Train2Game news: Middlesbrough studio Double Eleven nominated for 3 awards

Train2Game Blog readers will know that we keep you updated about good things happening to UK game developer, and this is indeed a good thing!

Middlesbrough studio Double Eleven has been shortlisted in three categories for the upcoming North East Business Awards.  The awards include a Small Business Award, Newcomer of the Year Award and Science & Technology Award.

Its news that directly involves a Train2Game student, with Train2Game Game Developer Darren Price currently on a work placement at Double Eleven. The studio was founded by former Rockstar game developers, and they’re working on a PlayStation Vita version of LittleBigPlanet. Industry Gamers listed Double Eleven as a studio to keep an eye on this year.

“We are very proud of how far our business has developed in what is a relatively short space of time. More so, having this acknowledged by making three separate shortlists is a testament to the passion and energy we put into all areas of our business,” said  Double Eleven CEO

“Alongside our highly talented teams sits an experienced and forward thinking group of managers. We know where we want to be, and constantly define what is needed to get there in light of what I believe will be a defining year for the industry. Just being shortlisted amongst businesses from all sectors is a massive mile marker for the distance we have travelled so far on this journey.” added Double Eleven COO Mark South.

The shortlist for each category consists of 3 companies or organisations. The winner of which will be crowned at the Teesside Business Awards on Thursday, 8 March 2012. Winners from the Teesside Awards, will go onto the regional finals.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on Double Eleven being nominated for three awards?

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