Shortlist

The 2014 awards shortlist is below - take a look and see if you're in with a chance of winning. Have you booked your ticket yet?

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.

    Small Studio

    Pixel Toys: Gunfinger
    FuturLab: Velocity 2X
    8 Bit Studio: SKARA The Blade Remains
    Team Pesky: The Kraken Sleepeth
    Evil Twin Artworks: Victory At Sea
    Mouldy Toof (Team17): The Escapists
    SFB Games Limited: Detective Grimoire

    Large Studio

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Future Games of London Ltd: Little Raiders - robin's Revenge
    Rebellion: Sniper Elite 3
    Lionhead Studios: Fable Anniversary
    Reflections, a Ubisoft studio: Watch Dogs
    Gameloft: Modern Combat 5: Blackout
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Tearaway
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: inFAMOUS Second Son

  • Arcade

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio.

    Small Studio

    Pixel Toys: Gunfinger
    FuturLab: Velocity 2X
    Beartrap Games: Sky Patrol
    Extra Mile Studios Ltd: Shred It!
    IF Global Limited: Arrow C
    Total Monkery Ltd: MagNets
    Pixel Blimp: Free the Network

    Large Studio

    Wales Interactive: Infinity Runner
    Sumo Digital: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Mobile
    Playground Games: Forza Horizon 2
    Evolution Studios: DRIVECLUB
    4J Studios ltd: Minecraft Console Editions
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: RESOGUN
    Hutch Games: MMX Racing

  • Casual

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio.

    Small Studio

    232 Studios: Epic Eric
    SFB Games Limited: Detective Grimoire
    IF Global Limited: Arrow C
    Goodboy Digital: All At Breakfast
    QuizTix: QuizTix

    Large Studio

    Fuzzy Frog Ltd: Real Scary Spiders
    Lockwood Publishing: Avakin Life
    Reflections, a Ubisoft studio: Just Dance 2014
    King.com: Farm Heroes Saga
    Exient: Angry Birds Go!
    Double Eleven Limited: Frozen Synapse Prime
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Hohokum

  • Social

    This category is divided into two awards – small studio and the big studio.

    Small Studio

    iconical: TREBUCHET game
    Investigate North: Cloud Chamber
    Midoki Ltd: Plunder Pirates
    IF Global Limited: Arrow C
    QuizTix: QuizTix

    Large Studio

    Rebellion: Evil Genius Online
    Lockwood Publishing: Avakin Life
    Facepunch Studios Ltd: Rust
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Destiny of Spirits
    Playdemic: Village Life
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: SingStar Ultimate Party

  • Game with a purpose

    Education, training or advergame.

    Small Studio

    Guerilla Tea: Play to Cure: Genes in Space
    Rail slave games: Ureil's Chasm
    thumbfood: City Runner
    Sprogglers: Sprogglers
    Atomicom: Switch Galaxy Ultra
    BeefJack Ltd: Snowflake

    Large Studio

    Fuzzy Frog Ltd: Real Scary Spiders
    Aardman Animations: Music Inc
    Chunk Games: Reverse The Odds
    Preloaded: Story Cards: Duel
    Amuzo: LEGO® Star Wars™ The New Yoda Chronicles
    Jollywise: Nick Jr Leap
    Sumo Digital: Xbox Fitness

  • Student Game

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

    Shortlist


    Pink & Blue Interactive: Capricious
    Gamepopper: Secret of Escape
    Five Pixels: Seek
    Anglia Ruskin University: Slice

  • 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 www.gameaccessibilityguidelines.com.

    Shortlist

    SixToStart: Zombies Run 3
    Northway Games: Deep Under the Sky
    Somethin' Else: Audio Defence: Zombie Arena

  • Debut Game

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

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Shortlist

    Tundra Games: Rapture - World Conquest
    Beartrap Games: Sky Patrol
    Yakuto Limited: Table Tennis Touch
    Bedtime Digital Games: Back to Bed
    Midoki Ltd: Plunder Pirates
    Total Monkery Ltd: MagNet
    Pixel Blimp: Free the Network

  • Most Original Game

    Game that demonstrates originality in content and design

    Shortlist

    inkle: 80 DAYS
    Reflections, a Ubisoft studio: Watch Dogs
    Investigate North: Cloud Chamber
    Sumo Digital: Scorched - Combat Racing
    Somethin' Else Audio Defence: Zombie Arena
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Tearaway
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: Hohokum

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.

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Shortlist

    Evil Twin Artworks
    Atomhawk
    Rebellion - Jason and Chris Kingsley
    BeefJack Ltd
    Playground Games
    Sumo Digital
    4J Studios ltd

  • 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.

    Shortlist

    Rebellion
    MICROSOFT
    Team17
    Channel 4
    Ubisoft
    Playstation UK
    Activision

  • Independent Studio

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

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Shortlist

    Bossa
    Rebellion
    nDreams
    Sumo Digital
    Team17 Digital Ltd
    Playground Games
    Space Ape
    4J Studios ltd

  • In-House Studio

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

    Shortlist

    Evolution Studios
    SCEe London Studio
    Reflections, a Ubisoft studio
    Lionhead

  • 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.

    Shortlist

    Opus Artz
    Blue Donut Studios
    Creative Services Group, SCE World Wide Studios
    Atomhawk

  • 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.

    Shortlist

    DD Management Ltd
    Dolby Laboratories
    SIDE
    Creative Services Group, SCE World Wide Studios
    Pinewood Studios

  • Service provider – Best Animation Supplier

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

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Shortlist

    Speech Graphics
    Aardman Animations
    Dimensional Imaging
    RealtimeUK

  • 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.

    Shortlist

    Amiqus
    Interactive Selection
    Aardvark Swift Recruitment
    MPG Universal Ltd

  • Service provider - Best Accountancy Firm

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

    Shortlist

    Henderson Loggie
    Grant Thornton UK LLP
    MMP

  • Service provider - Best Legal Services

    Exceptional legal services provider for developers.

    Shortlist

    Stevens & Bolton LLP
    Sarassin LLP

  • 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.

    Shortlist

    Testology Ltd
    MO Group International
    Universally Speaking Ltd
    Testronic
    GameBench

  • BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

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

    Shortlist

    Abertay University
    University of Greenwich
    Goldsmiths (Computing Department)
    University of Derby
    University of Portsmouth
    Sheffield Hallam University
    Bournemouth University

  • 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.

    Shortlist

    University of Bedfordshire
    University of Portsmouth
    Staffordshire Universtiy
    Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI)
    Aardvark Swift Recruitment
    Norwich University of the Arts
    Interactive Systems Studio, Plymouth University

  • Start-Up

    Outstanding new company started up in the last 12 months.

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    GameLab

    Shortlist

    Just a Pixel
    8 Bit Studio
    Mouldy Toof (Team17)
    Payload Studios
    QuizTix

  • Best Engines, Middleware, Tools & Tech

    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.

    Shortlist

    Marmalade Technologies Ltd
    GameSparks
    deltaDNA
    Speech Graphics
    GameBench
    Autodesk, Inc.
    Centroid

  • New IP

    Created over the last 12 months.

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Shortlist

    Lockwood Publishing
    Mouldy Toof (Team17)
    Reflections, a Ubisoft studio
    Sproing Interactive Media GmbH
    Playdemic
    Payload Studios
    Activision

  • Visual Design

    How good your game looks.

    Shortlist

    FuturLab: Velocity 2x
    Blazing Griffin: Dino Tribes
    Rebellion: Sniper Elite 3
    Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
    SFB Games Limited: Detective Grimoire
    Playground Games: Forza Horizon 2
    Evolution Studios: DriveClub

  • Game Design

    Game mechanics, intuitiveness and entertainment factor.

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Havok

    Shortlist

    FuturLab: Velocity 2x
    Rebellion: Sniper Elite 3
    8 Bit Studio: Skara, The Blade Remains
    Reflections, a Ubisoft studio: Watch Dogs
    Matmi Ltd: Rollabear
    Evolution Studios: DriveClub
    Gamelab UK: The Nepalese Necklace

  • Audio Design

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

    Shortlist

    FuturLab: Velocity 2x
    Blazing Griffin: Dino Tribes
    Rebellion: Sniper Elite 3
    Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
    Playground Games: Forza Horizon 2
    SFB Games Limited: Detective Grimoire
    Evolution Studios: DriveClub

  • Marketing Campaign

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

    This award is proudly sponsored by
    Centroid 3D

    Shortlist

    FuturLab
    BeefJack Ltd
    Testronic
    Playstation UK PS4
    Playstation UK The Last of us:Remastered

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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