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TIGA Games Industry Awards 2012 winners revealed

Publish Date: Friday 2nd November 2012

The TIGA Awards ceremony was held in Bath Assembly Rooms last night, hosted by actor and veteran videogame voice artist, Corey Johnston. The event showcased the breadth of skill in the UK and international development sector. The evening was an enormous success and we’d like to thank all the finalists and wish the winners hearty congratulations.

The Winners

Rebellion and 505 Games – Sniper Elite V2

Winner of Best Action/Adventure Game 2012


thechineseroom – Dear Esther

Winner of Best Action/Adventure Game 2012


4J Studios – Minecraft XBLA

Winner of Best Arcade Game 2012


FuturLab – Velocity

Winner of Best Arcade Game 2012


NaturalMotion Games – CSR Racing

Winner of Best Casual Game 2012


First Touch Games Ltd – Score! Classic Goals

Winner of Best Casual Game 2012


Eutechnyx Ltd – Auto Club Revolution

Winner of Best Social Game 2012


Denki – Quarrel XBLA

Winner of Best Social Game 2012


Denki – Quarrel XBLA

Winner of Best Serious Game 2012


Faceplant – GravTech

Winner of Best Student Game 2012


thechineseroom – Dear Esther

Winner of Best Debut Game 2012


thechineseroom – Dear Esther

Winner of Best Visual Design 2012


Games – The Room

Winner of Best Game Design 2012


thechineseroom – Dear Esther

Winner of Best Audio Design 2012


thechineseroom – Dear Esther

Winner of Originality Award 2012


GamesAnalytics

Winner of Best Tools and Technology 2012


Lee Hutchinson, CEO, Double Eleven Limited

Winner of Leadership Award 2012


NaturalMotion Games

Winner of Best Publisher 2012


Fireproof Studios

Winner of Best Service Provider 2012


Games Britannia and Replay Events

Winner of Best Education Initiative 2012


thechineseroom

Winner of Best Start-up Business 2012


All Party Computer and Video Games Industry Group in the Westminster Parliament

Winner of Friend of the Sector Award 2012


Philip Oliver, CEO, Blitz Games Studios

Winner, Person of the Year Award 2012


Double Eleven Limited – LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita

Winner of Game of the Year Award 2012



TIGA would like to thank our members and the wider development community for their support and participation. The calibre of entries very high and we were honoured to help highlight the creativity and talent of the industry and to encourage best practice among our members.


Huge thanks to our sponsors Blackberry and Train2Game, to our charity partner Special Effect and media partner, Edge. Special thanks go to Another Tongue. Finally our thanks and gratitude to ExPlay for including the TIGA Awards in the festival.


Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO said:

"The TIGA Awards demonstrated the creativity and technical excellence of the UK games industry and highlighted some great examples of business professionalism in our sector. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of the TIGA Awards: to our members, to the organisations and people who submitted Award entries, to the judges, to our sponsors Blackberry and Train2Game, to our partners Special Effect, Edge, Another Tongue and ExPlay, and to the TIGA team for managing the Awards so professionally. Finally, I would like to congratulate all the winners of the TIGA Awards. The TIGA Awards have shown that the games development and digital publishing sector is one of the our most impressive industries.”

Jason Kingsley OBE, TIGA Chairman and CEO and Creative Director at Rebellion, said:

"At TIGA we are focused on championing and strengthening the games development and digital publishing sector. So I am delighted that the TIGA Awards have marked the achievements of a range of different games and a variety of different studios, including start-ups, small studios and large studios. I was also pleased that the TIGA Awards were able to highlight excellence in the business of games. On behalf of the entire TIGA board I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make the TIGA Awards such a success and to congratulate the winners. I look forward to building on the success of these Awards and to celebrating the 2013 TIGA Awards with great enthusiasm.”



The TIGA Awards 2012


thechineseroom - Dear Esther Winner


Double Eleven - LittleBigPlanet - Winner of Game of the Year

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

About the TIGA Awards

The TIGA Awards are designed to celebrate creative and technical excellence and to commend business proficiency in the games industry. The awards highlight best practice and reward those in the industry contributing to its long-term innovation. Ran in partnership with the ExPlay Festival, award night takes place on 1st November 2012 at The Assembly Rooms in Bath.

For more information visit http://awards.tiga.org or email awards@tiga.org

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