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The greats and good of the games industry were celebrated at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2022 last night at the historic Church House Westminster in London.
These were the first in-person awards for TIGA since the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 300 gaming industry personalities in attendance to cheer on the games, studios, universities and vital service support companies that have excelled over the past year.
Supermassive Games won the prestigious Game of the Year award for The Quarry, with the game also winning Best Audio Design. The studio also won a third prize – Creativity in Games – for The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes.
ustwo games took to the stage twice, winning Best Small Studio, as well as Best Casual Game for Alba: A Wildlife Adventure.
Rebellion was named Best Large Studio, while kwalee won the award for best editor, and Sumo Group received the Outstanding Employer of the Year award.
A new category – CSR Commitment – has been introduced for 2022, with PlayStation Studio London the first recipient of this important award.
Two people were rewarded during the evening. Karen McLoughlin, Group HR Director at Sumo Group received the Outstanding Leadership Award. Meanwhile, Jon Rissik, CEO of Dovetail Games was named Outstanding Individual of the Year.
The full list of winners of the 2022 TIGA Games Industry Awards is as follows:
BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME 2022
Sony Interactive Entertainment/Guerrilla Games
Forbidden Horizon West
BEST ARCADE GAME 2022
Space Monkey Games
Beatstar – Touch Your Music
BEST CASUAL GAME 2022
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
BEST AUDIO DESIGN 2022
CREATIVITY IN GAMES 2022
Dark Pictures Anthology: The House of Ashes
women in games
BEST EDUCATIONAL, SERIOUS OR SIMULATION GAME 2022
BBC / Playerthree
Horrible Histories: Raid and Trade
LEGACY IN THE 2022 GAMES
BEST PUZZLE GAME 2022
BEST SOCIAL GAME 2022
BEST STRATEGY GAME 2022
Total War: WARHAMMER III
BEST VISUAL DESIGN 2022
BEST VR/AR GAME 2022
BEST ART, ANIMATION OR TRAILER PROVIDER 2022
BEST AUDIO SERVICES 2022
BEST EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE 2022
BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION 2022
Birmingham City University
BEST QA PROVIDER 2022
BEST TAX AND ACCOUNTING COMPANY 2022
BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY 2022
BEST TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION 2022
BEST LEGAL SERVICES 2022
Eaton Smith LLP
BEST SERVICE PROVIDER 2022
PTW brand family
BEST SMALL STUDIO 2022
BEST LARGE STUDIO 2022
2022 CSR COMMITMENT
PlayStation Studio London
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR 2022
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP 2022
Karen McLoughlin, Group HR Director, Sumo Group
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR 2022
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR 2022
Jon Rissik, CEO, Dovetail Games
GAME OF THE YEAR 2022
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, CEO of TIGAsaid: “A huge and warm congratulations to all the winners of the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2022. They are all worthy winners and it was wonderful to once again celebrate, in person, the fantastic achievements of the games industry. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the awards. Thanks also to our finalists, judges and everyone who joined us that night. Finally, thank you to the TIGA team and all of our generous sponsors for enabling TIGA to promote and recognize excellence through our awards.
SpecialEffect was the charity partner of the TIGA Awards. This inspiring organization is transforming the lives of people with physical disabilities around the world through the innovative use of technology.
The TIGA Awards were made possible through the support of the non-profit organization. Sponsors included (gold sponsors) Amiqus, Sumo Group, Supermassive Games and Ubisoft; (Silver Sponsors) Abertay University, Airship, Dovetail Games, Games Jobs Direct, Hangar 13, Liquid Crimson, Pearson, Space Ape Games, Staffordshire University, Universally Speaking and the University of Portsmouth; (Bronze Sponsors) Antstream, Avatar Games, Birmingham City University, Bournemouth University, CCP Games, Creative Wales, Eaton Smith LLP, Hot House Music, Invest Newcastle, MMP Tax, Outplay, Payload Studios, PTW, RSM, S-Tech Insurance Services , Stevens & Bolton, Tazman Audio, Testronic and Worldmakers; plus (Sponsor Drinks) Kwalee.