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
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
Putting the G into Gaming
Best Educational or Serious Game
11-11: Memories Retold
Best Game by a Small Studio
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/PlayStation London Studio
Blood & Truth
Best Puzzle Game
Best Racing Game
Best Role Playing Game
Martian Rex, Inc
Stone Story RPG
Best Social Game
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
Best Strategy Game
Best Visual Design
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe /Bend Studio
Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/Creative Services Group
Best Audio Services Supplier
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
Best In-House Studio
Future Games of London
Legal Services Provider
Stevens & Bolton LLP
Paul Jackson OBE, Dovetail Games
Best QA Provider
Best Recruitment Agency
Best Services Provider
Best Tax and Accountancy Firm
MHA Henderson Loggie
Best Technical Innovation
Outstanding Individual Award
Game of The Year
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:
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:
authoritative media representation;
enhancing education and skills;
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.
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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/tiga
For further information, you can also contact: Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO by email: email@example.com
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