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Finalists announced for 2013 Develop Awards

Finalists announced for 2013 Develop Awards
Daniel Gumble


Apps / May 1st 2013 at 11:39AM

Find out who’s made the shortlist for the July 10th event.

On July 10th, Mobile Entertainment sister title Develop will toast another diverse array of the finest European game development talent at the 2013 Develop Awards.

Almost 100 different companies have been listed as finalists for the July 10th event.

The shortlists for the 19 main prizes represents 36 different games and their creative talent, 49 different games studios and ten different European countries.

You can see the full list below.

Respected iOS outfit Fireproof Games, developer of The Room, gets the most nominations – five – followed by four each for Dennaton Games (Hotline Miami), SCE’s London Studio (Wonderbook), Arkane Studios (the French team that co-developed Dishonored) and Playground Games (Forza Horizon).
NaturalMotion and its studio Boss Alien studio claim four between them, also after the success of CSR Racing in 2012.

There are also key nominations for free-to-play experts Supercell and its hit mobile game Clash of Clans.
Develop’s improved awards for Creative Contribution also acknowledge the work of external European art and audio teams on vast international projects like Halo 4 and Ni no Kuni.

There are nominations for all kinds of businesses, from solo indie games developers to 100-plus strong teams, middleware providers, service outfits and outsourcing firms.

The Develop Awards take place on July 10th at the Brighton Metropole hotel. To book a place, contact or call 01992 535 646.

For sponsorship and partner opportunities contact or call 01992 535 647.

Current Develop Awards sponsors include Platinum Partners Crytek and Deep Silver, Gold Partners Testronic, Perforce, UKIE and Amiqus, Drinks Reception Partner NaturalMotion and Table Gift Partner OPM Jobs.


New IP

Clash of Clans - Supercell
Clay Jam - Fat Pebble
Dishonored - Arkane Studios
Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games
Surgeon Simulator - Bossa Studios
The Room - Fireproof Games
Thomas Was Alone - Mike Bithell
Warface - Crytek
Use of a Licence or IP

Angry Birds Star Wars - Rovio
DmC: Devil May Cry - Ninja Theory
LEGO City Undercover - Traveller’s Tales
LittleBigPlanet Vita - Tarsier Studios
Magic 2013 - Stainless Games
Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed - Sumo Digital
The Snowman and the Snowdog - Crash Lab
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio

Visual Arts

Awesomenauts - Ronimo Games
CSR Racing - Boss Alien
Crysis 3 - Crytek
Forza Horizon - Playground Games
Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games
LittleBigPlanet Vita - Tarsier Studios
Rayman Jungle Run - Pastagames
The Room - Fireproof Games

Audio Accomplishment

Crysis 3 - Crytek
Fable: The Journey - Lionhead
Forza Horizon - Playground Games
Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games
Kinect Sesame Street - Soho Productions
Sniper Elite 2 - Rebellion
The Room - Fireproof Games
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio

Use of Narrative

Crysis 3 - Crytek
Dishonored - Arkane Studios
The 39 Steps - The Story Mechanics
The Room - Fireproof Games
Thomas Was Alone - Mike Bithell
Xi: Continuum - nDreams
ZombiU - Ubisoft Montpellier
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio

Publishing Hero

Kickstarter UK
NaturalMotion Games
Square Enix London Studios
Strategic Content - SCEE

Online Innovation

Curiosity - 22Cans
Hitman: Absolution - Contracts - IO Interactive
Illyriad - Illyriad
RaceNet - Codemasters
Smart As - Climax Studios
Turbulenz Platform - Turbulenz

Technical Innovation

Dimensional Imaging
GameMaker - YoYo Games
Hitman Absolution Crowd Tech - IO Interactive
Just Dance TV - Ubisoft
Marmalade Juice - Marmalade
Oculus Rift - Oculus VR
Unreal Engine - Epic Games
Wonderbook: Book of Spells - London Studio

Tools Provider

Donya Labs
Epic Games
Unity Technologies


CryEngine 3 - Crytek
GameMaker - YoYo Games
Havok Vision Engine – Havok
HeroEngine 2 - Idea Fabrik
Unity Engine - Unity Technologies
Unreal Engine - Epic Games


Nimrod Productions
Pinewood Studios
Player Research
Quantic Dream
Testronic Labs
VMC Game Labs

Creative Contribution - Audio

David Housden - Thomas Was Alone
High Score Productions - Harry Potter Kinect
Savalas Sound - Halo 4
Side - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The Audio Guys - Sonic & AllStars Racing Transformed
Wave Studios - Kinect Sesame Street

Creative Contribution - Visuals

Axis Animation - Halo 4
Cubic Motion - LEGO City Undercover
Faceware Technologies and CounterPunch Studios - Crysis 3
Rabcat - Forza Horizon
Realtime UK - Wargaming trailers
Tarsier Studios - LittleBigPlanet Karting


Aardvark Swift
Avatar Games
Creative Personnel
Guru Careers
OPM Recruitment

Micro Studio

Big Head Games
Crash Lab
Dennaton Games
Fireproof Games
Hotsauce Interactive
Mike Bithell
Terry Cavanagh

Business Development

Abertay University Prototype Fund
Mind Candy

Independent Studio

Ninja Theory
Playground Games
Sumo Digital
Yippee Entertainment

In-house Studio

Arkane Studios
Boss Alien
Creative Assembly
Criterion Games
IO Interactive
Sports Interactive
Traveller’s Tales
Ubisoft Montpellier

New Studio

Born Ready Games
Boss Alien
Hotsauce Interactive
Playground Games
Soho Productions

Special Award: Development Legend

The winner of this award is chosen by the Develop team and will be announced next month.

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