Develop Awards 2015: The winners revealed

Develop Awards 2015: The winners revealed
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

July 15th 2015 at 11:30PM

Creative Assembly and Dontnod Entertainment clean up, Legend winner Stamper launches new game

Developers from around the world came to Brighton tonight to honour the winners of this year’s Develop Awards.

More than 170 companies were in attendance, ranging from one-man indie studios to leading publishers and platform holders, as 21 prizes were handing to the triumphant developers.

Creative Assembly were the big winners tonight with three awards going to its sci-fi horror hit Alien: Isolation. The studio itself received two – Use of a Licence or IP and Audio Accomplishment – while the third went to Creative Outsourcer: Audio winner Side for its contributions to the game.

The Development Legend award was given to Tim and Chris Stamper, founders of Rare. Tim Stamper not only accepted the award on behalf of himself and his brother, but also used the awards ceremony to launch his new mobile puzzle game Cat Logic.

Other winners included French studio Dontnod Entertainment, which picked up two gongs for episodic adventure Life is Strange, as well as Team17, Unity Technologies, Rockstar North, Oculus VR, Space Ape Games and Roll7.

Here’s the Develop Awards 2015 winners in full:

New Games IP – PC/Console

Dontnod Entertainment - Life is Strange

New Games IP – Mobile

Midoki - Plunder Pirates

Use of a Licence or IP – Presented by IconicFuture

Creative Assembly - Alien: Isolation

Visual Arts

State of Play Games - Lumino City

Audio Accomplishment

Creative Assembly - Alien: Isolation

Use of Narrative

Dontnod Entertainment - Life is Strange 

Technology Provider

Oculus VR 

Design & Creativity Tool

SpeedTree - SpeedTree for Games

Production Tool

Perforce Software - Perforce 


Unity Technologies - Unity 5



QA & Localisation


Creative Outsourcer – Visual & Development

Speech Graphics - Shadow of Mordor

Creative Outsourcer – Audio

SIDE - Alien: Isolation



Publishing Hero


Micro Studio, presented by Unity


Independent Studio

Space Ape Games

In-House Studio

Rockstar North

New Studio


Development Legend

Tim and Chris Stamper

A big thanks to all our partners: UKIE and Amiqus (Gold Partners); Unity (Gold Partner and Micro Studio Award Partner); Iconicfuture (Use of a Licence or IP Award Partner); Keywords Studios (Exclusive Drinks Reception Partner); OPM Recruitment (Table Gift Partner); Develop:Brighton, Green Man Loaded, LocalizeDirect, Universally Speaking, Aardvark Swift, InnoGames and Game Connection (Event Partners).