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2006 Develop Industry Award Winners Announced

The winners of the fourth annual Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been revealed at a gala event in Brighton, England, with Project Gotham Racing developer B...
The winners of the fourth annual Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been revealed at a gala event in Brighton, England, with Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations winning the top award. The awards were considered only for British and European companies and judged in secret by a jury of fifty independent industry experts. Bizarre Creations, who are currently working on The Club for Sega, were awarded the coveted Grand Prix price as well as the Best Use Of Online award for the Xbox Live Arcade hit Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. The 18 categories and winners in full are: Studios Category sponsored By nVidia New UK/European Studio Bigbig Studios Most Improved Studio Rebellion Mobile Games Studio sponsored By Nokia N-Gage Gameloft Handheld Games Studio Rockstar Leeds Intellectual Property Category New Console IP Buzz! (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe External Development/Relentless) New PC IP Fahrenheit, aka Indigo Prophecy (Quantic Dream) Best Use Of A Licence King Kong (Ubisoft) Innovation, Services And Technology Company Best Use Of Online Bizarre Creations (Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved) Art & Sound Criterion (Burnout Revenge/Black) Innovation Sony Computer Entertainment Europe External Development/Relentless (Buzz! controllers) Tools Provider Naturalmotion Services & Outsourcing Side UK Recruitment Company OPM Response Industry Leaders Category Publishing Hero Sony Computer Entertainment Europe In-House Development Team Criterion Independent Developer Traveller's Tales Development Legend Charles Cecil The Grand Prix Award Bizarre Creations Stuart Dinsey, publisher of Develop magazine and managing director of Intent Media, said: “The games development community is perhaps one of the world’s great unsung creative industries. The Develop Industry Excellence Awards marks the time of year when the people who are at the creative coal-face of the business are recognized for just how remarkable they are. Congratulations to all the winners, and indeed to everyone who entered.”

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