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If you are entering more than one category, you will need to fill in the short contact form each time for a new category. All required fields MUST be entered for your application to be considered.

For each category, judges will be looking for reasons why your company deserves to win this award, so please use the 250 word limit wisely.

Please note:
Every game that is shortlisted by our judges will automatically be entered into our 'Game of the Year' category which will be open for a public vote.

We have categorized some of awards into 'small studio' or 'big studio' to recognize there are different budgets involved.

We have one special award, Person of the Year, which will be presented on the night. This is non-enterable and will be awarded to a TIGA member who has made an important contribution to the work of TIGA and to the industry.

Although our awards are focused on the UK games industry, TIGA has some non-UK members and some elements from entries may be from overseas; as such, ownership is not important, as the entry may be a studio of a US or European based company

Games »

ENTRIES ARE OPEN TO THE INDUSTRY (BOTH TIGA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS CAN ENTER).

  • Action/Adventure

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio. ENTER NOW
  • Arcade

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio. ENTER NOW
  • Casual

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio. ENTER NOW
  • Social

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio. ENTER NOW
  • Game with a purpose

    Education, training or advergame. ENTER NOW

  • Student Game

    Games created and published whilst still a student(s) in the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

  • ACCESSIBILITY AWARD

    For the best effort towards inclusive game design in the last 12 months, allowing more people with disabilities to take part in mainstream gaming. This can be for anything from colour blindness to cerebral palsy, deafness to dyslexia. For more information see http://www.gameaccessibilityguidelines.com. ENTER NOW

  • Debut Game

    First game published by a new studio in the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

  • Most Original Game

    Game that demonstrates originality in content and design ENTER NOW

Business of Games »

ENTRIES ARE ONLY OPEN TO TIGA MEMBERS

  • Leadership

    Leader who demonstrates excellent leadership skills, inspires team and demonstrates business, commercial and creative success for the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

  • Publisher

    This Award will be made to a publisher that is commissioning original content, is commercially successful and who is supporting the independent games development sector. ENTER NOW

  • Independent Studio

    Independent studio that has demonstrated business, commercial and creative success over the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

  • In-House Studio

    In-House studio that has demonstrated business, commercial and creative success over the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

  • Service provider – Best Art Supplier

    Exceptional service provider that demonstrates business success, excellent customer service, and which makes demonstrable improvements to the quality of a games developer's content. ENTER NOW

  • Service provider – Best Audio Supplier

    Exceptional service provider that demonstrates business success, excellent customer service, and which makes demonstrable improvements to the quality of a games developer's content. ENTER NOW

  • Service provider – Best Animation Supplier

    Exceptional service provider for improvements to the quality of the game developer’s content and offering excellent customer service.ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

  • Service provider – Best Recruitment Agency

    Exceptional service provider that demonstrates business success, excellent customer service, and which makes demonstrable improvements to the quality of a games developer's content. ENTER NOW

  • Service provider - Best Accountancy Firm

    Exceptional service provider that demonstrates business success, excellent customer service, and which makes demonstrable improvements to games businesses. ENTER NOW

  • Service provider - Best Legal Services

    Exceptional legal services provider for developers. ENTER NOW

  • Service provider - Best QA Provider

    Exceptional service provider that demonstrates business success, excellent customer service, and which makes demonstrable improvements to the quality of a games developer's content. This category also covers translation services. ENTER NOW

  • BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

    Educational institute that is producing strong graduates to work in the games industry. ENTER NOW

  • Best Education Initiative

    This award will be made to an organisation or individual whose educational initiative is: promoting knowledge transfer between a university and game studios; or involving significant and effective course collaboration; or involving important joint research activities between industry and academia. ENTER NOW

  • Start-Up

    Outstanding new company started up in the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Creative England

  • Best Engines and Middleware, Tools and Technolog

    Best engine or middleware, tools or technology, that enhances game development productivity and improves the quality of games. This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio. ENTER NOW

  • New IP

    Created over the last 12 months. ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

  • Visual Design

    How good your game looks. ENTER NOW

  • Game Design

    Game mechanics, intuitiveness and entertainment factor. ENTER NOW

  • Audio Design

    How good the sound is from musical score, sfx to voice overs. ENTER NOW

  • Marketing Campaign

    Most effective, original and successful marketing campaign to launch a video game over the last 12 months ENTER NOW

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

Special Awards »

  • Person of the Year

    We have one special award, Person of the Year, which will be presented on the night. This is non-enterable and will be awarded to a TIGA member who has made an important contribution to the work of TIGA and to the industry.

  • Game of the Year

    Best game over the last 12 months, voted by the public.

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