Develop Awards Winners: Sony Wins “Publishing Hero,” Mark Cerny is Development Legend; Rockstar Triumphs

The ceremony for the 2014 Develop Awards has just concluded, and we compiled the full list of winners for your perusal.

PS4’s happy father Mark Cerny won the Development Legend award as previously announced, while Shahid Ahmad’s Sony Strategic Content Department brought home the “Publushing Hero” prize, while Rockstar North triumphed with three trophies for its accomplishments on Grand Theft Auto V.

Media Molecule also brought home the best new IP award for Tearaway, while Vlambeer, Bohemia Interactive and Space Ape Games won the remaining studio awards.

The Develop Awards are voted by developers and winners (at least for most categories excluding special awards like Development Legend) are chosen between industry professionals and companies based in the UK and Europe.

You can check out the full list of winners just below:

  • Service to Video Games: Lynne Kilpatrick (for endorsing tax credits for the gaming industry in the UK)
  • New Games IP: Tearaway (Media Molecule)
  • Use of a Licence or IP: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games)
  • Visual Arts: Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North)
  • Audio Accomplishment: Battlefield 4 (EA DICE)
  • Musical Composition: Jamie Hamshere (for TxK)
  • Use of Narrative: Brothers: A Tale of two Sons (Starbreeze Studios)
  • Publishing Hero: Sony Computer Entertainment Strategic Content Department
  • Technical Innovation: Oculus Rift DK2 (Oculus VR)
  • Tools – design and creativity: Maya (Autodesk)
  • Rools – production: Perforce Software
  • Engine: Unity 3D
  • Service: Player Research
  • QA & Localisation: Testology
  • Creative Contribution: Audio: Stafford Bawler (For Monument Valley)
  • Creative Contribution: Visuals: Faceware Tech (For Grand Theft Auto V)
  • Recruiter: OPM Response
  • Talent Investment: Dare to be Digital
  • Business Development: Team 17
  • Micro Studio: Vlambeer
  • Independent Studio: Bohemia Interactive
  • In-House Studio: Rockstar North
  • New Studio: Space Ape Games
  • Studio of the Year: Rockstar North
  • Development Legend: Mark Cerny

Above and below you can see three pictures from the event courtesy of Shuhei Yoshida, showing the moments in which Mark Cerny, Shahid Ahmad and Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail accepted their awards.

Ahmad himself commented:



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  • twinspectre

    congratulation mr.Cerny 😀

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  • Negi Springfield

    Congratulations to Mark Cerny.

    • DLConspiracy//

      lol. Is that the one that was on N4g awhile ago?

      • Negi Springfield


        • DLConspiracy//

          It’s awesome. haha. You have a link for the original, without the meme? I want that for keepsake.

          • Negi Springfield
          • DLConspiracy//

            Awesome! Thanks. I love that pic.

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  • A Tale of Two Sons might seem like a small downloadable title but its full of emotion and mixed with incredible gameplay. I love the story and the whole adventure. I consider it one of the best downloadable games.

    • Jecht_Sin

      Yup. I loved that game. Rain is cool as well.

  • Mr0303

    Mark Cerny is a guy who survived the first Video game Crash, he has the Daxterity to create an awesome gaming system and is not afraid to go into Uncharted territories of technology.

    Thanks for everything!

  • AlexH

    Sony fanboy nerd Kingdom regoice!!
    This day gives dignity to your singlehood.
    Enjoy your singleplayer games.
    May the force be with you.

    • Kumomeme

      what an idiot….enjoy your multiplayer games
      only retard respect someone just because they were fanboy
      like you

    • Mr0303

      I feel sad for people like you.

  • miyamoto

    New Games IP: Tearaway (Media Molecule)
    nuff said! PS Vita FTW

    • PhantomVash808

      I can’t wait to see their PS4 game.

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