Hurry! One week left until the Develop Awards

Hurry! One week left until the Develop Awards
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

July 7th 2010 at 3:40PM

...and the Develop Conference kicks off next Tuesday

A big week for European game development is fast approaching, with the Develop Awards taking place next Wednesday.

With over 500 top execs, programmers and producers attending, the awards will run alongside the wide-ranging Develop Conference at the Hilton Metropole hotel on the Brighton seafront.

Companies of all sizes will be battling it out across a range of categories that cover everything from Creativity to Technology, Services, Studios and Outsourcing (see full list below) on the evening of Wednesday July 14th.

Broadcaster and comedian Rufus Hound will host the evening, while sponsors include Autodesk, Amiqus, Babel Media, Direct 2 Drive, Imagination Studios and Realtime UK.

Tables for groups are now highly limited, but to check for availability or purchase single tickets please contact

"We are hugely excited to be hosting so many leading names from all over European and North America on Wednesday July 14th. This year's Develop Awards look all set to be the biggest and best ever,” said Develop editor Michael French.

Meanwhile the Develop Conference – also taking place at the Hilton Metropole hotel in Brighton – runs from Tuesday July 13th to Thursday July 15th.

The three-day event  will include nine keynotes and over 85 sessions. Currently over 1,200 attendees are scheduled to attend, and each will have a great variety of session themes to choose from – from motion control to 3D gaming, freemium content, mobile and online business, tax breaks, lighting and sound engineering and PR.

Click here to visit the Develop Conference official website.

Here follows the Develop Awards 2010 categories and finalists in full:
Best New  IP
Blur  (Bizarre Creations)
Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
Alan Wake   (Remedy)
EyePet (SCE London Studio)
Backbreaker (NaturalMotion   Games)
APB (Realtime Worlds)
Split/Second (Black Rock   Studio)
Best New Download IP
Angry Birds  (Rovio)
VVVVVV  (Distractionware)
Chime (Zoe Mode)
Machinariam  (Amanita  Design)
Orbital (BitForge)
Blue Toad Murder Files  (Relentless  Software)
Joe Danger (Hello Games)
Best  Use of a Licence or  IP
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady  Studios)
Metro 2033 (4A  Games)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories  (Climax)
Doctor Who: The  Adventure Games (Sumo Digital / Revolution  Software)
LittleBigPlanet PSP  (SCE Cambridge)
Aliens vs Predator  (Rebellion)

Visual  Arts

Machinarium (Amanita  Design)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady  Studios)
Alan Wake  (Remedy)
Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
EyePet (SCE  London  Studio)
Split/Second (Black Rock Studio)
Audio Accomplishment
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA DICE)
Blur  (Bizarre  Creations)
DJ Hero (FreeStyleGames)
Operation  Flashpoint 2: Dragon  Rising (Codemasters)
Split/Second (Black Rock  Studio)
Silent Hill:  Shattered Memories (Climax)
Batman: Arkham  Asylum (Rocksteady  Studios)
Publishing  Hero
Sony  XDev
Channel  4
Technical  Innovation
Heavy Rain (Quantic  Dream)
Sony Augmented Reality  (EyePet/Invizimals)
Unity Engine (Unity  Technologies)
Uniter  (Bigpoint)
Split/Second (Black Rock  Studio)
Hustle Kings (Voo  Foo Studios)
Tools Provider
SCE  (R&D/SN  Systems/PlayStation   Home)
Unity Engine  (Unity  Technologies)
Unreal Engine (Epic Games)
Gamebryo  Lightspeed  (Emergent)
CryEngine (Crytek)
Vision Game Engine   (Trinigy)
Babel Media
Catalyst   Outsourcing
Universally Speaking
Testronic Labs
Audio Outsourcer
Outsource Media  UK
Richard Jacques Studios
Nimrod Productions
Media Mill
The Audio Guys
High Score Productions
Visual Outsourcer
Axis  Animation
Image Metrics
Realtime  UK
Imagination  Studios
Recruitment Company
Natural   Selection
Aardvark Swift
Handle   Recruitment
Best New Studio
Lightning  Fish Games
VooFoo Studios
Hello Games
Six  to Start
Wonderland  Software
Slightly Mad  Studios
NaturalMotion Games
Micro Studio
Startfruit Games
Amanita Design
Binary  Tweed
Hello  Games
Tag Games
Handheld Studio
Rockstar Leeds
Novarama Technology
SCE   Cambridge
Ideaworks Game Studios
Digital  Goldfish
Business Development
Avalanche  Studios
Sony XDev
Blitz 1UP
X2  Games –  Exient
In-House Studio
Rocksteady   Studios
Bizarre Creations
Black Rock Studio
SCE London   Studio
Sports Interactive
The Creative   Assembly
Independent Studio
Realtime   Worlds
Quantic Dream
Sumo Digital
Jagex Games  Studio
Red  Lynx