Big names back Develop Awards 2014

Big names back Develop Awards 2014
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

June 3rd 2014 at 2:58PM

Leading studios and service firms sign up to sponsor July event

There are some big names backing this year's Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

A mixture of independent developers, publishers, recruitment agencies, motion capture experts, tools providers and more have signed up to sponsor this year's event, which takes place on July 9th.

Crytek and Deep Silver are headlining as Platinum Partners, with a range of Gold Partners including Amiqus, Codemasters, Cubic Motion, Keywords, Perforce, UKIE and Unity.

Meanwhile, OPM Jobs is once again Table Gift Partner while Universally Speaking is an Award Partner. Tandem Events and Wales Interactive round us off as Event Partners.

You can find out more about why some of these firms are backing the Develop Awards 2014 below.

The Develop Awards will take place in just over a month from now on Wednesday, July 9th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton.

The event honours the achievements and efforts in the last year by European game studios, global technology partners and hardworking service companies. It runs alongside the Develop In Brighton conference.

You can book a table or single seat at the event by contacting Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or calling 01992 535 646.

For more information on the sponsorship and partnership opportunities still available, contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 647.

You can view a full listed of the finalists in the running to win one of 24 awards here.

For more information about the Develop Awards, visit the official Develop Awards website.

Platinum Partner – Crytek

 

Platinum Partner – Deep Silver

 

Gold Partner – Amiqus

 

“The Develop Awards is a fantastic event and an opportunity for the industry to recognise significant peer contributions. We’re delighted to sponsor the awards as part of our on- going support and commitment to the creative excellence achieved within the industry. Good luck to all the nominees!”

Liz Prince, business manager

Gold Partner – Codemasters

"Codemasters is a long-term supporter of the Develop Awards, recognising their importance in celebrating the teams’ and studios’ contributions to the creation of the very best in gaming today; honouring achievements in breaking new ground and satisfying audiences whether at a mainstream or niche level. And you can’t beat a battered sausage on the beach at ungodly o’clock in the morning en route back to the hotel.”

Rich Eddy, communications director

Gold Partner – Cubic Motion

 

"For us, the Develop Awards proved a great way for our (then) smaller company to get our work noticed - we were producing material at the forefront of what was technical possible, and yet, as a small company, this kind of thing can go largely unnoticed by the industry. The Develop Awards are very democratic - good work is good work, and likely to get recognized regardless of the size of company."

Gareth Edwards, CEO

Gold Partner – Keywords

 

"In our industry we are are constantly moving from one time pressured project to the next. Its good to stand back from the daily pressures of delivering quality services and pat ourselves other back occasionally. If others pat our backs as could happen in these awards, that's even better!"

Andrew Day, CEO

Gold Partner – Perforce

 

"We're always very excited to be involved with the Develop Awards – even more so when we're nominated! Just looking at the list of former nominees and winners shows you the quality of games developers, contributors and technology in the UK and Europe. Besides recognising successes, I also think it's a great opportunity to inspire and encourage new startups and small indies."

Samantha Glover, European events specialist

 Gold Partner – UKIE

 

“The Develop Awards are so important in highlighting the talented individuals and teams who innovate and revolutionise our sector. As the UK developer scene grows from strength to strength, awards like these can really help raise the profile our industry. The UK games and interactive entertainment sector is world class. Now we have the production tax credits in place, a renewed focus on programming at schools, and the promotion of art with coding, we will start to see more world class talent and games breaking through the ranks. The tax credits will help de-risk the development of home-grown ideas, concepts and experiences that will truly put our innovative business environment and highly skilled creative talent on the map. The Develop Awards are a great way to shout loudly and proudly about the industry to the rest of the world, and we are delighted to be sponsoring them once more.”

Jo Twist, CEO

Gold Partner – Unity

 

“Unity is a proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Develop Awards and are excited to be nominated for Best Engine. We have been blown away to see so may Unity developers be nominated for various awards and wish them every success. The event is a fantastic showcase of the talent that pushes the creative and technologic boundaries of the games industry.”

Antony Douglas, Vice President EMEA, Unity Technologies.

Award Partner – Universally Speaking

 

"At Universally Speaking we feel that the Develop Awards are an integral part of the UK’s games industry and provide the perfect setting for big and small companies to exchange ideas and nurture new trends. They allow us to remain in touch with our peers and strengthen a sense of community in one of the toughest – but most exciting – industries in the world. It is a great honour to be among the Develop Award finalists. We see it as a celebration of the fantastic projects we have been a part of and we feel privileged to be in such great company with the other finalists."

Loreto Sanz Fueyo, director

Table Gift Partner – OPM Jobs

 

"Recognition for your achievements is important in every industry.  But not all industries are lucky enough to have an annual awards event like Develop. There’s nothing better than to receive recognition and praise from your peers. It focuses us all on working to the highest standards – they’re called the Excellence Awards for a reason!"

Kim Parker-Adcock, managing director

Event Partner – Tandem Events

Event Partner – Wales Interactive