Codemasters is a world-leading developer with a heritage of over 35 years in the games industry. Headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire, Codemasters has offices and studios in Birmingham, Cheshire (Runcorn), and an art facility in Kuala Lumpur. The business specialises in racing games and is the proud owner of the DiRT, GRID and F1® series of video games. Codemasters has a clear, multi-pronged content strategy creating the most diverse racing games portfolio, offering something for all racing fans from casual enthusiasts to esports professionals.
In November 2019, the Group acquired renowned racing developers, Slightly Mad Studios, adding the Project CARS franchise to its roster and cementing its position as a world-leader of high-quality titles across console, PC and mobile.
In July 2021, Codemasters released F1® 2021, the official game of the FIA Formula One World Championship™. The game boasts several new features, including the thrilling new story mode, ‘Braking Point’, an expanded Career mode enabling two players to come together and race, and Real-Season Start with the option to jump into the championship at any point that has already occurred, adopting the real-time driver and constructor standings. Codemasters recently confirmed GRID Legends, which will launch in 2022.
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said: “TIGA is delighted that Codemasters are supporting the TIGA UK Games Industry Awards 2021. TIGA would like to thank the legendary Codemasters for kindly sponsoring the TIGA Awards and celebrating excellence in our industry.”
TIGA is the trade association for the UK video games industry. Our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to develop video games. Our core purpose is to strengthen the games development and digital publishing sector. To this end, we focus on four strategic objectives:
- influencing Government policy via effective political representation;
- raising the profile of our industry to influence public policy;
- enhancing education and skills through our accreditation programme (https://tiga.org/education/tiga-university-accreditation) and the TIGA Games Education Awards (https://tiga.org/education-awards); and
- promoting best practice through our membership services, including the TIGA STAR Employer Award (https://tiga.org/star) and the TIGA Games Industry Awards (https://tiga.org/awards).