Develop Awards 2013: The finalists are...

Develop Awards 2013: The finalists are...
Michael French

By Michael French

May 6th 2013 at 10:10AM

Nominees competing at July 10th awards ceremony named: Are you in the running?

The July 10th Develop Awards will toast another diverse array of the finest European game development talent.

Almost 100 different companies have been listed as finalists for the July 10th event.

The shortlists for the 19 main prizes represents 36 different games and their creative talent, 49 different games studios and ten different European countries.

You can see the full list below. 

Respected iOS outfit Fireproof Games, developer of The Room, gets the most nominations – five – followed by four each for Dennaton Games (Hotline Miami), SCE’s London Studio (Wonderbook), Arkane Studios (the French team that co-developed Dishonored) and Playground Games (Forza Horizon). 

NaturalMotion and its studio Boss Alien studio claim four between them, also after the success of CSR Racing in 2012. 

There are also key nominations for free-to-play experts Supercell and its hit mobile game Clash of Clans. 

Our improved awards for Creative Contribution also acknowledge the work of external European art and audio teams on vast international projects like Halo 4 and Ni no Kuni.

There are nominations for all kinds of businesses, from solo indie games developers to 100-plus strong teams, middleware providers, service outfits and outsourcing firms.

The Develop Awards take place on July 10th at the Brighton Metropole hotel. To book a place, contact or call 01992 535 646. 

For sponsorship and partner opportunities contact or call 01992 535 647.

Current Develop Awards sponsors include Platinum Partners Crytek and Deep Silver, Gold Partners Testronic, Perforce, UKIE and Amiqus, Drinks Reception Partner NaturalMotion and Table Gift Partner OPM Jobs.




New IP

Clash of Clans - Supercell

Clay Jam - Fat Pebble

Dishonored - Arkane Studios

Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games

Surgeon Simulator - Bossa Studios

The Room - Fireproof Games

Thomas Was Alone - Mike Bithell

Warface - Crytek


Use of a Licence or IP

Angry Birds Star Wars - Rovio

DmC: Devil May Cry - Ninja Theory

LEGO City Undercover - Traveller’s Tales

LittleBigPlanet Vita - Tarsier Studios

Magic 2013 - Stainless Games

Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed - Sumo Digital

The Snowman and the Snowdog - Crash Lab

Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio


Visual Arts

Awesomenauts - Ronimo Games

CSR Racing - Boss Alien

Crysis 3 - Crytek

Forza Horizon - Playground Games

Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games

LittleBigPlanet Vita - Tarsier Studios

Rayman Jungle Run - Pastagames

The Room - Fireproof Games


Audio Accomplishment

Crysis 3 - Crytek

Fable: The Journey - Lionhead 

Forza Horizon - Playground Games

Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games

Kinect Sesame Street - Soho Productions

Sniper Elite 2 - Rebellion

The Room - Fireproof Games

Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio


Use of Narrative

Crysis 3 - Crytek

Dishonored - Arkane Studios

The 39 Steps - The Story Mechanics

The Room - Fireproof Games

Thomas Was Alone - Mike Bithell

Xi: Continuum - nDreams

ZombiU - Ubisoft Montpellier

Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio


Publishing Hero


Kickstarter UK 


NaturalMotion Games


Square Enix London Studios

Strategic Content - SCEE



Online Innovation 

Curiosity - 22Cans

Hitman: Absolution - Contracts - IO Interactive

Illyriad - Illyriad

RaceNet - Codemasters

Smart As - Climax Studios

Turbulenz Platform - Turbulenz


Technical Innovation 

Dimensional Imaging

GameMaker - YoYo Games

Hitman Absolution Crowd Tech - IO Interactive

Just Dance TV - Ubisoft

Marmalade Juice - Marmalade

Oculus Rift - Oculus VR

Unreal Engine - Epic Games

Wonderbook - London Studio


Tools Provider

Donya Labs

Epic Games






Unity Technologies



CryEngine 3 - Crytek

GameMaker - YoYo Games

Havok Vision Engine – Havok

HeroEngine 2 - Idea Fabrik

Unity Engine - Unity Technologies

Unreal Engine - Epic Games





Nimrod Productions

Pinewood Studios

Player Research

Quantic Dream

Testronic Labs

VMC Game Labs


Creative Contribution - Audio

David Housden - Thomas Was Alone

High Score Productions - Harry Potter Kinect

Savalas Sound - Halo 4: Spartans Ops

Side - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

The Audio Guys - Sonic & AllStars Racing Transformed

Wave Studios - Kinect Sesame Street


Creative Contribution - Visuals 

Axis Animation - Halo 4: Spartan Ops

Cubic Motion - LEGO City Undercover

Faceware Technologies and CounterPunch Studios - Crysis 3

Rabcat - Forza Horizon

Realtime UK - Wargaming trailers

Tarsier Studios - LittleBigPlanet Karting



Aardvark Swift


Avatar Games

Creative Personnel

Guru Careers

OPM Recruitment




Micro Studio

Big Head Games

Crash Lab

Dennaton Games

Fireproof Games


Hotsauce Interactive

Mike Bithell

Terry Cavanagh


Business Development

Abertay University Prototype Fund



The Foundry


Mind Candy




Independent Studio




Ninja Theory

Playground Games

Sumo Digital


Yippee Entertainment


In-house Studio

Arkane Studios

Boss Alien

Creative Assembly

Criterion Games

IO Interactive

Sports Interactive

Traveller’s Tales

Ubisoft Montpellier


New Studio


Born Ready Games

Boss Alien



Hotsauce Interactive

Playground Games

Soho Productions


Special Award: Development Legend

The winner of this award is chosen by the Develop team and will be announced next month.