ARTICLES | January 21st, 2008
TIGA Game Awards finalists unveiled!

TIGA, The Independent Game Developers Association, today announced the list of finalists ahead of the prestigious annual 2007 awards ceremony which takes at the Haymarket Hotel in London on 30th January 2008.

The eventual winning TIGA members will have been selected by their peers and will represent the cream of European Development industry talent. For the first time, the 2007 awards include two additional categories; ‘Best technology’ and ‘Best cross-media application of games’ designed to represent the diversity of the development sector.

The nominations are:

– Best PC/Console Game developed by a TIGA member 2007 – Geometry Wars: Galaxies – Doublesix (Kuju Entertainment), Colin McRae: DiRT – Codemasters Studios, Worms XBLA – Team 17

– Best Handheld/Console Game developed by a TIGA member 2007 – Geometry Wars: Galaxies – Doublesix (Kuju Entertainment), Crush – Zoemode (Kuju Entertainment), Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron – Rebellion

– Best mobile game developed by a TIGA member 2007 – Championship Manager 2008 – Dynamo Games, Sonic Jump – Airplay, Tomb Raider Anniversary – Finblade

– Best Technology 2007 – The EGO Engine – Codemasters, Super Rub a Dub Water Effect – Sumo Digital, Alice Server – Nice Tech

– Best Cross Media Application of Games 2007 – Realtime UK, Audiomotion, Triage Trainer – TruSim Blitz Games

– Best Developer – Greatest contribution to independent games development during 2007 by TIGA member – Blitz Games, Sumo Digital, Denki

– Best Player – Greatest individual contribution to independent games development during 2007 – Ian Baverstock, Fred Hasson, Jason Kingsley

Commenting on the nominations, Fred Hasson, TIGA CEO said, Despite increased competition from studios in tax-break countries we’re very proud of the outstanding work delivered by our members. These awards are won by and voted by our members and this kind of peer-to-peer recognition of excellence is the most sought after

Taking place at the Haymarket Hotel, London on the 30th January 2008, the 2007 TIGA awards were voted on by TIGA members. Voting is now closed, TIGA would like to congratulate all the finalists and wish them well for the night.

A limited number of tickets for the awards are still available priced GBP 75 per person. To book your place, please contact Steff on 0845 0941095 or email: stephanie.rickwood@tiga.org

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