THE FINALISTS

DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS

Development Tool of the Year

Audiokinetic
Elias Studio 3
GameMaker Studio
SyncSketch
Unity
Unreal Engine

External Development Partner of the Year

Epic Games
Keywords Studios
PTW
Talenthouse Media Foundry
Testronic
Virtuos

Recruitment Agency of the Year

Aardvark Swift
Amiqus
Haptic
InGame Recruitment
OPMjobs
Trust In Soda

outstanding STUDIOS

Major Studio of the Year

Creative Assembly
Frontier
Playground Games
Rebellion
Sumo Digital
Supermassive Games

Indie Studio of the Year

Acid Nerve
Bossa Games
Hello Games
Shedworks
Skyhook Games
ustwo games

 reaching Audiences

PR Agency of the Year

Bastion
Dead Good PR
Honest PR
Indigo Pearl
Renaissance

Creative Agency of the Year

Diva
Fluid
Fourth Floor
ICHI Worldwide
TAKEOFF
YRS TRULY

Campaign of the Year

Diva, in collaboration with TfL, MediaCom and Red Consultancy
Kiyan Prince, EA SPORTS FIFA 21 (EA)
Lycanspiracy, Magic: The Gathering (YRS TRULY and Wizards of the Coast)
The Ascent, Curve Games (Renaissance)
Yogscast Jingle Jam (Honest PR)

Media Brand of the Year

Eurogamer
GAMINGbible
IGN
PCGamesN
RKG
Video Games Chronicle (VGC)

Innovation In Games

Visual Innovation of the Year

ustwo games – Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Playground Games / Xbox Games Studio – Forza Horizon 5
nDreams – Fracked
Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment, Climax Studios – Returnal
Polygon Treehouse / United Label Games – Röki
Shedworks / Raw Fury – Sable

Audio Innovation of the Year

Codemasters / EA – DIRT 5
Playground Games / Xbox Games Studio – Forza Horizon 5
Climax Studios, Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sable (Shedworks / Raw Fury) – Returnal
Sumo Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment – Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Gameplay Innovation of the Year

Mediatonic – Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Ground Shatter / Mode 7 – Fights in Tight Spaces
Bossa Games / Curve Games – I Am Fish
FuturLab / Square Enix Collective – PowerWash Simulator
Rebellion / Just Add Water – Sniper Elite VR
Odd Bug Studio / United Label – Tails of Iron

Narrative Innovation of the Year

Acid Nerve / Devolver Digital – Death’s Door
Codemasters / EA – F1 2021
Games / Fourth State/ Modus Games – Lost Words: Beyond the Page
Inkle – Overboard!
Supermassive Games / Bandai Namco – The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Publishing And Platforms

Major Publisher of the Year

Bethesda Softworks
EA
Nintendo
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Square Enix
Xbox Game Studios

Indie Publisher of the Year

Chucklefish
Curve Games
Fireshine Games
No More Robots
Slitherine
Wired Productions

Platform of the Year

Antstream Arcade
Humble Bundle / Humble Store
Nintendo / Nintendo eShop
PlayStation / PS Store
Steam
Xbox / Microsoft Store

RETAIL AND DISTRIBUTION

Retailer of the Year

Amazon
Fanatical
GAME
Green Man Gaming
ShopTo

Distributor of the Year

CentreSoft
Click Entertainment
Contact Sales
Genba Digital
Koch Media
Plug In Digital

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