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The organizers of the Tandem Events event have announced the finalists for the Develop: Star Awards 2022, and the winners will be chosen by voting in the industry, open to previous participants in Develop: Brighton and anyone who has already registered for this year’s event.

Voting begins today and ends on Wednesday, June 1. The winners will be announced at the Develop: Star Awards – a fun-filled evening celebrating all the success the gaming industry has to offer – Wednesday night, July 13, at Develop: Brighton 2022.

Shortlists were set for 19 categories from a group of game developers and industry experts who reviewed a record number of applications.

The critically acclaimed DEATHLOOP, developed by Arkane Lyon and published by Bethesda Softworks, is this year’s hottest contender with six nominations, followed by Guerrilla Games and Horizon Forbidden West by Sony Interactive Entertainment with five nominations.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Forza Horizon 5 are for four awards respectively. The first for best game, best game design, best technical innovation and best visual art; The latter for best audio, best game, best technical innovation and best visual art.

Roll7’s OlliOlli World also has three awards for Best Game, Best Game Design and Best Visual Art, and the publisher has also been nominated for Best Studio.

“Given the caliber of this year’s finalists, it’s no surprise that our list includes the best the gaming community has to offer. We are excited to unveil the winners in July and celebrate the nominated games, teams and personalities, ”said Tandem Events CEO Andy Lane.

“I would also like to call in particular the new categories ‘Marketing Star’ and ‘Best Augmented Reality Game’, which will recognize the incredible marketers and developers in the industry who push the boundaries of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. “

Table reservations and individual prize tickets are available for purchase now at an Early Bird discount, offering a discount of up to £ 400 until 8 June. You can find more details and links to buy tickets here. All tickets include a three-course dinner and invitations to the reception for drinks and after-parties.

The nominees for Develop: Star Awards 2022 are:

The best studio

  • Arkane Studios
  • Creative Assembly
  • Guerrilla games
  • nDreams
  • Playground games
  • Turn 7
  • Digital sumo
  • Supermassive games

Best game

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Life is strange: real colors
  • The world of OlliOlli
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Sifu
  • Unpacking

The best micro studio

  • Acid nerve
  • Animal Rebellion
  • Huey Games
  • ink
  • Canopies
  • Waterzooi Studio

Best mobile game

  • Beatstar – Touch your music
  • LEGO Star Wars Battles
  • Love and pies
  • Over board!
  • Please touch the artwork
  • Rocket League Sideswipe

Publishing star

  • Amazon Games
  • Curved games
  • Kepler Interactive
  • Kwalee
  • Private division
  • Team 17
  • The wizards of the coast

Best augmented reality game

  • Broken
  • Hitman 3 VR
  • I expect you to die 2
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best audio

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Guardians of the Marvel Galaxy
  • Wonderland of little Tina
  • Total War: Warhammer III

Best game design

  • The door of death
  • Battles in tight spaces
  • The world of OlliOlli
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Unpacking

The best story

  • Conway: Disappearance in Dahlia View
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Life is strange: real colors
  • Anthology of Dark Photos: The House of Ashes
  • Unpacking

Best visual art

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Lost coffin
  • The world of OlliOlli
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Sable

Best original IP

  • The door of death
  • Battles in tight spaces
  • Hell Let Loose
  • I am a fish
  • Sable

The best creative provider

  • Atomhawk
  • d3t
  • PitStop Productions Ltd.
  • Richard Jacques Studios Ltd.
  • Talenthouse Media Foundry

Best QA and localization provider

  • Keywords Study
  • Survey of players
  • PTW
  • Testronik
  • Universally speaking

The best technical innovation

  • Anstream Arcade
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • RichCast from Panivox
  • Anthology of Dark Photos: The House of Ashes

Best technology provider

  • Everything in the world
  • GameMaker Studio 2
  • Machinery
  • PopcornFX
  • Unity
  • Unreal engine

A star of diversity

  • Brandon Cole (in games)
  • Charu Dezod (Inner Night)
  • Deborah Mensa-Bonsu (Games for Good)
  • House Show (Ukie)
  • Jerry Dayanganana (Rocksteady Studios)
  • Carla Reyes (Code Coven)
  • Leon Killeen (Sumo Group)
  • Marie-Claire Isaaman (women in games)

Marketing star

  • Etch Play
  • Lauren Moses – Code Coven
  • Media Molecule Live Services team
  • Neonhive
  • Sean Walsh – Wired Productions
  • Sola Casali – EA

Recruitment star

  • Aardvark Swift
  • Amiqus
  • Datascope dialing
  • Direct jobs for games
  • OPMjobs
  • Sumo group

Tomorrow’s star

  • Charmy Kim (Space Monkey Games)
  • Hannah Rose Burdet (PlayStation Studios)
  • Josh Hale (FuturLab)
  • Liam Van Basteler (nDreams)
  • Maila Lofland (Code Coven)
  • Nicki Harper-Williams (Many Cats Studios CIC)
  • Paige Dolan (Secret Mode)
  • Sarah Dyer (Spray Damage)

Develop Star Award

  • Dinga Bakaba – Arcane Lyon

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