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The great and the good of the games industry were celebrated at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2022 last night at the historic Church House Westminster in London.

It was the first in-person awards for TIGA since the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 300 games industry VIPs attending to cheer the games, the studios, the universities and the vital service support companies that have excelled over the past year.

Supermassive Games picked up the prestigious Game of the Year award for The Quarry, with the game also winning Best Audio Design. The studio also snapped up a third award – Creativity in Games – for The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes.

ustwo Games stepped on stage twice, winning Best Small Studio, as well as Best Casual Game for Alba: A Wildlife Adventure.

Rebellion was named Best Large Studio, while Kwalee claimed the award for Best Publisher, and Sumo Group was awarded Outstanding Employer of the Year.

A new category – Commitment to CSR – was introduced for 2022, with PlayStation London Studio the first winner of this important award.

Two individuals were presented with awards during the evening. Karen McLoughlin, Group Director of HR at Sumo Group was presented with the Outstanding Leadership Award. Meanwhile, Dovetail Games’ CEO Jon Rissik was named Outstanding Individual of the Year.

The full list of TIGA Games Industry Awards 2022 winners are:

 

BEST ACTION & ADVENTURE GAME 2022

Sony Interactive Entertainment/Guerrilla Games

Horizon Forbidden West

 

BEST ARCADE GAME 2022

Space Ape Games

Beatstar – Touch Your Music

 

BEST CASUAL GAME 2022

ustwo Games

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

 

BEST AUDIO DESIGN 2022

Supermassive Games

The Quarry

 

CREATIVITY IN GAMES 2022

Supermassive Games

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

 

DIVERSITY 2022

Women in Games

 

BEST EDUCATIONAL, SERIOUS OR SIMULATION GAME 2022

BBC/Playerthree

Horrible Histories: Raid and Trade

 

HERITAGE IN GAMES 2022

Antstream

Antstream Arcade

 

BEST PUZZLE GAME 2022

Cosmonaut Studios

Eternal Threads

 

BEST SOCIAL GAME 2022

Fireshine Games

Core Keeper

 

BEST STRATEGY GAME 2022

Creative Assembly

Total War: WARHAMMER III

 

BEST VISUAL DESIGN 2022

Roll7

OlliOlli World

 

BEST VR/AR GAME 2022

nDreams

Fracked

 

BEST ART, ANIMATION OR TRAILER SUPPLIER 2022

Liquid Crimson

 

BEST AUDIO SERVICES 2022

Soundcuts

 

BEST EDUCATION INITIATIVE 2022

Staffordshire University

 

BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION 2022

Birmingham City University

 

BEST QA PROVIDER 2022

Universally Speaking

 

BEST TAX & ACCOUNTANCY COMPANY 2022

RSM UK

 

BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY 2022

Amiqus

 

BEST TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION 2022

Speech Graphics

 

BEST LEGAL SERVICES 2022

Eaton Smith LLP

 

BEST SERVICES PROVIDER 2022

PTW Family of Brands

 

BEST SMALL STUDIO 2022

ustwo Games

 

BEST LARGE STUDIO 2022

Rebellion

 

COMMITMENT TO CSR 2022

PlayStation London Studio

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR 2022

Sumo Group

 

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP 2022

Karen McLoughlin, Group Director of HR, Sumo Group

 

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR 2022

Kwalee

 

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR 2022

Jon Rissik, CEO, Dovetail Games

 

GAME OF THE YEAR 2022

Supermassive Games

The Quarry

 

Dr Richard Wilson OBE, CEO of TIGA, said: “A huge and hearty congratulations to all the winners of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2022. They are all worthy winners and it was wonderful to once again celebrate, in-person, the fantastic achievements of the games industry. I would like to thank everyone who entered the Awards. Thank you also to our finalists, judges and to all who joined us on the night. Finally, thank you to the TIGA team and to all our generous sponsors for enabling TIGA to promote and recognise excellence through our Awards.”

SpecialEffect was the Charity Partner for the TIGA Awards. This inspirational organisation transforms the lives of physically disabled people right across the world through the innovative use of technology.

The TIGA Awards were made possible thanks to supporters of the not-for-profit organisation. Sponsors included (Gold Sponsors) Amiqus, Sumo Group, Supermassive Games and Ubisoft; (Silver Sponsors) Abertay University, Airship, Dovetail Games, Games Jobs Direct, Hangar 13, Liquid Crimson, Pearson, Space Ape Games, Staffordshire University, Universally Speaking and the University of Portsmouth; (Bronze Sponsors) Antstream, Avatar Games, Birmingham City University, Bournemouth University, CCP Games, Creative Wales, Eaton Smith LLP, Hot House Music, Invest Newcastle, MMP Tax, Outplay, Payload Studios, PTW, RSM, S-Tech Insurance Services, Stevens & Bolton, Tazman Audio, Testronic and Worldmakers; plus (Drinks Sponsor) Kwalee.

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