Tiga Awards finalists revealed

Tiga Awards finalists revealed
Michael French

By Michael French

January 21st 2008 at 9:56AM

Next week's awards ceremony to acknowledge successes of organisation members

UK independent trade devlopers association Tiga has announced the finalists for its yearly awards show, which praise the work done by its members in the past year.

This year's awards include two new categories, best technology and best cross-media application of games, to "represent the diversity of the development sector".

The nomations are:

Best PC/Console Game developed by a TIGA member 2007: Geometry Wars: Galaxies – Doublesix (Kuju Entertainment); Colin McRae: DiRT - Codemasters Studios;  Worms XBLA – Team 17

Best Handheld/Console Game developed by a TIGA member 2007: Geometry Wars: Galaxies – Doublesix (Kuju Entertainment); Crush – Zoemode (Kuju Entertainment); Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron - Rebellion

Best mobile game developed by a TIGA member 2007: Championship Manager 2008 – Dynamo Games; Sonic Jump – Airplay; Tomb Raider Anniversary - Finblade

Best Technology 2007: The EGO Engine – Codemasters; Super Rub a Dub Water Effect – Sumo Digital; Alice Server – Nice Tech

Best Cross Media Application of Games 2007: Realtime UK; Audiomotion; Triage Trainer – TruSim Blitz Games

Best Developer - Greatest contribution to independent games development during 2007 by TIGA member: Blitz Games; Sumo Digital; Denki

Best Player - Greatest individual contribution to independent games development during 2007: Ian Baverstock; Fred Hasson; Jason Kingsley

Commenting on the nominations, Fred Hasson, TIGA CEO commented: “Despite increased competition from studios in tax-break countries we’re very proud of the outstanding work delivered by our members. These awards are won by and voted by our members and this kind of peer-to-peer recognition of excellence is the most sought after.”

The event takes place at the Haymarket Hotel on January 30th.