By November 8, 2019 Press Releases

TIGA, the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry,  announced the winners of the TIGA Games Industry 2019 following their biggest ever awards ceremony held at The Natural History Museum, London on November 7 2019. The TIGA Awards are designed to recognise the achievements of studios, businesses and universities across the games sector.

The evening’s ceremony culminated in a double win for Lockwood Publishing

who scooped the prestigious ‘Game of The Year’ title for the second year running as well as Best Technical Innovation 2019. ‘Game Of The Year’ was sponsored by Openreach and presented by Michael Salter- Church, Director of External Affairs & Policy at Openreach. The public vote for the TIGA’s ‘Game of the Year’ Award received close to 147,000 individual votes, demonstrating the strong popularity of the TIGA Games Industry Awards.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe was celebrating having picked up three trophies: Best Visual Design, Heritage Award  and Best Art /Animation/ Trailer Supplier. There was also a double win for Supermassive Games who scooped Best Action and Adventure Game and Best Social Game. There were additionally wins for a number of smaller, independent studios, including Martian Rex, Inc who won Best Role Playing Game for Stone Story RPG

TIGA’s charity partner for the 2019 awards was once again SpecialEffect; an organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:

“I would also like to thank all of our generous sponsors, our judges and everyone who supported the TIGA Games Industry Awards by entering and attending the ceremony. Last night’s programme demonstrated the excellence, proficiency and creativity of our sector.  Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists in development, publishing, education, services and businesses – your skill, expertise and ingenuity is driving our games industry forward.”

“TIGA looks forward to working with our friends, members and supporters to advance, expand and strengthen our sector in the months and years ahead.”

Michael Salter- Church, Director of External Affairs & Policy at Openreach, said:

“As the leading builder of next generation full fibre broadband across the UK, we’re delighted to be sponsoring TIGA’s Game of the Year Award. Openreach’s full fibre technology provides the speed, resilience and reliability that’s becoming vital for seamless, uninterrupted gameplay. And as we usher in a new-era of online video gaming – with truly immersive experiences, jaw-dropping graphics and ever more sophisticated and data hungry games – our network will be the future-proof platform not only for gamers, but for the expert developers that make the UK’s gaming industry the very best in the world.”

“We encourage all gamers and developers to visit our website and register their interest in  a full fibre future.”  www.openreach.co.uk/fibrecheckerpr

The winners of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2019 are:

Best Action and Adventure Game

Supermassive Games

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Best Arcade Game

Fallen Tree Games


Best Audio Design

Salix Games Ltd

Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey

Best Casual Game

Supersolid Ltd

Snake Rivals

Creativity Award

No Code


Diversity Award


Putting the G into Gaming

Best Educational or Serious Game

Aardman Animations

11-11: Memories Retold

Best Game by a Small Studio

Nomad Games

Mystic Vale

Heritage Award

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/PlayStation London Studio

Blood & Truth

Best Puzzle Game


Shootout 3D

Best Racing Game


F1 2019

Best Role Playing Game

Martian Rex, Inc

Stone Story RPG

Best Social Game

Supermassive Games

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Best Strategy Game



Best Visual Design

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe /Bend Studio

Days Gone

Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/Creative Services Group

Best Audio Services Supplier

PitStop Productions

Best Education Initiative and Talent Development

London College of Communication, University of the Arts

Best Educational Institution

University of Hertfordshire

Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology


Best Independent Studio

Sumo Digital

Best In-House Studio

Future Games of London

Legal Services Provider

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Outstanding Leadership

Paul Jackson OBE, Dovetail Games

Best Publisher

Curve Digital

Best QA Provider


Best Recruitment Agency

Aardvark Swift

Best Services Provider

Universally Speaking

Best Tax and Accountancy Firm

MHA Henderson Loggie

Best Technical Innovation

Lockwood Publishing

Outstanding Individual Award

Stuart Whyte

Game of The Year

Avakin Life



The sponsors of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2019 are:


*Platinum Sponsor: Openreach


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


* Silver Sponsors: Aardvark Swift; Abertay University; Dovetail Games; Games Jobs Direct; Newcastle Gateshead Initiative; University of Portsmouth; Ubisoft and Universally Speaking.


* Bronze Sponsors: Bournemouth University; MHA Henderson Loggie; MMP Tax; Hiscox; Jigsaw24; Nomad Games, Space Ape Games , Stevens & Bolton LLP, The Tentacle Zone and Wiggin LLP.


*Drinks Sponsor: Explosive Alan.






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 achieved Investors in People accreditation on four occasions. TIGA focuses on four sets of activities:


political representation;

authoritative media representation;

enhancing education and skills;

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 government and in parliaments and positively represented in the media.


Get in touch:

  • Tel: 0845 468 2330
  • Email: info@tiga.org
  • Web: www.tiga.org
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/tigamovement
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TIGAMovement
  • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/tiga

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardwilsontiga/

For further information, you can also contact:  Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO by email: richard.wilson@tiga.org


About Openreach

Openreach Limited is the UK’s digital network business.

We’re 33,000 people, working in every community to connect homes, schools, shops, banks, hospitals, libraries, mobile phone masts, broadcasters, governments and businesses – large and small – to the world.

Our mission is to build the best possible network, with the highest quality service, making sure that everyone in the UK can be connected.

We work on behalf of more than 620 communications providers like SKY, TalkTalk, Vodafone, BT and Zen, and our fibre broadband network is the biggest in the UK, passing more than 27.5m UK premises

Over the last decade we’ve invested more than £13 billion into our network and, at more than 173 million kilometres – it’s now long enough to wrap around the world 4,314 times.

Today we’re building an even faster, more reliable and future-proof broadband network which will be the UK’s digital platform for decades to come. We’re on track to reach four million premises with this ‘full fibre’ technology by March 2021 and ultimately, we want to upgrade the majority of the UK if the conditions are right. We’re also hiring around 3,000 trainee engineers this year to help us build that network and deliver better service across the country.

Openreach is a highly regulated, wholly owned, and independently governed division of the BT Group. More than 90 per cent of our revenues come from services that are regulated by Ofcom and any company can access our products under equivalent prices, terms and conditions.

For the year ended 31 March 2019, we reported revenues of £5.1bn.

For more information, visit openreach.co.uk



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