DEVELOP AWARDS 2011: Creativity finalists

DEVELOP AWARDS 2011: Creativity finalists
Michael French

By Michael French

May 5th 2011 at 12:05PM

New IPs battle it out, plus art and audio prizes - Limbo, Kinect Sports, Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm lead the pack

Best-selling European made games are battling it out in the Develop Awards' Creativity category.

Much desired awards including New IP, Visual Arts and Audio Accomplishment feature in this category, along with Download IP, Best Use of a Licence or IP and Publishing Hero.

Kinect Sports (Rare), Limbo (Playdead), Enslaved (Ninja Theory), Crysis 2 (Crytek) and Bulletstorm (Epic Games/People Can Fly) grab the most nominations, but there are nods also for Angry Birds Rio (Rovio Mobile), Dead Nation (Housemarque), and Killzone 3 (Guerrilla Games).

The publisher of Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm - EA also nominated, with a nod in Publishing Hero for its EA Partners label and efforts from its Chillingo mobile games publisher.

EA's contemporaries in that category include Namco Bandai, Channel 4, Lockwood Publishing, Microsoft, SCEE XDEV, and Valve.

 

The finalists in full for this category are:


NEW IP
Enslaved (Ninja Theory)
Brink (Splash Damage)
Bulletstorm (People Can Fly)
Kinect Sports (Rare)
Kinectimals (Frontier)

 
NEW DOWNLOAD IP
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)
Dead Nation (Housemarque)
Hydroventure (Curve Studios)
Limbo (Playdead)
Minecraft (Mojang Specifications)
Tiny Wings (Andreas Illiger)


USE OF A LICENCE OR IP
Angry Birds Rio (Rovio Mobile)

F1 2010 (Codemasters Birmingham)

FIFA Superstars (Playfish)
GoldenEye 007 (Eurocom)

Jenga (NaturalMotion Games)
Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft Paris)
Mr Men / Little Miss (Digital Goldfish)
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (Criterion)

VISUAL ARTS
Bulletstorm (People Can Fly)

Crysis 2 (Crytek)

Enslaved (Ninja Theory)

Killzone 3 (Guerrilla Games)
Limbo (Playdead)
MotorStorm Apocalypse (Evolution Studios)
Shogun 2: Total War (The Creative Assembly)

AUDIO ACCOMPLISHMENT
Enslaved (Ninja Theory)
Crysis 2 (Crytek)
DJ Hero 2 (FreeStyleGames)
Fable III (Lionhead)

Kinect Sports (Rare)
Limbo (Playdead)
Papa Sangre (Somethin’ Else)

PUBLISHING HERO
Channel 4

Electronic Arts
Lockwood Publishing
Microsoft
Namco Bandai
SCEE XDEV
Valve