p>TIGA, the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry, today announced the winners of the 2017 TIGA Games Industry Awards following their biggest ever awards ceremony held on 2nd November at The V&A Museum in London. The TIGA Awards ceremony celebrated the best in games, business and education in the video games industry.
The evening saw Manchester games developer Playdemic scoop the prestigious Game Of The Year title for their title Golf Clash. Game Of The Year was presented by Nick Ferguson from Platinum Sponsor Amazon Appstore.
The public vote for the TIGA Game of the Year Award broke last year’s record to receive nearly 97,000 individual votes, demonstrating the growing popularity of the TIGA Awards.
TIGA’s charity partner for the 2017 awards was SpecialEffect, an organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.
Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:
“Congratulations to all of last night’s winners. At the largest TIGA Awards Ceremony so far we highlighted excellence in games and business, education and technology, diversity and creativity. I would like to offer huge congratulations to all of our winners and finalists, whose innovation, creativity and excellence is driving the games industry forward.”
“I would also like to thank all of our generous sponsors, our judges and everyone who supported the TIGA Awards by entering and attending the ceremony.”
Nick Ferguson, Games Category Lead at Amazon Appstore said:
"Amazon Appstore are delighted to celebrate the best of British game development at the TIGA Game Awards. UK studios have a long history creating some of the best games in the world, and the success of titles like Playdemic's Golf Clash show that isn't changing anytime soon"
The winners of The TIGA Games Industry Awards 2017 are:
Best Action and Adventure Game 2017: Ninja Theory Ltd: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Best Arcade Game 2017: Sumo Digital Ltd: Snake Pass
Best Audio Design 2017: Space Ape Games: Fastlane: Road to Revenge
Best Casual/Social Game 2017: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe: That’s You!
Diversity Award 2017: Women In Games
Best Educational Game 2017: Denki: Autonauts
Creative and Heritage Award 2017: Billy Goat Entertainment Ltd: Her Majesty’s SPIFFING
Best Game by a Small Studio 2017: Playtonic Games: Yooka-Laylee
Best Puzzle Game 2017: Supermassive Games: Tumble VR
Best Racing Game 2017: Codemasters: F1 2016
Best Role Playing Game 2017: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe: Horizon Zero Dawn
Best Strategy Game 2017: Outplay Entertainment Ltd: Castle Creeps TD
Best Visual Design 2017: Rebellion: Sniper Elite 4
Best Amazon Appstore Game 2017: Lockwood Publishing: Avakin Life
Best Service Provider 2017: Aardvark Swift
Best Art/Animation Supplier/Game Trailer Supplier 2017: Liquid Crimson
Best Audio Services 2017: PitStop Productions
Best Education Initiative and Talent Development 2017: Abertay University
Best Educational Institution 2017: Norwich University of the Arts
Best Engine, Middleware, Tools and Technology 2017: GameBench
Best Large Independent Studio 2017: Rebellion
Best Small Independent Studio 2017: PlayFusion
Outstanding Leadership 2017: John Earner, Space Ape Games
Best Publisher 2017: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Best Legal Services Supplier 2017: Stevens & Bolton LLP
Best QA Provider 2017: Universally Speaking Ltd
Best Recruitment Agency 2017: Amiqus
Best Tax and Accountancy Organisation 2017: MMP
Best Technical Innovation 2017: PlayFusion
Person of the Year 2017: Mark Eyles
Outstanding Franchise Development: Playground Games
Game of the Year 2017: Playdemic, Golf Clash
The sponsors of the TIGA Games Industry Awards are:
Platinum Sponsor: Amazon Appstore
Gold Sponsors: Amiqus, Outplay, Radiant Worlds, Space Ape Games and Supermassive Games
Silver Sponsors: GameS-Tech, Grads in Games, Abertay University, Invest North East England, Portsmouth University, Saffery Champness, Stevens & Bolton, Sumo Digital and Universally Speaking
Bronze Sponsors: Alliotts, GameBench, KPMG, Lockwood Publishing, Pearson, Realtime UK, Rovio and Scede.io