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TIGA Announces 2007 Awards Finalists

The Independent Game Developers Association, a national trade association representing games software developers in the UK and Europe, has announced the list of finalists for its TIGA awards ahead of the 2007 annual awards ceremony set to take place in Lo
The Independent Game Developers Association, a national trade association representing games software developers in the UK and Europe, has announced the list of finalists for its TIGA awards ahead of the 2007 annual awards ceremony set to take place in London on January 30th, 2008. The winning TIGA members are selected by peer vote. This year, the organization has added two new categories,'Best technology' and 'Best cross-media application of games,' designed to represent the diversity of the development sector. The nominations are: Best PC/Console Game Developed by a TIGA Member 2007 - Geometry Wars: Galaxies: Doublesix (Kuju Entertainment) - Colin McRae: DiRT: Codemasters Studios - Worms XBLA: Team 17 Best Handheld/Console Game Developed by a TIGA Member 2007 - Geometry Wars: Galaxies: Doublesix (Kuju Entertainment) - Crush: Zoë Mode (Kuju Entertainment) - Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron: Rebellion Best Mobile Game Developed by a TIGA Member 2007 - Championship Manager 2008: Dynamo Games - Sonic Jump: Airplay - Tomb Raider Anniversary: Finblade Best Technology 2007 - The EGO Engine: Codemasters - Super Rub a Dub Water Effect: Sumo Digital - Alice Server: Nice Tech Best Cross Media Application of Games 2007 - Realtime UK - Audiomotion - Triage Trainer: TruSim (Blitz Games) Best Developer - Greatest Contribution to Independent Games Development During 2007 by TIGA Member - Blitz Games - Sumo Digital - Denki Best Player - Greatest Individual Contribution to Independent Games Development During 2007 - Ian Baverstock - Fred Hasson - Jason Kingsley Commenting on the nominations, Fred Hasson, TIGA CEO said, "Despite increased competition from studios in tax-break countries, we're very proud of the outstanding work delivered by our members. These awards are won by and voted by our members and this kind of peer-to-peer recognition of excellence is the most sought after."

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