2018 has proved to be a great year for the Testronic Games team. After celebrating a win at the Develop Awards this summer, we’re delighted to be celebrating again after the TIGA Awards!
There, we picked up the Diversity Award for recognition of the 50% Initiative, launched earlier this year by our Head of European Games Business Development Ann Hurley. The 50% Initiative was created to encourage more women to consider a career in the games industry, and to nurture and encourage talent already working in this exciting business.
It is an honour to be recognised by our friends, customers and peers in the industry, and we’re especially proud that our efforts to help address the gender imbalance within the games industry have been appreciated. It’s an issue that is important to us here at Testronic and we’re proud that over 40 per cent of our staff at our games QA and localisation offices are female.
We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, and a big thank you to the team at TIGA for hosting these fantastic awards, and for the great work they do for our development industry.
And a big congratulations to the other winners, including:
Best Action and Adventure Game 2018 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, God of War
Best Arcade Game 2018 – Rebellion, Battlezone Gold Edition
Best Recruitment Agency 2018 – Amiqus
Best Audio Design 2018 – Polyphony Digital Inc, Gran Turismo Sport
Best Casual Game 2018 – Curve Digital Publishing Ltd, Human: Fall Flat
Best Social Game 2018 – Supermassive Games, Hidden Agenda
Best Legal Services Supplier 2018 – Wiggin LLP
Best Educational Game 2018 – Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences, Attentat 1942
Creativity Award 2018 – Ninja Theory: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Best Game By A Small Studio 2018 – Payload Studios, TerraTech
Best Puzzle Game 2018 – Outplay Entertainment, Booty Quest
Best Racing Game 2018 – Codemasters, F1 2017
Best Role Playing Game 2018 – Jagex, RuneScape
Best Strategy Game 2018 – Creative Assembly, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Best Visual Design 2018 – Rare, Sea of Thieves
Heritage Award 2018 – Nomad Games, Fighting Fantasy Legends Portal
Best Start Up 2018 – Virtual Arts, Lightstream Racer
Best Large Independent Studio 2018 – Lockwood Publishing
Best Small Independent Studio 2018 – Red Kite Games
Best Technical Innovation 2018 – Space Ape Games
Outstanding Leadership Award 2018 – Frank Sagnier, Codemasters
Best Publisher Award 2018 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Outstanding Individual Award 2018 – Mark Gerhard
Game Of The Year 2018 – Lockwood Publishing, Avakin Life
For a full list, visit TIGA’s website: http://tiga.org/awards/2018-winners