Over 550 will see Perry pick up Legend accolade

Over 550 will see Perry pick up Legend accolade
Michael French

By Michael French

July 10th 2012 at 3:00PM

Visionary just sold Gaikai to Sony for $380m. Tomorrow hundreds will see him get top games honour

550 people representing over 100 different companies will be on hand to see David Perry named Development Legend tomorrow night.

The Gaikai CEO is special guest at the tenth annual Develop Awards on the evening of Wednesday, July 10th where he will enter the games development 'hall of fame', honouring his achievements in games over the last 20 years.

Perry has most recently secured massive support from Sony, which stepped in to buy the cloud streaming business for $380m last week.

But he's an icon of games development too, respected and widely quoted, an avid lecturer and business leader.

He devised Earthworm Jim, formed Shiny Entertainment, and has pushed heavily into online games and gaming technology.

His award is just one of 21 handed out tomorrow night. Other awards up for grabs are New IP, Visual Arts, Technical Innovation, New Studio, and the much-coveted Grand Prix.

Winners for those will be named at a gala ceremony tomorrow night.

A handful of tickets are still available - contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk if you'd like to attend.

Companies already confirmed as attending include:

Aardvark Swift
Amiqus
AppyNation
Assyria Games
Atomhawk Design
Audio Motion
Autodesk
Avatar Games
Babel Media
Bastion
Big Bit Ltd
BigWorld
Blitz Games Studios
Born Ready
Bossa Studios
Canadian High Commission
Caperfly
CCP
Connect2Media
Creative Artists Agency
Cromativity
Crytek
Cuba
Cubic Motion
Damp Gnat Limited
Datascope
Deep Silver
Digital Capital
Disney Interactive
Edward Grabowski Communications
Electronic Arts
Epic Games
Escapist Games
Evolution Studio
Excalibur Publishing
Future Publishing
Game Connection
GDC
Geomerics
Gobo Games
Green Man Gaming
Hairy Moose
Hansoft
Harbottle & Lewis
Havok
HPN
Idea Fabrik
Indigo Pearl
Innogames
Intel
Interactive Studio Management
Jagex
Johnny Atom Productions
Koch Media
Kuju
Marshall Media
Microsoft
Mind Candy
Mobile Pie
Mode 7 Games
MPG Universal
N Alderman
Natural Motion
Ndreams
Network N
Nova Scotia Business
Nvidia
OM UK
OPM Response
Osborne Clarke
Papaya Mobile
Preloaded
Quirkat
Rare
Realtime UK
Resonate
Revolution
Richard Jacques Studios
Rocksteady Studios
Sega Europe
ShortRound Games
Side
Six to Start
Sony Playstation
Splash Damage
Stainless Games
Strawdog Studios
Sumo Digital
Super M
Supermassive Games
Tag Games
Tandem Events
Tanukii Studios
Tenshi
Testronic Labs
Thechineseroom
The Creative Assembly
The Hut
Thumbstar
Toxic Games
Ubisoft Reflections
UKIE
Unity Software
Universal Music Publishing Production
VMC Game Labs
Wargaming.net
Wave Studios
We R Interactive
Zattikka

The Awards are presented with the kind support of our sponsors: Crytek (Platinum), Deep Silver (Platinum), Rare (Gold), Amiqus (Gold) Testronic Labs (Gold), Supermassive Games (Gold), UKIE (Gold), Autodesk (Gold), Game Connection (Category Sponsor), Nova Scotia Business (Welcome Reception Partner), Zattikka (Event Partner), MPG Universal (Event Partner), OPM Recruitment (Table Gift Partner).