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VR Wins Big at the 2016 TIGA Games Industry Awards

TIGA, the independent trade association representing the UK videogames industry, today announced the winners of the 2016 TIGA Games Industry Awards. The virtual reality (VR) development scene was well represented, with DiRT Rally, The Assembly and more taking home trophies.

The Assembly screenshot

A total of 37 awards were handed out last night, with VR developers or titles taking home 4 of the awards. nDreams, UK-based VR specialist developer, won the award for ‘Most Original Game’ thanks to their adventure experience, The Assembly, while Codemasters’ DiRT Rally, available to play with VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) on PC, won ‘Best Racing Game’.

Also worthy of note to the VR industry were awards given to Supermassive Games, developers of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and Tumble VR, for ‘Outstanding Creativity’, and ‘Best QA Provider’ for Testology, who have been vocal about the need for a different approach to QA testing for VR experiences.

Finally, Epic Games, Ninja Theory, Cubic Motion and 3Lateral continue to take home trophies for their combined efforts in real-time rendering of motion-captured actors. Deemed ‘Best Technical Innovation’, the performance capture technology first demonstrated at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), San Francisco, earlier this year has since been spun-off into its own facility, Senua Studio.

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice

The full list of winners at the 2016 TIGA Games Industry Awards follows below, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest from the UK’s VR development scene.
The winners of the 2016 TIGA Games Industry Awards are as follows:
BEST ARCADE GAME
HOUSEMARQUE  (SIEE)
ALIENATION
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
NAUGHTY DOG
UNCHARTERED 4:  A THIEF’S END
BEST DEBUT GAME
GHOST TOWN GAMES
OVERCOOKED
BEST CASUAL/SOCIAL GAME
REBELLION
RACELINE CC
BEST PUZZLE GAME
FIDDLESTICKS GAMES
HUE
BEST RACING GAME
CODEMASTERS
DiRT RALLY
BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME
FUNKY PANDA GAMES
MONSTER MOUNTAIN
BEST STRATEGY GAME
SPACE APE GAMES
TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS
BEST GAME ON AMAZON APPSTORE
CHANNEL 4
EDEN:  THE GAME
BEST AUDIO DESIGN
ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS
BATMAN:ARKHAM KNIGHT
BEST CREATIVE GAMEPLAY
THE CREATIVE ASSEMBLY
TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER
DIVERSITY AWARD
NEXT GEN SKILLS ACADEMY
NEXTGEN ASPIRING WOMEN
BEST EDUCATIONAL GAME
THE TIMES TABLE ADVENTURE
STRAWDOG STUDIOS / PITSTOP PRODUCTIONS
BEST GAME BY A SMALL STUDIO
PIXEL TOYS
WARHAMMER 40,000:FREEBLADE
MOST ORIGINAL GAME
nDREAMS
THE ASSEMBLY
BEST VISUAL DESIGN
MEDIA MOLECULE (SIEE)
TEARAWAY UNFOLDED
BEST ANIMATION SUPPLIER
ATOMHAWK

BEST AUDIO SUPPLIER
PINEWOOD STUDIOS

BEST IN-HOUSE STUDIO
UBISOFT REFLECTIONS

BEST EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE  AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTATION
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY

BEST ENGINES, MIDDLEWARE, TOOLS & TECHONOLGY
GAMEBENCH

BEST INDEPENDENT STUDIO – SMALL
LOCKWOOD

BEST INDEPENDENT STUDIO – LARGE
SUMO DIGITAL

BEST LEGAL SERVICES SUPPLIER
WEIGHTMANS

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP
PLAYGROUND GAMES LEADERSHIP TEAM

GAVIN RAEBURN – CEO
TREVOR WILLIAMS – COO
RALPH FULTON – CREATIVE DIRECTOR

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP – HIGHLY COMMENDED
VICKIE PEGGS

BEST QA PROVIDER
TESTOLOGY

BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY
AARDVARK SWIFT RECRUITMENT

BEST START UP
PROJECT M STUDIO

BEST TAX AND ACCOUNTANCY FIRM
SAFFERY CHAMPNESS

BEST TECHNICAL INNOVATION
EPIC GAMES/NINJA THEORY/CUBIC MOTION/3LATERAL

BEST PUBLISHER
SOLD OUT SALES AND MARKETING

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL AWARD
GISELLE STEWART

OUTSTANDING GROWTH AWARD
OUTPLAY

OUTSTANDING CREATIVITY AWARD
SUPERMASSIVE GAMES

GAME OF THE YEAR 2016
SPACE APE GAMES
TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS