UK Games Fund Awards

The Event

The UK Games Fund Awards: Recognising our Talented Community

In association with 4J Studios

***Entries now closed***

UK Games Talent and Finance CIC and DC Thomson Events have teamed up to create a celebration of the excellence in indie games development within the UK Games Fund community.

The UK Games Fund Awards are open to all UK Games Fund supported portfolio companies and Tranzfuser associates. Nominees are eligible for a part-funded trip to the awards and exciting networking/showcase event in Dundee on 14th November.

If your nomination is selected for short-listing we’ll provide:

  • overnight accommodation for two company representatives for two nights,
  • a contribution to your travel expenses, a welcome drinks reception at the Beano and Dandy HQ of event partner DC Thomson,
  • a day at our showcase event where details of next year’s funding and Tranzfuser competition will be revealed and
  • tickets for our evening awards celebration

For more information and the Terms & Conditions, click here.

For more information on the judging process and the judges, please email help@ukgamesfund.com 

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Key Dates

12 July:Entries Open
27 July:Tickets on Sale
8 August:Entries Close
18 September:Shortlist Announced
14 November:Awards Ceremony

Itinerary

10.00 - 17:00:Daytime Showcase
19:00 - 12:30am:UK Games Fund Awards
Email Sharon Methven or call 01382 575563

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Shortlist

  • Studio of the Year

    1. Coatsink
    2. Brightrock Games
    3. Cooperative Innovations
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  • Early Audience Experts

    1. Gary Burchell, Fireblade Software
    2. Katie Nelson, Blueprint Digital Media Ltd
    3. Samurai Duck Studios
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  • Studio Leader

    1. Frank Arnot, Stormcloud Games
    2. Tom Beardsmore, Coatsink
    3. Olly Bennett, Cardboard Sword
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  • Deal of the Year

    1. Fourth State
    2. Tom Beardsmore, Coatsink
    3. Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop
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  • Smart Studio of the Year

    1. Semaeopus
    2. Six to Start
    3. Huey Games
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  • Game Developer Genius

    1. Ian Hardingham, Mode 7 Games
    2. Matt Wieteska, Six to Start
    3. Rob Hewson, Huey Games
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  • The Tranzfuser Award

    1. Pocket Sized Hands
    2. Beta Jester Ltd
    3. Static Shell Studios
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  • Tranzfuser Local Hub of the Year

    1. Wrexham Glyndwr University
    2. University of Huddersfield
    3. University of South Wales
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  • Community Contributor Award

    1. Richard Hebblewhite, Wrexham Glyndwr University
    2. Steven Huckle, The Games Hub
    3. Adam Boyne, Beta Jester Ltd
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  • Pitch Development Programme Award

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Judges

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    Richard Leinfellner

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    Haydn Taylor

    Staff Writer, GamesIndustry.biz

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    Jo Twist

    CEO, UK Interactive Entertainment

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    Andy Williams

    Head of Commercial, DC Thomson Media

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    Paddy Burns

    Owner and Co Founder, 4J Studios Ltd

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Host

  • Jordan Erica Webber

    Jordan Erica Webber is a writer and broadcaster who specialises in video games. She writes about games for the Guardian, and talks about them on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Rated (Forces TV). Her book Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us, coauthored with Dan Griliopoulos, is an introduction to philosophy through the lens of video games. She has previously hosted events for BAFTA, Now Play This, Gamesforum, the Yorkshire Games Festival, and more.

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