Develop Announces UK and European Winners of 2016 Develop Awards

European-based magazine and website, Develop, recently announced the winners for their 2016 Develop Awards in 21 different categories during an event held alongside the Develop:Brighton conference.

These peer-selected wins for UK and European games developers highlight some of the industry’s best, based on creativity, teamwork, and innovation.  Categories also include several awards for additional types of technology and service companies within the games industry.

Polish development team, CD Projekt Red, took home the most with 4 awards, while Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story, added another 3 awards to his growing collection.

Famed Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, received this year’s Development Legend prize.

Winners and finalists are listed below:

New Games IP – PC/console

Her Story – Sam Barlow – WINNER

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room
Quantum Break – Remedy Entertainment
Soma – Frictional Games
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Massive Entertainment
Until Dawn – Supermassive Games
Unravel – Coldwood Interactive

New Games IP – Mobile

Rival Kingdoms – Space Ape Games – WINNER

Battlehand – Another Place
DogBiscuit – Blackstaff Games
Omega Agent – Fireproof Games
Raceline CC – Rebellion
Safari Tales – Kuato Studios
Sandstorm: Pirate Wars – Ubisoft
Wonky Ship – Kiz Studios

Use of a Licence or IP

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt Red – WINNER

Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady
Lego Dimensions – TT Games
Mad Max – Avalanche Studios
Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic – Ninja Theory
The Escapists: The Walking Dead – Mouldy Toof
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade – Pixel Toys

Visual Arts

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt RED – WINNER

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room
Dungeon of the Endless – Amplitude Studios
Quantum Break – Remedy Entertainment
Project CARS – Slightly Mad Studios
The Climb – Crytek
Unravel – Coldwood Interactive
Until Dawn – Supermassive Games

Audio Accomplishment

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room – WINNER

Quantum Break – Remedy Entertainment
Soma – Frictional Games
Star Wars Battlefront – EA DICE
Sublevel Zero – Sigtrap Games
The Witcher 3 – CD Projekt RED
Unravel – Coldwood Interactive
Until Dawn – Supermassive Games

Use of Narrative

Her Story – Sam Barlow – WINNER

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – The Chinese Room
Quantum Break – Remedy Entertainment
Reigns – Nerial
RuneScape – Jagex
Soma  – Frictional Games
The Witcher 3 –  CD Projekt RED
Until Dawn – Supermassive Games

Design & Creativity Tool

Wwise – Audiokinetic – WINNER

Dehumaniser – Krotos
Enlighten – Geomerics
Fabric – Tazman Audio
Granite – Graphine Software
SpeedTree For Games – SpeedTree
Substance Painter 2 – Allegorithmic
Yebis 3 – Silicon Studio

Production Tool

Perforce – Perforce Software – WINNER

Favro – Hansoft
GameBench – GameBench
Gamelift – Amazon
GameSparks – GameSparks
Marmalade Platform – Marmalade Technologies
Simplygon – Donya Labs
Umbra 3 – Umbra Software

Engine

Unreal Engine 4 – Epic Games – WINNER

CryEngine – Crytek
GameMaker: Studio – YoYo Games
GameGuru – The Game Creators
Lumberyard – Amazon
PlayCanvas – PlayCanvas
Stingray – Autodesk
Unity 5 – Unity Technologies

Creative Outsourcer – Audio

Side – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – WINNER

93 Steps – Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
High Score Productions – War Thunder trailer
Nimrod Productions – Horizon: Zero Dawn trailer
Soundcuts – Quantum Break
The Audio Guys – Forza Motorsport 6

Creative Outsourcer – Visual & Development

D3T – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) – WINNER

Audiomotion – Quantum Break
Dimensional Imaging – Quantum Break
Axis – Halo 5 Opening
Realtime UK – Rare Replay intro
Cubic Motion – Hellblade GDC demo

Services

Player Research – WINNER

DeltaDNA
Fireteam
Flipbook
Keywords Studios
Sperasoft

QA & Localisation

Testology – WINNER

Localize Direct
Lollipop Robot
MoGI Group
Testronic
Univerally Speaking
VMC

Recruiter

Amiqus – WINNER

Aardvark Swift
Avatar Games Recruitment
CV Bay
Datascope
OPM
Skillsearch

Publishing Hero

Devolver Digital – WINNER

All 4 Games
BadLand Games UK
Curve Studios
ID@Xbox
KISS
SCEE Strategic Content
Team17

Micro Studio

Sam Barlow – WINNER

Acid Nerve
Dreamloop Games
Frictional Games
Guerilla Tea
Mouldy Toof
Squarehead Studios
Wales Interactive

Independent Studio

CD Projekt Red – WINNER

Codemasters
Remedy Entertainment
Rovio
Space Ape Games
Supercell
Supermassive Games
The Chinese Room

In-House Studio

Rocksteady – WINNER

Creative Assembly
EA DICE
FreeStyle Games
IO Interactive
Massive Entertainment
TT Games

New Studio

Triangular Pixels – WINNER

A Fox What I Drew
No Code Studio
Sigtrap Games
Torque Studios
Unicube
West Coast Studios

Studio of the Year

CD Projekt Red

Development Legend

Hideo Kojima

– For the official list of winners: http://www.develop-online.net/news/cd-projekt-red-and-sam-barlow-storm-2016-develop-awards/0222255

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