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2013 TIGA Games Industry Awards finalists: SCEE’s Wonderbook studio leads the way – Edge



 

SCEE’s London Studio, the developer behind Wonderbook, leads the way in this year’s TIGA Games Industry Awards with a total of seven nominations.

 

SFB Games, developer of Detective Grimoire and Haunt The House: Terrortown gets six nominations, while Forza Horizon studio Playground Games is up for five awards and The Swapper studio Facepalm Games also claims five nominations. Other notable nominees include Ubisoft’s Reflections studio, Rebellion, Sumo Digital, Stormcloud and Crash Lab.

 

TIGA’s Game of The Year Award is also now open to public vote. The deadline for all votes is Monday October 21 at 5pm and entry is limited to one vote per person – you can cast your vote here. The trade association also confirmed that it will continue its ‘Battle Of The Platforms’ theme during its Game Dev conference. Both take place on November 6 at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

 

The full list of 2013 TIGA Awards Finalists, split into games and business categories, are as follows.

 

Games categories


Best Action Adventure Game – large studio

Born Ready Games, Strike Suit Zero

Curve Studios, Stealth Inc.

Eutechnyx Ltd, Ninja Cats Vs Samurai Dogs
Rebellion, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

 

Best Action Adventure Game – small studio

Facepalm Games, The Swapper
SFB Games, Detective Grimoire
The Chinese Room, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

 

Best Arcade Game – large studio

Future Games of London, Hungry Shark Evolution
Gameloft, Asphalt 8: Airborne
Playground Games, Forza Horizon
Rebellion, Joust Legend
Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is up for the Best Arcade Game – large studio award.

 

Best Arcade Game – small studio

Atomicom Ltd, Switch Galaxy
Lucky Frame, Gentlemen!
Quirkat Limited, Pro Foosball
SFB Games, Haunt the House: Terrortown
Tikipod Ltd, Aqua Kitty
Wetgenes, Dr. Bulbaceous: Puzzle Solver

 

Best Audio in a Game

Lucky Frame, Wave Trip
Playground Games, Forza Horizon
Reflections a Ubisoft Studio, Just Dance 2014
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Wonderbook: Book of Spells
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Diggs Nightcrawler
The Chinese Room, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

 

Best Casual Game – large studio

Aardman Animations, Championsheeps2
Gameloft, Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Reflections a Ubisoft Studio, Just Dance 2014
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Diggs Nightcrawler
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Wonderbook: Book of Spells

 

Best Casual Game – small studio

Crash Lab for Channel 4, The Snowman and The Snowdog
Mudvark, Mortar Melon
Stormcloud Games Limited, Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo

 

The Swapper is up for several awards, including Best Debut Game.

 

Best Debut Game

Facepalm Games, The Swapper
Force of Habit, Toast Time
Mudvark, Mortar Melon
Mutant Labs, Half-Inch Heist
Playground Games, Forza Horizon
Playrise Digital Ltd, Table Top Racing
SFB Games, Haunt the House: Terrortown
Stormcloud Games Limited, Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo

 

Best Game Design

Facepalm Games, The Swapper
Firebrand Games, Solar Flux
Mediatonic, Amateur Surgeon 3
Playground Games, Forza Horizon
SFB Games, Detective Grimoire
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Diggs Nightcrawler
Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Reflections a Ubisoft Studio, Just Dance 2014

 

Best Game With A Purpose

Aardman Animations, Full Steam Ahead
Crash Lab for Channel 4, The Snowman and The Snowdog
Preloaded, TyrAnt
Space Budgie, 9.03m
Sumo Digital, Nike+ Kinect Training
Virtually Free, Phobia Free

 

Most Original Game

Chunk, Zeds – play your dreams
Facepalm Games, The Swapper
Preloaded, Crafty Cut
SFB Games, Haunt the House: Terrortown
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Wonderbook: Book of Spells
Stormcloud Games Ltd, Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo

 

Best Social Game – large studio

Fluid Games, Fluid Football Versus
Headstrong Games, Art Academy: SketchPad
Mediatonic, Amateur Surgeon 3
Playdemic, Village Life

 

Best Social Game  – small studio

Team Cooper, Fraxinus
Team Cooper, #SHARETAKECARE
Wonderstruck, Polycraft

 

Best Student Game

Axon Games, Brain Ops
Linear Curve Games, Far From Home
Pixel Blimp, Wee Paper Planes
Space Budgie, 9.03m

 

Playground Games’ Forza Horizon is a contender for the Best Visual Design award.

 

Best Visual Design

Aardman Animations, Full Steam Ahead
Crash Lab for Channel 4, The Snowman and The Snowdog
Facepalm Games, The Swapper
Lucid Games Ltd, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery : Episode 1
Playground Games, Forza Horizon
Rebellion, Joust Legend
SFB Games, Haunt the House: Terrortown
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe – London Studio, Diggs Nightcrawler
Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

 

Business of Games Categories

 

Best Educational Initiative

Dare to be Digital
GameLab London
University of Derby

 

Best Educational Institute

Abertay University
Bournemouth University
Norwich University of the Arts
University of Derby
University of Greenwich
University of Portsmouth

 

Outstanding Leadership Award

Paul Croft & Dave Bailey, Mediatonic
Patrick O’Luanaigh, nDreams
Leadership team, Sumo Digital

 

Best New IP

Atomicom Limited
Force of Habit

 

Best Publisher

Channel 4
Curve Digital
Gameloft
Lockwood Publishing

 

Fireproof Studios, one of two contenders in the Best Service Provider: Art Supplier category.

 

Best Service Provider: Art Supplier

Atomhawk Design
Fireproof Studios

 

Best Service Provider: Legal

Sarassin LLP
Stevens & Bolton LLP

 

Best Service provider: Quality Assurance

Testology
Universally Speaking

 

Best Service provider: Recruitment

Interactive Selection
MPG Universal

 

Best Start-Up

Atom Republic
Force of Habit
Playrise Digital Ltd

 

Best Tools and Technology

AMA Ltd
GamesAnalytics
Gamelab UK
Geomerics
Mediatonic
Naturalmotion Ltd
PlayJam
Playmob

 

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