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Developer Awards 2017 Finalists

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After receiving over double the nominations of last year, the Develop Awards finalists have been announced with winners to be announced at the event on July 12th at the Hilton Metropole Brighton.

The Develop Awards 2017 runs alongside Develop:Brighton as the only peer-voted awards for UK and European games developers with a focus purely on creativity, teamwork, and inspiring innovation.

CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

New Games IP


  • Horizon Zero Dawn - Guerrilla Games
  • Overcooked - Ghost Town Games
  • Dawn of Titans - NaturalMotion
  • Yooka-Laylee - Playtonic Games
  • Virginia - Variable State
  • Snake Pass - Sumo Digital
  • Planet Coaster - Frontier
  • Inside - Playdead
  • Little Nightmares - Bandai Namco
  • Human Fall Flat - Curve Digital

    Animation (New for 2017)


    • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
    • Blackwood Crossing – PaperSeven
    • Yooka-Laylee - Playtonic
    • Virginia - Variable State
    • Total War: Warhammer - Creative Assembly
    • The Sexy Brutale - Cavalier Games
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine - CD Projekt Red
    • Planet Coaster - Frontier

      Visual Design (New for 2017)


      • Horizon Zero Dawn - Guerrilla Games
      • Forza Horizon 3 - Playground Games
      • Halo Wars 2- Creative Assembly
      • Yooka-Laylee - Playtonic Games
      • Batman: Arkham VR - Rocksteady Studios
      • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine - CD Projekt Red
      • Virginia - Variable State
      • Dawn of Titans - NaturalMotion

        Music Design (New for 2017)


        • Horizon Zero Dawn - Guerrilla Games
        • Forza Horizon 3 - Playground Games
        • The Sexy Brutale - Cavalier Games
        • Virginia - Variable State
        • Planet Coaster - Frontier
        • Sniper Elite 4 - Rebellion
        • Hue - Fiddlesticks Games
        • PlayStation VR Worlds - Sony Interactive Entertainment
        • Total War: Warhammer - Creative Assembly
        • Get Even - Bandai Namco

          Sound Design (New for 2017)


          • PlayStation VR Worlds - Sony Interactive Entertainment
          • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - Supermassive Games
          • Forza Horizon 3 - Playground Games
          • Halo Wars 2 - Creative Assembly
          • Sniper Elite 4- Rebellion
          • Battlefield 1- EA DICE
          • Stories Untold - No Code
          • Planet Coaster - Frontier
          • Batman: Arkham VR - Rocksteady Studios

            Best Writing (New for 2017)


            • Horizon Zero Dawn - Guerrilla Games
            • Torment: Tides of Numenera - inXile Entertainment
            • Sunless Sea - Failbetter Games
            • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine - CD Projekt Red
            • The Sexy Brutale - Cavalier Games
            • Stories Untold - No Code
            • The Bunker - Splendy Games
            • Blackwood Crossing - PaperSeven
            • Batman: Arkham VR - Rocksteady Games
            • Get Even - Bandai Namco

              Best Performance


              • SIGNA (Inside) - Playdead
              • Anna Acton (Hue)- Fiddlesticks Games
              • Doug Cockle (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine) - CD Projekt Red
              • Larry Fessenden (Until Dawn: Rush of Blood) - Supermassive Games
              • Jon McKellan (Stories Untold) - No Code
              • Adam Brown (The Bunker) - Splendy Games
              • Mark Hamill (Batman: Arkham VR) - Rocksteady Studios
              • John DiMaggio (LEGO Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack) - TT Games
              • Brian Blessed (Loco Dojo) - Make Real

                Publishing Hero


                • Team17
                • 505 Games
                • Curve Digital
                • Sega Europe Ltd
                • Channel 4
                • Kiss Ltd
                • Wales Interactive
                • Dovetail Games
                • Devolver Digital
                • ID@Xbox

                  Micro/Start Up Studio


                  • Splendy Games
                  • Ghost Town Games
                  • Variable State
                  • Fiddlesticks Games
                  • No Code
                  • Ant Workshop

                    Independent Studio


                    • Supermassive Games
                    • Playground Games
                    • Playsport Games
                    • CD Projekt Red
                    • Playdead
                    • Sumo Digital
                    • Rebellion
                    • Frontier

                      In-House Studio


                      • NaturalMotion (Dawn of Titans)
                      • Creative Assembly
                      • Rocksteady Games
                      • Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio
                      • TT Games
                      • Guerrilla Games
                      • Team17
                      • Jagex
                      • Dovetail Games

                        New Studio


                        • Cavalier Games
                        • Ghost Town Games
                        • Variable State
                        • Playtonic Games
                        • Playsport Games
                        • Splendy Games
                        • Fiddlesticks Games

                          SPECIALIST CONTRIBUTION


                          Creative Outsourcer - Visual & Development


                          • Multiple projects - Axis Animation
                          • Lost (Amazon Lumbeyard) - Realtime UK
                          • Hybrid Wars (Wargaming WG Labs) - Flipbook
                          • Virginia - Pink Kong Studios
                          • Multiple projects - d3t

                            Design & Creativity Tool


                            • Popcorn FX - Persistant Studios
                            • Dehumaniser - Krotos Ltd
                            • WWise - Audiokinetic
                            • GameMaker Studio - YoYo Games
                            • Maya 2017 - Autodesk

                              Tools Provider - Production


                              • Favro AB
                              • Perforce Software
                              • Persistant Studios
                              • Amazon Game Studios
                              • YoYo Games

                                Engine


                                • Amazon Lumberyard
                                • Guerrilla Games (Decima Engine)
                                • Epic Games (Unreal Engine)
                                • YoYo Games (Gamemaker Studio)
                                • Unity

                                  Services


                                  • Audiomotion Studios
                                  • Flipbook
                                  • Formosa Interactive
                                  • GameDev Network Limited
                                  • MarketThing
                                  • Player Research
                                  • Red Kite Games

                                    QA & Localisation


                                    • Allcorrect
                                    • Jinglebell Localization
                                    • LocalizeDirect Ltd
                                    • Lollipop Robot
                                    • Testronic
                                    • MoGi Group LTD
                                    • Testology
                                    • Universally Speaking

                                      Recruiter


                                      • Aardvark Swift
                                      • Amiqus
                                      • Avatar Games
                                      • CV Bay Ltd
                                      • Datascope Recruitment
                                      • OPM Response
                                      • Skillsearch Games & Interactive

                                        Creative Outsourcer - Audio


                                        • Side UK – Battlefield 1 (EA Dice)
                                        • Submersion Audio – Robo Recall (Epic Games)
                                        • Nimrod – Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
                                        • Sounding Sweet - Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games)
                                        • 93 Steps – Ride 2 (Milestone)
                                        • Soundcuts Ltd – Sunless Sea (Failbetter Games)
                                        • Formosa Interactive – Multiple projects
                                        • Sweet Justice Sound – Multiple projects

                                          Technology Provider


                                          • CD Projekt Red
                                          • Dimensional Imaging (DI4D™)
                                          • Epic Games
                                          • Multiplay
                                          • OptiTrack
                                          • Speech Graphics
                                          • Spirit AI
                                          • Tazman-Audio Ltd

                                            Studio of the Year


                                            • Supermassive Games
                                            • Guerrilla Games
                                            • Playground Games
                                            • Sumo Digital
                                            • Creative Assembly
                                            • CD Projekt Red
                                            • Team 17
                                            • Rebellion

                                              Development Legend

                                              John and Brenda Romero


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