If you weren’t able to join us at the TIGA Games Industry Awards ceremony celebrating the best in UK game development, you definitely missed out. It was a great opportunity for the community to take a break from coding and come together for some good fun and networking.
The award ceremony was attended by an array of innovators in the industry from students, to small studios all the way up to some of the larger main stream studios (BornReady, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Gameloft, Sumo Digital), each competing in their various divisions for “Best Game by category” awards.
A record-breaking number of public votes were cast for the TIGA Game of the Year award honouring Hungry Shark Evolution created by mobile game developer Future Games of London. The peer award came as icing on the cake for Future Games after Ubisoft acquired the company last month stating, “Future Games of London brings a popular and profitable franchise to Ubisoft’s portfolio, and supplements our mobile group with a very talented team that has a deep understanding of mobile and free-to-play mechanics.” Congratulations!
Level 3’s own Simon Clarke gave out the award for the Best Social Game in the Large Studio category to winner Mediatonic for their Amateur Surgeon 3 release. Retooled for mobile devices, with Amateur Surgeon 3 you don’t need to be a medical doctor to play one on your phone. All you need is stapler, a pizza cutter, a chainsaw, some fab healing gel and a really good partner. Excellent game, guys!
Above all the night proved to us that the UK games business has really taken hold and the region is making notable contributions to the industry as a whole. To learn more about how Level 3 serves the Gaming community contact us at www.level3gaming.com.