TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the games industry, has today announced that they have partnered with Amazon Appstore to create a brand new category for the fifth TIGA Games Industry Awards:
Amazon Appstore promise to support all finalists with the promise that those entrants who are successfully shortlisted for the Best Game On The Amazon Appstore will be given extra marketing (featuring) support by Amazon Appstore in and outside of UK, be a guest blogger on the Amazon Appstore and potentially be invited to be a guest speaker at Amazon Appstore events.
The category which is new for 2016 will see judges looking for :
- Creative, innovative and engaging games published or submitted to the Amazon Appstore
- Strong visual design
- Strong sound design
- Strong game design
All games shortlisted in this category must be featured on the Amazon Appstore. Those who would like to have their game featured on the Amazon Appstore should visit
Amazon Appstore, who are a Platinum sponsor of the TIGA Games Industry Awards, also pledge to support entrants of the TIGA Games Industry Awards (regardless of category) by publishing every shortlisted games entry on their store, after the shortlist announcement in September 2016.*
Shortlisted winners will be contacted by TIGA after the announcement and sent information on how to do this.
TIGA CEO Dr. Richard Wilson said:
“Amazon’s decision to support The Awards and introduce this exciting new category demonstrates that the TIGA Games Industry Awards are going from strength to strength. It is also a testament to the importance of this event in the games industry’s calendar. I would like to thank Amazon for their support and we look forward to working with them to deliver both an an outstanding Awards programme and ceremony.”
“TIGA plays an invaluable role in the UK games developer community, so we’re delighted to be working with them and supporting the prestigious TIGA Games Industry Awards,” said Iain Gavin, Director, Amazon Appstore UK. “Amazon’s commitment to games is clear through our investments in Twitch and our technology for game developers, including Amazon Lumberyard and GameLift, and the Appstore team is looking forward to connecting with the UK community and supporting developers with insights on mobile development strategies, monetisation opportunities, and best practices for customer acquisition and retention—both for Amazon Devices and Android phones.”
The TIGA Games Industry Awards feature 36 categories and are completely FREE to enter. Games categories are open to everybody, Business of Games categories are open to TIGA Members only. The 2016 categories are:
Best Game On The Amazon Appstore, Best Action and Adventure Game, Best Arcade Game, Best Casual/Social Game, Best Educational Game, Best Racing Game, Best Sports Game, Best Strategy Game, Best Role Playing Game, Best Puzzle Game, Best Creative Gameplay, Best Debut Game, Diversity Award, Most Original Game, Best Audio Design, Best Visual Design, Best Game by a Small Studio, Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier, Best Audio Supplier Best Education Initiative and Talent Development, Best Educational Institution, Best Independent Studio: large, Best Independent Studio: small , Best In-house Studio, Outstanding Leadership Award, Best Legal Services Supplier, Best Publisher , Best QA Provider, Best Recruitment Agency, Best Start Up, Best Tax and Accountancy Firm, UK Heritage Award, Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology Award, Best Technical Innovation, Outstanding Individual Award, Game of the Year 2016
To enter or find more information, go to
www.tiga.org/awards and stay up to date by following TIGA on twitter at @TIGAMovement whilst keeping an eye out for the #TIGAAwards hashtag.
Don’t forget that all entries must be received by 23:59 on 12th August 2016. The TIGA Games Industry Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday November 10th 2016 at Christchurch Spitalifields in Shoreditch, London.
* Games must be already published on Amazon Appstore or submitted to the Amazon Appstore (with path to publishing).
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 24 business awards and commendations and has been successfully accredited as an Investors in People organisation three times. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:
- Political representation
- Media representation
- Business 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.
About Amazon Appstore:
The Amazon Appstore allows developers to distribute and sell their Android and HTML5 apps to millions of customers in 236 countries and territories. It is available on a multitude of devices, and is pre-loaded on Android phones on select carriers in the US and Europe. And now the Amazon Appstore has over 600,000 apps globally.
It’s easy to get started. You can test your app in under a minute and we’ve seen that most Android apps just work on Amazon devices, with no additional development required. Developers can get started in minutes from our developer portal.
Get in touch:
For further information, you can also contact: Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO by email: firstname.lastname@example.org