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Thursday, 5 June 2008

Develop Industry Excellence awards nominees

The Develop Industry Excellence award nominees have been announced, with strong showings from both Ninja Theory and Rockstar.

Here are the finalists in full:

CATEGORY: CREATIVITY

Best New IP

Lost Winds (Frontier Developments)
Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
Crysis (Crytek)
World in Conflict (Massive)
Viking: Battle for Asgard (Creative Assembly)
Overlord (Triumph)

Best Use of a Licence

Ferrari Challenge (Eutechnyx)
The Darkness (Starbreeze)
Sega Superstar Tennis (Sumo Digital)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage)
Lego Indiana Jones (Travellers’ Tales)
Metal Gear Solid Mobile (Ideaworks3D)

Visual Arts

Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Crytek (Crysis)
London Studio (SingStar PS3 UI)
Frontier Developments (Lost Winds)
Criterion Games (Burnout Paradise)
Ninja Theory/SCEE Cambridge (Heavenly Sword)

Audio Accomplishment

London Studio (SingStar PS3)
Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Ninja Theory/SCEE Cambridge (Heavenly Sword)
Sumo Digital (Sega Superstars Tennis)
Codemasters Studios (Race Driver GRID)
Criterion Games (Burnout Paradise)

Publishing Hero

Codemasters
Nintendo
Sega
LucasArts
Gamecock
1C & 505 Games

CATEGORY: TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES

Tools Provider

Hansoft
Epic Games
Sony & SN Systems
Havok
NaturalMotion
IDV

Technical Innovation

Rockstar North/NaturalMotion/Image Metrics (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Ninja Theory/SCEE Cambridge (Heavenly Sword)
Ideaworks3D (Airplay)
SCEE R&D Team (PhyreEngine)
Geomerics (Enlighten)

Creative Outsourcing

Axis Animation
Side UK
Richard Jacques Studios
Outsource Media UK
The Audio Guys
Nimrod Productions

Services

Testronic Labs
Partnertrans UK
Babel Media
Audiomotion
U-Trax

Recruitment Company

Specialmove
Day One Search
Aardvark Swift
Amiqus
OPM

Games:Edu New Talent Award

Abertay University & Dare to be Digital
Rare
Microsoft
Blitz
University of Derby
Hull University

CATEGORY: STUDIOS

Best New UK/European Studio

Finblade
Konami Paris
Oxygen Studios
Rockstar London
Doublesix

Best Mobile Studio

Progressive Media
Ideaworks3D
Digital Chocolate Finland/Sumea
Distinctive Developments

Business Development

Zoë Mode
Rebellion
Realtime Worlds
Team 17
NaturalMotion

Best Independent Developer

Rebellion
Jagex
CCP
Frontier
Splash Damage
Ninja Theory

Best In-house Developer

Rockstar North
Codemasters Studios
Criterion Games
Sports Interactive
London Studio
Bizarre Creations

There will also be two special recognition awards announced on the night; the Development Legend award and the Grand Prix award.

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