Games studios from across the UK gathered in central London for the 2014 TIGA Awards on Thursday night. Among the winners were the GamesLab South West supported Evil Twin Artworks and Greenshoots Round 1 studio Atomicon from Liverpool. Creative England's GamesLab also sponsored the ‘Best Start Up’ category, the award for which was presented to the Brighton based Just a Pixel Games by our Head of Games and Digital Media, Jaspal Sohal.
Winner James Carroll from Evil Twin Artworks with Ella Waving, Jaspal Sohal and Laura Cole from Creative England's GamesLab team.
The TIGA Awards was set up to recognise and reward all areas of the games industry, from established studios to emerging start-ups and budding games teams. As the trade association for developers, digital publishers, service providers and education providers, TIGA is designed to applaud and encourage the next generation of games studios and creatives.
Six Creative England GamesLab supported games studios were nominated for various awards at the OXO2 based ceremony in London. Victory At Sea by games studio Evil Twin Artworks was supported by our GamesLab South West programme, and won top prize for Best Game in the Small Studio Action/Adventure category. They also received a nod for the prestigious Leadership award alongside heavyhitters Playground Games.
Greenshoots-supported Atomicom also won the Best Game from a Small Studio in the ‘Best Game with a Purpose’ category for Switch Galaxy Ultra.
Pixel Toys, the studio behind this year’s Greenshoots supported zombie shooter Gunfinger, was nominated for the Action/Adventure small studio award as well as the small studio Arcade Award, while GamesLab South West supported Total Monkery Ltd was then nominated in the best debut category for their game MagNet and was also in the running for the small studio Arcade award. Team Pesky were also among the nominees in the Action/Adventure Best Game Small Studio category.
Sun and Moon Studios were also given an honorary mention and award for their project, Eye Can Fly, which is designed for children with disabilities.
For a full list of winners visit Edge Online.