God of War and Sea of Thieves Alongside Other Winners at TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018

God of War and Sea of Thieves Alongside Other Winners at TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018

Lots of winners for various categories, and one Game Of The Year winner

Yesterday at Guildhall, London the winners of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018 were announced, with the TIGA Game of the Year winner raking in over 40,000 individual public votes.

For those unaware, TIGA is a network for game developers, and digital publishers, and are a non-profit trade association representing the video game industry. The charity partner at this year’s TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018 was SpecialEffect, a charity dedicated to creating methods for disabled gamers to play their favorite titles. They also had a helping hand in guiding the production for the recent Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Here is the list of winners of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018:

  • Best Action and Adventure Game 2018
    • Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, God of War
  • Best Arcade Game 2018
    • Rebellion, Battlezone Gold Edition
  • Best Recruitment Agency 2018
    • Amiqus
  • Best Audio Design 2018
    • Polyphony Digital Inc, Gran Turismo Sport
  • Best QA Provider 2018
    • Universally Speaking
  • Best Casual Game 2018
    • Curve Digital Publishing Ltd, Human: Fall Flat
  • Best Social Game 2018
    • Supermassive Games, Hidden Agenda
  • Best Legal Services Supplier 2018 
    • Wiggin LLP
  • Best Educational Game 2018
    • Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences, Attentat 1942
  • Best Tax and Accountancy Firm 2018
    • Saffery Champness
  • Diversity Award 2018
    • Testronic
  • Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier 2018
    • Atomhawk
  • Creativity Award 2018
    • Ninja Theory: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Audio Services Supplier 2018
    • Sound Cuts Ltd
  • Best Game By A Small Studio 2018
    • Payload Studios, TerraTech
  • Best Educational Institution 2018
    •  Sheffield Hallam University
  • Best Puzzle Game 2018
    • Outplay Entertainment, Booty Quest
  • Best Racing Game 2018
    •  Codemasters, F1 2017
  • Best Role Playing Game 2018
    • Jagex, RuneScape
  • Best Strategy Game 2018
    •  Creative Assembly, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
  • Best Visual Design 2018
    • Rare, Sea of Thieves
  • Best Educational Initiative and Talent Development 2018
    • Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Gaming School
  • Best Services Provider 2018
    • Realtime UK
  • Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology Award 2018
    • PlayFusion
  • Heritage Award 2018
    •  Nomad Games Ltd, Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal 
  • Best Start Up 2018
    •  Virtual Arts, Lightstream Racer
  • Best Large Independent Studio 2018
    • Lockwood Publishing
  • Best Small Independent Studio 2018
    • Red Kite Games
  • Best Technical Innovation 2018
    •  Space Ape Games
  • Outstanding Leadership Award 2018
    • Frank Sagnier, Codemasters
  • Best Publisher Award 2018
    •  Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Outstanding Individual Award 2018
    • Mark Gerhard
  • Game Of The Year 2018
    •  Lockwood Publishing, Avakin Life

While there were many sponsors for the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018, Google were sponsors for the Game Of The Year award, a mobile game. From Lockwood Publishing, Avakin Life is an Android and iOS game that allows players to create an avatar and roam a 3D world while interacting with a large online community.

Matt Henderson from Google spoke about Android and Google Play by saying:

“The UK has tremendous game development talent, as evidenced by the high standard of Avakin Life and the many great entries.  In the 10 years since Android launched, it’s amazing how far mobile gaming has come, and at Google we are proud that so many innovative and entrepreneurial game developers are using Play and Android to reach a global audience.”

Meanwhile, the CEO of TIGA. Dr Richard Wilson OBE stated the ceremony was their largest to date:

 “Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists, whose excellence is driving the games industry forward.Last night’s TIGA Games Industry Awards Ceremony – our largest to date – highlighted excellence, innovation, diversity and creativity in games, businesses and education providers.”

Avakin Life was also a winner at last years TIGA Games Industry Awards winning the Amazon Appstore Game category. In 2017 the Game Of The Year was Golf Clash.