THE SHORTLIST

DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS

Development Tool of the Year

GameMaker Studio
Quixel
Shotgun
Unity
Unreal Engine
Wwise

External Development Partner of the Year

Cubic Motion
Elite3D
Keywords Studios
Sumo Digital
Virtuos
Warp Digital

Recruitment Agency of the Year

Aardvark Swift
Amiqus
OPM

outstanding STUDIOS

Major Studio of the Year

Codemasters
Creative Assembly
Frontier Developments
Media Molecule
SIE London Studio
Sumo Digital

Indie Studio of the Year

Bithell Games
Chucklefish
Foam Sword
Hello Games
Ustwo Games
ZA/UM

 reaching Audiences

PR Agency of the Year

Bastion
Indigo Pearl
Lick PR
Little Big PR
Renaissance
Swipe Right PR

Creative Agency of the Year

Adam&eveDDB
Fourth Floor
Gamer Creative
ICHI Worldwide
Studio Diva
Studio Qi-ni

Campaign of the Year

Borderlands 3 – 2K
It’s Time to Play – PlayStation UK
Mortal Kombat 11 – Warner Bros
Pokémon Sword and Shield – Nintendo & The Pokémon Company
Resident Evil 2 – Capcom
Xbox Game Pass – Xbox

Media Brand of the Year

Eurogamer
IGN
PC Gamer
PCGamesN
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Innovation In Games

Visual Innovation of the Year

Bithell Games for John Wick Hex
Codemasters for Dirt Rally 2.0
Media Molecule for Dreams
SIE London Studio for Blood & Truth
Supermassive for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
ZA/UM for Disco Elysium

Audio Innovation of the Year

Billy Goat Entertainment for Supermarket Shriek
Creative Assembly for Total War: Three Kingdoms
Foam Sword for Knights and Bikes
Media Molecule for Dreams
Sam Barlow and Furious Bee for Telling Lies
SIE London Studio for Blood & Truth

Gameplay Innovation of the Year

Bithell Games for John Wick Hex
Denki for Autonauts
Inkle for Heaven’s Vault
Media Molecule for Dreams
Sam Barlow and Furious Bee for Telling Lies
ZA/UM for Disco Elysium

Narrative Innovation of the Year

A Brave Plan for The Bradwell Conspiracy
Inkle for Heaven’s Vault
No Code for Observation
Sam Barlow and Furious Bee for Telling Lies
Supermassive for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
ZA/UM for Disco Elysium

Publishing And Platforms

Major Publisher of the Year

Capcom
Nintendo
Sega
Sony
Square Enix
Take-Two (Rockstar Games and 2K)

Indie Publisher of the Year

Chucklefish
Curve Digital
Team17
Wired Productions

Platform of the Year

Epic Games Store
Google Stadia
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo Switch
Sony PlayStation
Steam

RETAIL AND DISTRIBUTION

Retailer of the Year

Amazon
Fanatical
GAME
Green Man Gaming
Sainsburys Argos
Smyths Toys

Distributor of the Year

Advantage
CentreSoft
Click Entertainment
Exertis
Genba Digital
Koch Media

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JURY AWARDS
These particular awards will not be subject to the online vote and will instead by determined by an independent jury.

MCV/DEVELOP Outstanding Contribution Award

Games for a Better World Award

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