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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

The prestigious awards ceremony to take place on Thursday November 10th 2022 in London * New Corporate Social Responsibility category introduced
* Nominations open now!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The prestigious and popular TIGA Awards for game developers, educators, technology and service providers will return as an in-person ceremony this autumn, following two years as a virtual event due to Covid restrictions.
The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday November 10th 2022 in London. Venue to be announced shortly.
Nominations for the TIGA Awards 2022 are open now, until Friday August 5th, and as ever the categories cover all sectors and disciplines within the games industry.
This year, TIGA is introducing a new category – one that rewards the studio, organisation or company which has shown outstanding commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), whether in the form of charity initiatives, sustainability efforts or more.
The categories are split into ‘Games Awards’, which are open to all, and ‘Business of Games Awards’, which can be entered by TIGA members only. The full list of awards are:
Game Awards (open to all)

  • Social Game
  • Casual Game
  • Educational, Serious or Simulation Game
  • Racing Game
  • Strategy Game
  • Role Playing Game
  • Puzzle Game
  • Arcade Game
  • Creativity in Games
  • Heritage in Games
  • VR/AR Game
  • Diversity Award
  • Audio Design
  • Visual Design
  • Best Game as a Service
Business of Games Awards (open to TIGA members only)
  • Game by a Small Studio
  • Outstanding Leadership
  • Publisher
  • Educational Institution
  • Engines, Middleware, Tools & Technology
  • Best Small Studio
  • Best Large Studio
  • Legal Services Supplier
  • QA and/or Localisation Provider
  • Recruitment Agency
  • Tax and Accountancy Firm
  • Technical Innovation
  • Services Provider
  • Education Initiative & Talent Development
  • Employer of the Year
  • Commitment to CSR
  • Game of the Year
The shortlists and winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts – except for the Game of the Year Award, which will be decided by attendees of the ceremony.
To enter or nominate, visit
“It’s great to be back with a live event for the TIGA Awards 2022, having been obliged to run virtual ceremonies for the past two years due to the pandemic,” said TIGA’s CEO Dr Richard Wilson OBE.
“The games industry is a very social one, so the opportunity to network, meet with friends and peers – and celebrate the very best of the UK games industry – is fantastic. We look forward to recognising the achievements of colleagues from development, publishing, education, technology and service provision this November.”
SpecialEffect has been chosen as the Charity Partner for the TIGA Awards. This inspirational organisation transforms the lives of physically disabled people right across the world through the innovative use of technology.
The TIGA Awards are made possible thanks to supporters of the not-for-profit organisation. Early sponsors of the awards include (Gold Sponsors) Amiqus, Sumo Group, Supermassive Games and Ubisoft; (Silver Sponsors) Abertay University, Airship, Dovetail Games, Pearson, Space Ape Games, Staffordshire University, Universally Speaking and the University of Portsmouth; (Bronze Sponsors) Birmingham City University, Bournemouth University, CCP, Creative Wales, Eaton Smith LLP, MMP Tax, Outplay, Payload Studios, PTW, RSM, S-Tech Insurance Services, Tazman Audio, Testronic and Worldmakers; plus (Drinks Sponsor) Kwalee.
A limited number of additional sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more email [email protected]

Notes to Editors
About TIGA
TIGA is the trade association for the UK video games industry. Since 2010, TIGA has won 28 business awards and commendations. Our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to develop video games. Our core purpose is to strengthen the games development and digital publishing sector. To this end, we focus on four strategic objectives:

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