TIGA, the network for developers and digital publishers, has today announced its third annual industry awards are open for entry.
The TIGA Games Industry Awards are designed to celebrate the best in creativity, technological innovation and professionalism in business at all levels and in all sectors of the UK games industry. The TIGA Awards recognise and reward the hard work and achievements of everyone that contributes to the UK videogame industry. This is why six categories feature separate awards for small and larger businesses, and entry is free for TIGA members and non-members alike.
The 2013 awards were a roaring success, with the ceremony itself winning the 2013 Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Event. This is in addition to more than 10,500 votes being cast by the developer community and the public for the hotly contested ‘Game of The Year’ category.
The 2014 TIGA Awards will be held at the stunning OXO 2 on the Southbank in London, on the evening of November 6th.
For the 2014 Awards TIGA is delighted to have a range of key partners made up of the leading lights of the UK videogame industry. In addition to Creative England, these include Gold sponsors King, Jagex and Ubisoft Reflections, Silver sponsors Epic Games, Microsoft, Playground Games, and Sumo Digital. This is in addition to individual award sponsors Amiqus, Centroid 3D, Kingston Smith, Lockwood Publishing, Pollen, Stevens & Bolton, Silicon Valley Technology Bank and Universally Speaking.
There are 31 categories in total; with the games categories open to the entire industry. The special awards categories will once again include ‘Game of the Year’, chosen by the UK’s development community through a public vote, and a Special Recognition Award.
TIGA’s ‘Business of Games’ categories are for members only, and are specifically designed to recognise the great work done by organisations from the wider ecosystem, from educators and tech developers to publishers, and accountants.
New categories for 2014 include the TIGA Accessibility Award, and Best Game Engine, Middleware, Tools and Technology – which has separate awards for small and larger businesses. Other new awards include Best In-House Studio and Best Independent Studio.
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