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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

7th June 2017

Press Release 

TIGA, the network for video games developers and digital publishers, has today announced that its sixth annual Games Industry Awards are open for entry and that the Ceremony will take place at the spectacular V&M Museum in South Kensington, London.

The TIGA Games Industry Awards will be held on Thursday November 2nd 2017. The deadline for entries is 23:59 p.m. on August 11th 2017.

The TIGA Games Industry Awards uniquely recognises excellence in games development, business and education. The Awards also celebrate the achievements of both small and large games development studios. The TIGA Games Industry Awards combine the expertise of a judging panel of industry professionals with a public vote for the ‘Game of the Year’.

The award ceremony – TIGA’s bigget to date - will take place at the spectacular Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, the world’s leading museum of art and design and will be attended by 350 guests.

There are 29 categories which are divided in two groups: the ‘Games Awards’ which are open to the entire industry, and the ‘Business Of Games Awards’ which are reserved for TIGA members. There are two special Awards (reserved for TIGA members): ‘Game Of The Year’, which is chosen by the development community through a public vote; and ‘Outstanding Individual  Of The Year’, which is chosen by TIGA.

The 2017 Awards are supported by some of the leading lights of the video games industry:


  • Platinum Sponsor: Amazon Appstore
  • Gold Sponsors: Amiqus, Outplay, Radiant Worlds, Space Ape Games and Supermassive Games
  • Silver Sponsors: Aardvark Swift, Grads in Games, Abertay University, Invest North East England, Portsmouth University, Saffery Champness, Stevens & Bolton, Sumo Digital and Universally Speaking
  • Bronze Sponsors: KPMG, Lockwood Publishing, Pearson, Rovio and SCEDE 

TIGA’s charity partner for the 2017 Awards is once again  SpecialEffect , a terrific organisation dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities through video games.  

To enter or find more information, go to and stay up to date by following TIGA on twitter at  @TIGAMovement, whilst keeping an eye out for the #TIGAAwards hashtag.  

To discuss sponsoring the TIGA Awards please contact CEO Dr Richard Wilson [email protected]  

If you have any questions about entering the TIGA Awards or about the Awards Ceremony, then please email the TIGA awards team at: [email protected] .  

    Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said:

“The TIGA Games Industry Awards continues to go from strength to strength. I am delighted to announce our biggest programme ever culminating in a dazzling ceremony at the spectacular V&A Museum in South Kensington, London.

“The TIGA Games Industry Awards recognise excellence in business, education and games development. The Awards also celebrate the achievements of small and large games development studios.

“I would like to thank all of our kind sponsors without whom the TIGA Awards would not be possible. We look forward to seeing entries for the Awards from studios, service providers, FE colleges and universities.”

        Best Action and Adventure Game

        Best Arcade Game                                            

        Best Casual/Social Game               

        Best Educational Game   

        Best Racing Game                             

        Best Strategy Game                         

        Best Role Playing Game   

        Best Puzzle Game                             

        Creativity and Heritage Award  

        Diversity Award                 

        Best Audio Design                             

        Best Visual Design                             

        Best Game By A Small Studio 

        Best Game on the Amazon App Store:

        Best Services Provider

        Best Art/Animation/Trailer Supplier 

        Best Audio Services Supplier 

        Best Education Initiative and Talent Development 

        Best Educational Institution 

        Best Independent Studio: large and small

        Outstanding Leadership Award

        Best Legal Services Supplier

        Best Publisher 

        Best QA Provider 

        Best Recruitment Agency

        Best Tax and Accountancy Firm 

        Best Engines, Middleware, Tools and Technology Award

        Best Technical Innovation 

        Also presented at the awards ceremony:

        Outstanding Individual Award

        Game of the Year

Notes to editors:

About TIGA

TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry. Since 2010, TIGA has won 24 business awards and commendations and has been successfully accredited as an Investors in People organisation three times. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:

  • Political representation
  • Media representation
  • Business services
This enhances the competitiveness of our members by providing benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities. It also means our members’ voices are heard in the corridors of power and positively represented in national, broadcast and UK video games trade media.

Get in touch:

Tel: 0845 468 2330

Email: [email protected]  





For further information, you can also contact:  Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO by email: [email protected]