DEVELOP AWARDS 2011: Technology & Services finalists

DEVELOP AWARDS 2011: Technology & Services finalists
Michael French

By Michael French

May 5th 2011 at 12:05PM

Move vs Kinect, best engine finalists, plus tools, outsourcing, recruitment and services nominations

Technology and support firms from around the world are competing in the Develop Awards' Technology & Services category.

Prizes for Technical Innovation, Visual Outsourcer and Audio Outsourcer are in this category, along with prizes for services and recruitment firms, tools provider - and the best games engine.

Key technology from Sony and Microsoft is nominated, including PlayStation Move, Kinect, the innovative AI in XBLA game Path of Go, and new development tools for upcoming handheld NGP.

Epic Games also scores three nominations, for technical innovation, best tools provider and best engine.

The technology and services nominations in full are:


TECHNICAL INNOVATION
Havok Mobile (Havok)
Kinect (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Kinect Sports (Rare)
Path of Go AI (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
PlayStation Move (SCEE Vision R&D/User Testing Team/Creative Development Group)
Razor for NGP (SN Systems/SCE R&D)
Unreal Engine (Epic Games)

VISUAL
OUTSOURCER
Atomhawk Design
Axis Animation
Cubic Motion
Fireproof Studios
RealtimeUK
Slide
Spov

AUDIO OUTSOURCER
Air Edel
High Score
Media Mill
Nimrod Productions
Richard Jacques Studios
Side UK
 
SERVICES
Audiomotion
Babel Media
SQS
Testology
Testronic Labs
Universally Speaking
U-Trax

RECRUITMENT
Amiqus
Aardvark Swift
Avatar Games
Datascope
MPG Universal
OPM Recruitment
Specialmove
 
TOOLS PROVIDER
Autodesk
Donya Labs
Epic Games
Hansoft
Havok
NaturalMotion
UnityEpic Games

ENGINE
BlitzTech (Blitz Games Studios)
CryEngine 3 (Crytek)
Shiva3D (Stonetrip)

Unity (Unity Technologies)
Unreal Engine 3 (Epic Games)
Vision Game Engine (Trinigy)