Guildford Studios Shine in the TIGA Awards Shortlist!

The TIGA Awards for 2023 are shaping up to be a celebration of the best and brightest in the UK video game industry. The awards recognise excellence in various categories, from game design and audio to visual artistry and innovation, and serve to honour the creative minds and talented teams behind some of the most captivating and groundbreaking video games - and related projects - of the year.

The 2023 edition promises to showcase the industry's resilience, adaptability, and innovation in the face of evolving challenges, offering a glimpse into the future of gaming while paying tribute to the outstanding achievements of the past year. Guildford games studios and supporting businesses featured heavily in this years nominations, so let's take a closer look at the teams who have been highlighted...

TIGA Presents: TIGA Games Industry Awards 2023
TIGA Presents: TIGA Games Industry Awards 2023

Supermassive Games

Supermassive Games, the visionary creators behind some of the most captivating narrative-driven experiences in gaming, have achieved multiple nominations at the highly anticipated 2023 TIGA Awards.

Known for their impeccable storytelling and immersive gameplay, Supermassive Games has consistently raised the bar for interactive narratives. The nominations for Supermassive Games serve as a testament to their exceptional storytelling prowess, leaving players and industry insiders alike excited to see if they will secure the well-deserved recognition at the TIGA Awards!

TIGA Awards Nominations:

- Action/Adventure Award for The Devil in Me

- Audio Award for Switchback VR

- Audio Award for The Devil in Me

- Creativity in Games for Switchback VR

- Creativity in Games for The Devil in Me

- VR/AR/XR/MR Award for Switchback VR

- Large Studio Award


Soundcuts, the innovative audio design studio known for their remarkable contributions to the gaming industry, has earned a well-deserved spotlight at the TIGA Awards 2023. 

Their meticulous craftsmanship and ability to breathe life into virtual worlds through soundscapes have been pivotal in elevating gaming experiences. As the TIGA Awards ceremony approaches, we look forward to seeing if Soundcuts will clinch the recognition they rightfully deserve for their unparalleled dedication to the auditory dimensions of gaming!

TIGA Award Nominations:

- Audio Services Provider


nDreams, a prominent GU-based virtual reality game developer and publisher, has secured several prestigious nominations for the TIGA Awards. Known for their innovative and immersive VR experiences and recently added Academy, nDreams has made a significant impact on the gaming industry and on the developers who work within their studio.

Their nominations across various categories reflect their commitment to pushing the boundaries of virtual reality gaming. From outstanding audio design to exceptional visuals and original game concepts, the nominations are a testament to their dedication to delivering high-quality, immersive gaming experiences. 

TIGA Awards Nominations:

- Commitment to Workplace Wellbeing Award

- Large Studio Award

- Outstanding Leadership Award (Patrick O'Luanaigh)

- Publisher Award 

- VR/AR/XR/MR Award for Synapse

Rogue Sun

Tin Hearts by GU studio Rogue Sun, is the indie gem that captured the hearts of gamers worldwide. Developed by a passionate and dedicated team, this enchanting puzzle-platformer has left quite the impression on the gaming landscape. Its nominations underscore the game's remarkable visual style and its unique and imaginative gameplay.

Tin Heart's journey to the TIGA Awards is a testament to the power of creativity in the gaming industry and promises to shine a spotlight on the talent behind this heartfelt and beautifully crafted adventure. 

TIGA Awards Nominations:

- Audio Award

- Creativity in Games Award

- Puzzle Game Award

Liquid Crimson

Creative agency Liquid Crimson has left an indelible mark on the games industry with their exceptional contributions - and recently won a World Trailer Award for their work with Supermassive Games on the trailer for The Devil in Me. Known for their thrilling trailers and innovative marketing campaigns, they have played a pivotal role in elevating the visibility and success of numerous games and studios. Their nominations reflect their ability to craft compelling narratives and online content that resonate with gamers & drive engagement and their dedication to supporting the gaming community!

TIGA Award Nominations:

- Art/Animations/Trailer Supplier Award

- Services Provider Award

Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys, a leading Guildford law firm, has made significant contributions to the Guildford gaming community by providing invaluable legal services to game developers, studios, and businesses in the region as well as being involved in all things Guildford.Games Ltd. Their expertise in areas such as intellectual property, contract negotiations, and business strategy has been instrumental in helping local gaming companies navigate the complex legal landscape of the industry. By offering tailored legal advice and fostering a supportive environment for innovation, Charles Russell Speechlys has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Guildford's gaming ecosystem.

Their commitment to the local gaming community has not only ensured legal compliance but has also empowered creative minds to focus on what they do best: crafting exceptional gaming experiences.

TIGA Awards Nominations:

- Legal Services Provider Award