Develop:Star Awards 2022 Finalists Announced as Industry Vote Opens
Event organisers Tandem Events have today announced the finalists for the Develop:Star Awards 2022, with the winners to be selected by an industry vote open to previous Develop:Brighton attendees and anyone who has already registered for this year’s event.
The vote opens today and closes on Wednesday 1 June. Winners will be unveiled at the Develop:Star Awards ceremony - a fun filled night celebrating all the success the games industry has to offer - on the evening of Wednesday 13 July during Develop:Brighton 2022.
Shortlists were decided across 19 categories by a panel of game developers and industry experts, who reviewed a record number of submissions.
Critically acclaimed DEATHLOOP, developed by Arkane Lyon and published by Bethesda Softworks, is this year’s hottest contender with six nominations, followed by Guerrilla Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Horizon Forbidden West with five nominations.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Forza Horizon 5 are up for four awards, respectively. The former for Best Game, Best Game Design, Best Technical Innovation, and Best Visual Art; The latter for Best Audio, Best Game, Best Technical Innovation, and Best Visual Art.
Roll7’s OlliOlli World is also up for three awards in Best Game, Best Game Design, and Best Visual Art, with the publisher being nominated for Best Studio too.
“Given the calibre of this year’s finalists, it’s no surprise our shortlist captures the very best the game making community has to offer. We’re excited to reveal the winners in July and celebrate the games, teams and individuals nominated”, said Tandem Events Managing Director Andy Lane.
“I’d also like to shout out the new Marketing Star and Best Extended Reality Game categories in particular, which will recognise the industry’s incredible marketers and developers pushing the boundaries in virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies.”
Table bookings and individual tickets for the awards are available to purchase now with an Early Bird discount offering up to £400 off until 8 June. Further details and links to purchase tickets can be found here. All tickets include a three-course dinner and invite to the drinks reception and after-party.
The nominees for the Develop:Star Awards 2022 are:
Best Micro Studio
Best Mobile Game
Best Extended Reality Game
Best Game Design
Best Visual Art
Best Original IP
Best Creative Provider
Best QA & Localisation Provider
Best Technical Innovation
Best Technology Provider
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About The Develop:Star Awards
Taking place alongside the conference, the new Develop:Star Awards recognise the very best of the game development community. The achievements of developers and success of great games and creativity will be celebrated across 19 categories, including one ultimate ‘Develop Star’ honouring an extraordinary game developer for outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry.
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