Alien: Isolation a big winner at Develop Awards, as Unity bags best engine

The European game industry was recognized tonight at the Brighton, England-based conference; Development Legend went to Rare founders Tim and Chris Stamper, while Unity and others won, too.

Tonight in Brighton, England at the annual Develop conference, awards were handed out:  Rare founders Tim and Chris Stamper were officially recognized with the Development Legend award, while Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation picked up three awards, and Dontnod Entertainment's Life is Strange grabbed two.

The awards are open not just to game and developers, but also companies that service the game industry with development tools and other products.

The awards were open to "the best creators and innovators in games development from the UK and Europe, as well as some of the global firms that are instrumental to producing the games that are made in these regions," according to the event organizers, and came from a list of more than 250 nominees.

The awards were revamped this year, with three categories open: Creativity, Tech & Services, and Studio.

Here's the full list of winners, pulled from Develop's report:


New Games IP – PC/Console: Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment)
New Games IP – Mobile: Plunder Pirates (Midoki)
Use of a License or IP: Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly)
Visual Arts: Lumino City (State of Play Games)
Audio Accomplishment: Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly)
Use of Narrative: Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment)

Tech & Services

Technology Provider: Oculus VR
Design & Creativity Tool: SpeedTree for Games (SpeedTree)
Production Tool: Perforce (Perforce Software)
Engine: Unity 5 (Unity Technologies)
Services: Audiomotion
QA & Localisation: Testology
Creative Outsourcer – Visual & Development: Speech Graphics (for Shadow of Mordor)
Creative Outsourcer – Audio: SIDE (for Alien: Isolation)
Recruiter: Amiqus
Publishing Hero: Team17


Micro Studio: Roll7
Independent Studio: Space Ape Games
In-House Studio: Rockstar North
New Studio: Starship

Development Legend: Tim and Chris Stamper

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