Countdown to the Develop Awards begins

Countdown to the Develop Awards begins
Michael French

By Michael French

May 21st 2007 at 3:45PM

The year's big night for UK and European games developers - the Develop Industry Excellence Awards - is fast approaching.

The Develop Awards take place on Wednesday July 25th, and we've got the lowdown on the event which rewards the work done in the creative, technical and business fields of the games development sector.

Over 400 industry professionals will be attending the event, which takes place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton alongside the Develop conference and expo.

Last year's event proved to be the biggest ever, with over 110 different companies attending on the night to see who would win each of the highly-coveted 18 awards, which are voted for by a panel of almost 100 development professionals.

With lobbying now closed, the Develop team is currently finalising the shortlist for each award with the finalists in each of the categories listed below to be announced on June 8th.

To book your place at the Develop Awards 2007, or discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact kathryn.humphrey@bhpr.co.uk or call 01462 456780 - a booking form can be downloaded here.

DEVELOP INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2007: CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

CREATIVITY
New console/PC IP
New handheld/mobile IP
Best Use of a Licence
Visual Arts
Audio Accomplishment
Publishing hero

TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES
Best Use of Online
Innovation
Tools provider
Services & outsourcing
Recruitment company

STUDIOS
New UK/European Studio
Business development
Handheld/mobile games studio
In-house developer
Independent Developer

SPECIAL INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARDS
Development Legend
Grand Prix