Tiga contest winners announced

Tiga contest winners announced
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

April 12th 2012 at 12:02AM

£100,000 awarded to game developers

The four winners of the Tiga games contest have been announced.

Appearing before an audience of fifty delegates, the finalists fought hard for the £25,000 prize, which included Tiga membership, support, and mentoring.

The entrants competed in one of three categories:games on-the move, games in-the-home, and social web gaming.

“We had some really innovative entries in response to the challenges, but these four companies really shone," Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development at Abertay University, said.

"The Abertay Prototype Fund is delighted to be able to support companies like these who can often struggle to find the funding to showcase their talents.”

The £100,000 in funding was provided by the University of Abertay Dundee's prototype fund.

The winners:

Fangs Out! by Guerilla Tea entered the games on the move category, is a multiplayer mobile game where players take control of model helicopters and blast their opponents out of the sky.

In the social web catergory, Remode's post apocalptic sci-fi strategy game Burrow and PLA Studios' squad-based steam punk mercenary shoot'em'up Squaddies took home the prize.

Opposable Games' Clockwork Racers, a multiplayer game where player race wind up toys, finished off the winners in the games at home category........