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Life is Strange and Alien Isolation Win Big at The Developer Awards

The Develop Awards are were hosted tonight and the winners have been announced. Over 137 companies and 47 games were in the running this year with Life is Strange and Alien Isolation taking home a few awards each. The Develop Awards are the only peer-voted awards for U.K. and European developers.

Check out the full list of nominees below with the winners highlighted in bold.


New Games IP – PC/console
Block N Load – Jagex Games Studio; Cities: Skylines – Colossal Order; Dying Light – Techland; Grow Home – Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio; I Am Bread – Bossa Studios; Life is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment; The Escapists – Mouldy Toof Studios; TerraTech – Payload Studios

New Games IP – Mobile
Plunder Pirates – Midoki; Boom Beach – Supercell; Best Fiends – Seriously; Heavenstrike; Rivals – Mediatonic/Square Enix; Playworld Superheroes – Starship; World of Warriors – Candy Labs/Mind Candy; Size Does Matter – DOS Studios; King of Thieves – ZeptoLab UK

Use of a Licence or IP
Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly; Angry Birds Transformers – Exient; Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Climax Studios; Disney Infinity 2.0: Guardians of the Galaxy playset– Studio Gobo; Forza Horizon 2 – Playground Games; Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – Lucid Games; LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – TT Games; Talisman: Digital Edition – Nomad

Games Visual Arts
Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly; Beseige – Spiderling Games; Driveclub – Evolution Studios; Elite: Dangerous – Frontier Developments; Grow Home – Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio; Grand Theft Auto V (PC) – Rockstar North; Lumino City – State of Play Games; Shards of War – Bigpoint

Audio Accomplishment
Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly; Angry Birds Epic – Chimera Entertainment; Elite: Dangerous – Frontier Developments; Forza Horizon 2 – Playground Games; The Sailor’s Dream – Simogo; Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey – Red Thread Games; Driveclub – Evolution Studios; Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft Montpellier

Use of Narrative                
80 Days – Inkle Studios; Heavenstrike Rivals – Mediatonic/Square Enix; Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment; LittleBigPlanet 3 – Sumo Digital; Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark – Italic Pig; Soul Axiom – Wales Interactive; Sunless Sea – Failbetter Games; Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft Montpellier


Publishing Hero
505 Games; Chillingo; Curve Digital; Deep Silver; Greenshoots; Team17; SCEE Strategic Content; Square Enix

Micro Studio
Christian West; Guerrilla Tea; Lamplight Studios; Mode7; Modern Dream; Mouldy Toof Studios; Roll7; Team Lumo

Independent Studio 
8-bit Studio; Amplitude Studios; Eight Pixels Square; Goodgame Studios; InnoGames; Lucid Games; Rebellion; Space Ape Games

In-House Studio 
Candy Labs; Creative Assembly; Evolution Studios; Reflections, a Ubisoft studio; Rockstar North; Sega Hardlight; Sports Interactive; Ubisoft BlueByte

New Studio 
Deco Digital; Freejam; Payload Studios; Seriously; Starship; Team Junkfish

Tech Services

Technology Provider         
ARM; Dimensional Imaging; Imagination Technologies; Intel; Multiplay; Nvidia; Oculus VR; SoftLayer Technologies 

Design & Creativity Tool                  
Enlighten 3 with Forge – Geomerics; Granite – Graphine Software; Havok Cloth – Havok; SpeedTree for Games – SpeedTree; Substance Designer 5 – Allegorithmic; Umbra 3 –Umbra Software; Wwise – Audiokinetic; Yebis 3 – Silicon Studio 

Production Tool                
Deadline – Thinkbox Software; Fabric – Tazman Audio; GameBench – GameBench; GameSparks – GameSparks; Marmalade – Marmalade Technologies; Perforce – Perforce Software; Simplygon – Donya Labs; Shotgun 6 – Shotgun Software/Autodesk 

ChilliSource – ChilliWorks; Construct 2 – Scirra; CryEngine – Crytek; GameGuru – The Game Creators; GameMaker – YoYo Games; PlayCanvas – PlayCanvas; Unity 5 – Unity Technologies; Unreal Engine 4 – Epic Games 

Audiomotion; Carbon Digital; Cubic Motion; DeltaDNA; Pinewood Studios Group; Player Research; Soundcuts; Sperasoft

QA & Localisation                  
LocalizeDirect; Keywords Studios; OneSky; Pole To Win; Testology; Testronic; Universally Speaking; VMC 

Creative Outsourcer – Visual & Development                  
Axis – Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thrones trailer; BlitWorks – Don’t Stave (PS Vita); D3T – Super Stardust Ultra (PS4); Just Add Water – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty; Realtime UK – Smite trailer; Speech Graphics – Shadow of Mordor 

Aardvark Swift; Amiqus; Avatar Games; Creative Personnel; Datascope; Guru Careers; OPM; SpecialMove Creative Outsourcer – 

93 Steps – Wargaming trailers; Christopher Randle – LA Cops; OMUK – Tropico 5; SIDE – Alien: Isolation; Sounding Sweet – Forza Horizon 2; Stafford Bawler – Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores 

Development Legend
Tim and Chris Stamper
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