Lockwood Publishing Scoop Game Of The Year 2019 For Avakin Life

TIGA, the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry, announced the winners of the TIGA Games Industry 2019 following their biggest ever awards ceremony held at The Natural History Museum, London on November 7 2019. The TIGA Awards are designed to recognise the achievements of studios, businesses and universities across the games sector.

Lockwood Publishing Scoop Game Of The Year 2019 For Avakin Life

The evening’s ceremony culminated in a double win for Lockwood Publishing who scooped the prestigious ‘Game of The Year’ title for the second year running as well as Best Technical Innovation 2019. ‘Game Of The Year’ was sponsored by Openreach and presented by Michael Salter- Church, Director of External Affairs & Policy at Openreach. The public vote for the TIGA’s ‘Game of the Year’ Award received close to 147,000 individual votes, demonstrating the strong popularity of the TIGA Games Industry Awards.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe was celebrating having picked up three trophies: Best Visual Design, Heritage Award and Best Art /Animation/ Trailer Supplier. There was also a double win for Supermassive Games who scooped Best Action and Adventure Game and Best Social Game. There were additionally wins for a number of smaller, independent studios, including Martian Rex, Inc who won Best Role-Playing Game for Stone Story RPG.

TIGA’s charity partner for the 2019 awards was once again SpecialEffect; an organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities.

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, TIGA CEO, said:

“I would also like to thank all of our generous sponsors, our judges and everyone who supported the TIGA Games Industry Awards by entering and attending the ceremony. Last night’s programme demonstrated the excellence, proficiency and creativity of our sector. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists in development, publishing, education, services and businesses – your skill, expertise and ingenuity are driving our games industry forward.”

“TIGA looks forward to working with our friends, members and supporters to advance, expand and strengthen our sector in the months and years ahead.”

Michael Salter- Church, Director of External Affairs & Policy at Openreach, said: 

“As the leading builder of next generation full fibre broadband across the UK, we’re delighted to be sponsoring TIGA’s Game of the Year Award. Openreach’s full fibre technology provides the speed, resilience and reliability that’s becoming vital for seamless, uninterrupted gameplay. And as we usher in a new-era of online video gaming – with truly immersive experiences, jaw-dropping graphics and ever more sophisticated and data hungry games – our network will be the future-proof platform not only for gamers, but for the expert developers that make the UK’s gaming industry the very best in the world.”

The winners of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2019 are: 

Best Action and Adventure Game
Supermassive Games / The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan 

Best Arcade Game
Fallen Tree Games / AMERICAN FUGITIVE 

Best Audio Design
Salix Games Ltd / Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey 

Best Casual Game
Supersolid Ltd / Snake Rivals

Creativity Award
No Code / Observation 

Diversity Award
Amiqus / Putting the G into Gaming

Best Educational or Serious Game
Aardman Animations / 11-11: Memories Retold 

Best Game by a Small Studio
Nomad Games / Mystic Vale

Heritage Award
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/PlayStation London Studio / Blood & Truth 

Best Puzzle Game
Kwalee / Shootout 3D 

Best Racing Game
Codemasters / F1 2019

Best Role Playing Game
Martian Rex, Inc / Stone Story RPG 

Best Social Game
Supermassive Games / The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Best Strategy Game
Chucklefish / Wargroove 

Best Visual Design
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe /Bend Studio / Days Gone

Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe/Creative Services Group 

Best Audio Services Supplier
PitStop Productions

Best Education Initiative and Talent Development
London College of Communication, University of the Arts 

Best Educational Institution
University of Hertfordshire

Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology

Best Independent Studio
Sumo Digital 

Best In-House Studio
Future Games of London 

Legal Services Provider
Stevens & Bolton LLP

Outstanding Leadership
Paul Jackson OBE, Dovetail Games 

Best Publisher
Curve Digital

Best QA Provider

Best Recruitment Agency
Aardvark Swift 

Best Services Provider
Universally Speaking 

Best Tax and Accountancy Firm
MHA Henderson Loggie 

Best Technical Innovation
Lockwood Publishing 

Outstanding Individual Award
Stuart Whyte

Game of The Year
Avakin Life

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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