Develop Awards 2015: The finalists revealed

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137 companies and 47 games in the running for this year’s awards, winners to be announced on July 15th in Brighton

Develop Awards 2015: The Finalists:

CREATIVITY

New Games IP – PC/console

  • Block N Load – Jagex Games Studio
  • Cities: Skylines – Colossal Order
  • Dying Light – Techland
  • Grow Home – Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio
  • I Am Bread – Bossa Studios
  • Life is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment
  • The Escapists – Mouldy Toof Studios
  • TerraTech – Payload Studios

New Games IP – Mobile

  • Plunder Pirates – Midoki
  • Boom Beach – Supercell
  • Best Fiends – Seriously
  • Heavenstrike Rivals – Mediatonic/Square Enix
  • Playworld Superheroes – Starship
  • World of Warriors – Candy Labs/Mind Candy
  • Size Does Matter – DOS Studios
  • King of Thieves – ZeptoLab UK

Use of a Licence or IP

  • Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly
  • Angry Birds Transformers – Exient
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Climax Studios
  • Disney Infinity 2.0: Guardians of the Galaxy playset– Studio Gobo
  • Forza Horizon 2 – Playground Games
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – Lucid Games
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – TT Games
  • Talisman: Digital Edition – Nomad Games

Visual Arts

  • Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly
  • Beseige – Spiderling Games
  • Driveclub – Evolution Studios
  • Elite: Dangerous – Frontier Developments
  • Grow Home – Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PC) – Rockstar North
  • Lumino City – State of Play Games
  • Shards of War – Bigpoint

Audio Accomplishment

  • Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly
  • Angry Birds Epic – Chimera Entertainment
  • Elite: Dangerous – Frontier Developments
  • Forza Horizon 2 – Playground Games 
  • The Sailor’s Dream – Simogo
  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey – Red Thread Games
  • Driveclub – Evolution Studios
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft Montpellier

Use of Narrative

  • 80 Days – Inkle Studios
  • Heavenstrike Rivals – Mediatonic/Square Enix
  • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 – Sumo Digital
  • Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark – Italic Pig
  • Soul Axiom – Wales Interactive
  • Sunless Sea – Failbetter Games
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft Montpellier

 

TECH AND SERVICES

Technology Provider

  • ARM
  • Dimensional Imaging
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Intel
  • Multiplay
  • Nvidia
  • Oculus VR
  • SoftLayer Technologies

Design & Creativity Tool

  • Enlighten 3 with Forge – Geomerics
  • Granite – Graphine Software
  • Havok Cloth – Havok
  • SpeedTree for Games – SpeedTree
  • Substance Designer 5 – Allegorithmic
  • Umbra 3 –Umbra Software
  • Wwise – Audiokinetic
  • Yebis 3 – Silicon Studio

Production Tool

  • Deadline – Thinkbox Software
  • Fabric – Tazman Audio
  • GameBench – GameBench
  • GameSparks – GameSparks
  • Marmalade – Marmalade Technologies
  • Perforce – Perforce Software
  • Simplygon – Donya Labs
  • Shotgun 6 – Shotgun Software/Autodesk

Engine

  • ChilliSource – ChilliWorks
  • Construct 2 – Scirra
  • CryEngine – Crytek
  • GameGuru – The Game Creators
  • GameMaker – YoYo Games
  • PlayCanvas – PlayCanvas
  • Unity 5 – Unity Technologies
  • Unreal Engine 4 – Epic Games

Services

  • Audiomotion
  • Carbon Digital
  • Cubic Motion
  • DeltaDNA
  • Pinewood Studios Group
  • Player Research
  • Soundcuts
  • Sperasoft

QA & Localisation

  • LocalizeDirect
  • Keywords Studios
  • OneSky
  • Pole To Win
  • Testology
  • Testronic
  • Universally Speaking
  • VMC

Creative Outsourcer – Visual & Development

  • Axis – Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thrones trailer
  • BlitWorks – Don’t Stave (PS Vita)
  • D3T – Super Stardust Ultra (PS4)
  • Just Add Water – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • Realtime UK – Smite trailer
  • Speech Graphics – Shadow of Mordor

Creative Outsourcer – Audio

  • 93 Steps – Wargaming trailers
  • Christopher Randle – LA Cops
  • OMUK – Tropico 5
  • SIDE – Alien: Isolation
  • Sounding Sweet – Forza Horizon 2
  • Stafford Bawler – Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores

Recruiter

  • Aardvark Swift
  • Amiqus
  • Avatar Games
  • Creative Personnel
  • Datascope
  • Guru Careers
  • OPM
  • SpecialMove


STUDIOS

Publishing Hero

  • 505 Games
  • Chillingo
  • Curve Digital
  • Deep Silver
  • Greenshoots
  • Team17
  • SCEE Strategic Content
  • Square Enix 

Micro Studio – Presented by Unity

  • Christian West 
  • Guerilla Tea 
  • Lamplight Studios
  • Mode7
  • Modern Dream
  • Mouldy Toof Studios 
  • Roll7
  • Team Lumo

Independent Studio

  • 8-bit Studio
  • Amplitude Studios
  • Eight Pixels Square
  • Goodgame Studios
  • InnoGames
  • Lucid Games
  • Rebellion
  • Space Ape Games

In-House Studio

  • Candy Labs
  • Creative Assembly
  • Evolution Studios
  • Reflections, a Ubisoft studio
  • Rockstar North
  • Sega Hardlight
  • Sports Interactive
  • Ubisoft BlueByte

New Studio

  • Deco Digital
  • Freejam
  • Payload Studios
  • Seriously
  • Starship
  • Team Junkfish

Original article by Develop


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