Organizers of the 2006 Develop Industry Excellence Awards in the UK have announced the finalists for this year’s ceremony, with over 60 UK and European game development companies being named.
For the first time, the Grand Prix award will be decided by a 50 strong judging panel, although only three companies have been announced as finalists: Project Gotham Racing
developers Bizarre Creations, Perfect Dark
creators Rare and Buzz!
trivia game makers Relentless Software.
A partial list of finalists is as follows:
MOST IMPROVED STUDIO
Beautiful Game Studios
NEW CONSOLE IP
Spartan: Total Warrior
NEW PC IP
Rag Doll Kung Fu
IN-HOUSE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Richard and David Darling
The final winners in each category will be announced as part of the Develop In Brighton conference
, with an awards ceremony due to take place on Wednesday, July 12th.