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Finalists for the Develop Industry Excellence Awards revealed

Alien: Isolation has garnered most nominations at event

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On July 15, a month after this year's E3, the Develop Industry Excellence Awards will be given out. There are 137 companies, 71 game studios, and 47 games in the running for awards. Because of so many nominations this year, the Develop Awards split the nominations into three categories: Creativity, Tech & Services, and Studio. This split has created 20 new awards for event.

Creative Assembly has had good luck with nominations. At the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards they were nominated for six awards - more than any other developer nominated. Unfortunately, they only took one award home.

It turns out that Creative Assembly is also taking the lead at Develop Industry Excellence Awards. They are up for the most awards: three nominations for Alien: Isolation and one nomination for the In-House Studio category.

Following closely behind Creative Assembly is Ubisoft's Reflections studio. They have three nominations: two for Grow Home and one nomination in the In-House category. Evolution Studios also has three nominations, two of which are for Driveclub (whose PS Plus Edition has yet to release on the PS4).

Without further ado, here are the finalists. What games would you vote for?

Develop Awards 2015: The Finalists

CREATIVITY

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

TECH ‚Äč&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

Engine

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Creative Outsourcer – Audio

  • 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

Recruiter

  • Aardvark Swift
  • Amiqus
  • Avatar Games
  • Creative Personnel
  • Datascope
  • Guru Careers
  • OPM
  • SpecialMove

STUDIOS

Publishing Hero

  • 505 Games
  • Chillingo
  • Curve Digital
  • Deep Silver
  • Greenshoots
  • Team17
  • SCEE Strategic Content
  • Square Enix 

Micro Studio – Presented by Unity

  • Christian West 
  • Guerilla 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
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