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Develop Awards 2014

July 9th, 2014, Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK

Develop Awards 2014

The industry comes together for Develop's annual celebration of the best projects, teams and talent of the last 12 months

Every July, Develop hosts the biggest awards night on the game development industry calendar with over 500 people attending representing companies from around the world.

The Develop Industry Excellence Awards will take place in Brighton at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, on the evening of Wednesday, July 9th, 2014.

While there are a number of awards in this industry, the Develop Awards are the only peer-voted prizes for UK and European games developers which focus purely on creativity, teamwork, and inspiring innovation. Not marketing. Not hype.

A total of 23 awards will be handed out on the night, including favourites such as New IP, Technical Innovation, Use of Narrative and Independent Studio. 

We also have four new accolades: Musical Composition, QA & Localisation, Talent Investment and the new Special Award, Studio of the Year.

And, as always, our prestigious Development Legend will be given to an esteemed icon that has pioneered some of the industry's biggest innovations. The winner will be selected by the Develop Team and announced ahead of the event.

Think you deserve a Develop Award? You can find out in our full lobbying guide online, and it will also be printed in the March issue of Develop. This details the criteria for every category and what you should be sending with your nomination to developawards@intentmedia.co.uk.

Contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk to discuss the other high-profile sponsorship opportunities available.

You can find the full list of awards for this year's Develop Awards below.

  • New Games IP
  • Use of a Licence or IP
  • Visual Arts
  • Audio Accomplishment
  • [New] Musical Composition
  • Use of Narrative
  • Publishing Hero
  • Technical Innovation
  • Tools Provider
  • Engine
  • Service
  • [New] QA & Localisation
  • Creative Contribution: Audio
  • Creative Contribution: Visuals
  • Recruiter
  • [New] Talent Investment
  • Business Development
  • Micro Studio
  • Independent Studio
  • In-House Studio
  • New Studio


  • [New] Studio of the Year
  • Development Legend

For more specifics on the award categories and how to be nominated, see our lobbying guide.