO SUPPLIER 

  • Nimrod
  • Pinewood Studios
  • SIDE 

EDUCATION INITIATIVE & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

  • Evil Twin Artworks
  • Grads in Games (Aardvark Swift)
  • Hao2.eu
  • IGGI Universities York, Goldsmiths and Essex
  • London South Bank University
  • Next Generation Skills Academy
  • SCEE PlayStationFirst
  • Staffordshire University
  • Steel Minions
  • University of Portsmouth, Southampton Solent and Bournemouth

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION          Sponsored by Abertay University 

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • London South Bank University
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Portsmouth
  • UWEGames@ Uwe Bristol 

ENGINES, MIDDLEWARE, TOOLS & TECH

  • Autodesk
  • deltaDNA
  • Dimensional Imaging
  • GameBench
  • GameSparks
  • Marmalade Technologies
  • Perforce
  • PlayCanvas
  • Simplygon
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Tazman-Audio 

INDEPENDENT STUDIO          Sponsored by Marmalade

  • Bossa Studios
  • Climax Studios 
  • CCP Games
  • Futurlab
  • Ninja Theory 
  • Playground Games 
  • Radiant Worlds
  • Rebellion
  • Space Ape Games 
  • Sumo Digital 
  • Supermassive Games
  • Team 17 Digital Ltd

 IN-HOUSE STUDIO    

  • Lionhead Studios
  • Rare
  • Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio 

LEADERSHIP Sponsored by Amiqus

  • Atomhawk
  • Evil Twin Artworks 
  • Iconical 
  • Playabl
  • Playground Games
  • Radication Games / Abertay University
  • Space Ape Games
  • Sumo Digital
  • Team17 Digital Ltd 

BEST LEGAL SERVICES 

  • Sarassin LLP
  • Sheridans
  • Stevens & Bolton LLP
  • Weightmans LLP 

PUBLISHER

  • Activision
  • Channel 4
  • Kiss 
  • Microsoft
  • Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Team17 Digital Ltd 

QA

  • GameBench
  • MoGi
  • Testology
  • Universally Speaking 

RECRUITMENT AGENCY 

  • Aardvark Swift
  • Amiqus
  • Interactive Selection 

START UP 

  • Compare the Game
  • GameBench
  • Iconical 
  • Mouldy Toof studios
  • Playabl
  • Playtonic Games
  • Unicube  

TECHNICAL INNOVATION

  • Coatsink Software
  • GameSparks 
  • Perforce
  • Radiant Worlds
  • Rebellion
  • Reflections, a Ubisoft studio
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Simplygon
  • Supermassive Games
  • Whispering Gibbon  

TAX AND ACCOUNTANCY

  • French Duncan LLP
  • Grant Thornton
  • Henderson Loggie
  • KPMG
  • MMP Tax Limited 

UK HERITAGE 

  • Playabl
  • Rare Ltd
  • Sumo Digital
  • The Chinese Room 

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL AWARD To be announced at the TIGA Games Industry Awards Ceremony

GAME OF THE YEAR To be announced at the TIGA Games Industry Awards Ceremony