The TIGA Awards 2018 Winners Announced; Avakin Life Wins GOTY

The winners for the annual TIGA Games Industry Awards have been announced. From Sony Interactive Entertainment for God of War to Ninja Theory for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, a number of deserving studios have been awarded for their commendable works.

TIGA is the trade association that represents the video games industry and the network for gamers developers and digital publishers. This year’s awards ceremony was their biggest, which held at Guildhall, London yesterday.

Of all the notable awards, Lockwood Publishing was honoured with the Game of The Year award, sponsored by Google, for their mobile game Avakin Life – 3D Virtual World.

Google Director of Product Management Matt Henderson said, “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.”

Here are the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2018 winners –

Best Action and Adventure Game 2018
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, God of War

Creativity Award 2018
Ninja Theory: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Role Playing Game 2018
Jagex, RuneScape

Best Visual Design 2018
Rare, Sea of Thieves

Best Social Game 2018
Supermassive Games, Hidden Agenda

Best Arcade Game 2018
Rebellion, Battlezone Gold Edition

Best Recruitment Agency 2018

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 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

Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier 2018

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 Strategy Game 2018
Creative Assembly, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

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

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

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