From Physical to Digital: The TIGA Games Industry Awards 2020 are Open for Entry

By August 11, 2020 Press Releases

TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry, has today announced that its tenth annual Games Industry Awards are open for entry. Due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, TIGA’s 2020 Games Awards will be held virtually, with the winners being announced through a live streaming event in the week commencing 23rd November 2020.


To enter go to The deadline for entries is Friday 4th September 2020.


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’.


There are 31 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: ‘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 2020 Awards are supported by some of the biggest names in the video games industry:


* Gold Sponsors: Amiqus; Atomhawk; Red Kite Games; Lockwood Publishing; Sumo Digital; Supermassive Games; and The Chinese Room.


* Silver Sponsors: Codemasters; Dovetail Games; and Stevens & Bolton LLP.


* Bronze Sponsors: Birmingham City University; Bournemouth University; CCP Games; Outplay Entertainment; and Space Ape Games.


To enter or find more information, go to and stay up to date by following TIGA on twitter at @TIGAMovement #TIGAAwards hashtag.


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


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


Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:


“We go from physical to digital this year as we recognise excellence in business, education and games development at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2020. Our Awards also celebrate the achievements of small and large games development studios. I would like to thank all of our generous sponsors without whom the TIGA Games Industry Awards would not be possible. We look forward to announcing the shortlist of entries in September 2020.”


The categories for 2020 are:


Games Awards

  1. Best Action and Adventure Game
  2. Best Arcade Game
  3. Best Casual Game
  4. Best Social Game
  5. Best Educational or Serious Game
  6. Best Puzzle Game
  7. Best Racing Game
  8. Best Role Playing Game
  9. Best Strategy Game
  10. Creativity in Games Award
  11. Heritage in Games Award
  12. Best VR/AR Game


Business in Games Awards

  1. Diversity Award
  2. Best Audio Design
  3. Best Visual Design
  4. Best Game By A Small Studio
  5. Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier
  6. Audio Services Supplier
  7. Best Education Initiative and Talent Development
  8. Best Educational Institution
  9. Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology
  10. Best Independent Studio:  Small and Large
  11. Best In-house Studio
  12. Outstanding Leadership Award
  13. Best Publisher
  14. Best Legal Services Supplier
  15. Best QA Provider
  16. Best Recruitment Agency
  17. Best Tax and Accountancy Firm
  18. Best Technical Innovation
  19. Best Services Provider


Special Awards:

  1. Outstanding Individual Award
  2. Game of the Year



Notes to editors:


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 28 business awards and commendations and has been successfully accredited as an Investors in People organisation three times. TIGA focuses on four sets of activities:

  1. Political representation
  2. Media representation
  3. University accreditation and recognising excellent employment practices via the TIGA STAR
  4. Membership 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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