Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Corey Roth, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

TIGA Announces 2014 Games Industry Awards to Recognise Creativity, Innovation and Professionalism in Games Businesses of All Sizes

LONDON, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Deadline for Entries is Friday 19th September 2014

TIGA, the network for developers and digital publishers, has today announced its third annual industry awards are open for entry.

The TIGA Games Industry Awards are designed to celebrate the best in creativity, technological innovation and professionalism in business at all levels and in all sectors of the UK games industry. The TIGA Awards recognise and reward the hard work and achievements of everyone that contributes to the UK videogame industry. This is why six categories feature separate awards for small and larger businesses, and entry is free for TIGA members and non-members alike.

The 2013 awards were a roaring success, with the ceremony itself winning the 2013 Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Event. This is in addition to more than 10,500 votes being cast by the developer community and the public for the hotly contested 'Game of The Year' category.

The 2014 TIGA Awards will be held at the stunning OXO 2 on the Southbank in London, on the evening of November 6th, with panoramic views of London along the Thames.

For the 2014 Awards TIGA is delighted to have a range of key partners made up of the leading lights of the UK videogame industry. These include Gold sponsors King, Jagex and Ubisoft Reflections, Silver sponsors Epic Games, Microsoft, Playground Games, and Sumo Digital. This is in addition to individual award sponsors Amiqus, Centroid 3D, Creative England, Kingston Smith, Lockwood Publishing, Pollen, Stevens & Bolton, Silicon Valley Technology Bank and Universally Speaking.

TIGA's charity partner for the 2014 awards is once again SpecialEffect, a wonderful organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities through videogames.

There are 31 categories in total; with the games categories open to the entire industry. The special awards categories will once again include 'Game of the Year', chosen by the UK's development community through a public vote, and a Special Recognition Award.

TIGA's 'Business of Games' categories are for members only, and are specifically designed to recognise the great work done by organisations from the wider ecosystem, from educators and tech developers to publishers, and accountants.

New categories for 2014 include the TIGA Accessibility Award, and Best Game Engine, Middleware, Tools and Technology - which has separate awards for small and larger businesses. Other new awards include Best In-House Studio and Best Independent Studio.

Dr. Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:

"TIGA is the trade body for developers and digital publishers and we want to give the whole industry the chance to showcase its achievements and to applaud and encourage the next generation, from exciting start-ups to debut games and students.

"For the first time, micro studios now make up the majority of our industry. So it is essential that we not only ensure the achievements of these and other smaller games businesses receive the recognition they deserve, but that we encourage and reward best practice in business.

"Our industry needs great businesses just as much as it needs great games. This is why we believe our 'Business of Games' categories are so important, and encourage all our members to strive for recognition and reward in these areas.

"The TIGA Awards are a wonderful, and highly accessible opportunity for our industry to recognise and celebrate success, in all sectors and at all levels. I hope all games developers, digital publishers, service and education providers will consider entering."

Jason Kingsley OBE, TIGA Chairman, Rebellion CEO and Creative Director, added:

"Since TIGA was founded, more than a decade ago now, it has consistently represented and championed independent developers, UK businesses, and UK business owners.

"Whilst we have evolved to represent and support the broader videogame industry, we are still 90% funded by UK businesses, 80% of our board members are developers and 50% of our board are UK business owners themselves.

"The TIGA Awards are very much an extension of that ethos, and a highly effective way for UK businesses to celebrate and encourage excellence at all levels of our rapidly evolving business, and inspire the talent of the future."

Notes to editors:

Although our awards are focused on the UK games industry, TIGA has some non-UK members and some components from entries may be from overseas; as such ownership is not important, as the entry may be the studio of a US or European based company.

Full 2014 TIGA Awards category list: 

Games Categories (Free to enter and open to all) 

  • Best Action/Adventure Game (Features separate awards for small and larger studios)
  • Best Arcade Game (Features separate awards for small and larger studios)
  • Best Casual Game (Features separate awards for small and larger studios)
  • Best Social Game (Features separate awards for small and larger studios)
  • Best Game With A Purpose (Features separate awards for small and larger studios)
  • Best Student Game
  • Best Debut Game
  • Most Original Game
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Accessibility Award (For the best effort towards inclusive game design in the last 12 months, allowing more people with disabilities to take part in mainstream gaming. This can be for anything from colour blindness to cerebral palsy, deafness to dyslexia. For more information see: http://www.gameaccessibilityguidelines.com.)

Business of Games Categories: (Free to enter and open to TIGA members only)

  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Best Publisher
  • Best Independent Studio
  • Best In-House Studio
  • Best Art Supplier
  • Best Audio Supplier
  • Best Animation Supplier
  • Best Recruitment Agency
  • Best Accountancy Firm
  • Best Legal Services Firm
  • Best QA Provider
  • Best Educational Institution
  • Best Education Initiative
  • Best Start-up
  • Best Game Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology (features separate awards for small and larger businesses)
  • Best New IP
  • Best Visual Design
  • Best Game Design
  • Best Audio Design

Special Awards: (Cannot be entered into) 

  • Special Recognition Award
  • TIGA & Edge Game of the Year Award (chosen by the UK development community in a public vote)

To enter or find more information, go to: http://awards14.tiga.org/ and stay up to date by following TIGA on twitter at @TIGAMovement, whilst keeping an eye out for the #TIGAAwards hashtag.

If you have any further questions at all please email the TIGA awards team at: [email protected] or contact Drew Field, +44-(0)7720643344


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settl...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, presented the findings of a series of six detailed case studies of how large corporations are implementing IoT. The session explored how IoT has improved their economic performance, had major impacts on business models and resulted in impressive ROIs. The companies covered span manufacturing and services firms. He also explored servicification, how manufacturing firms shift from se...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...