Train2Game News Game Dev Heroes Awards

The heroes of the UK’s games development community will be honoured next month during the Develop Brighton conference.

You still have chance to nominate yourself, a colleague or peer for a Game Dev Heroes award – but act swiftly as the nomination period closes today (June 21st).

The Game Dev Heroes Awards [http://www.gamedevheroes.co] will take place on Tuesday July 10th at the Mesmerist [http://www.mesmerist.pub] from 5.30-8pm.

Awards up for grabs include:

• Programming
• Design
• Art
• Animation
• Sound
• Production
• QA
• Marketing & Community
• Diversity Champion
• Unsung Hero

An Outstanding Contribution Award will also be presented on the evening.

To nominate yourself, a member of staff, colleague or peer, visit http://www.gamedevheroes.co/nominations-2018/

The Game Dev Heroes Awards are the brainchild of industry veteran Alex Boucher. Sponsors include Aardvark Swift, Games Jobs Direct, Analog, Launchpad and Mimram Media.

The judging panel comprises leading names in the sector, including:-

Adam Campbell – Azoomee
Ben Sewell – Launchpad
Caroline Hinds – Creative England
Dana Ramnarine – Rhum
Ed Perkins – Square Enix
Eithne Metcalfe-Bliss – SEGA
Emma Purvey – Outplay
Emma Smith – Creative Assembly
Harinder Sangha – SEGA Hardlight
Lisa Carter – Mimram Media
Marie-Claire Isaaman – Women in Games
Marina Jonsdottir – Wargaming
Nick Duncombe – Playground Games
Simon Iwaniszak – Red Kite Games
Tamsin O’Luanaigh – nDreams
Thad – Boss Alien

If you would like to join the judging panel, email info@GameDevHeroes.co

“Game Dev Heroes is a new initiative to recognise and celebrate the work of the people behind the scenes of the games industry,” said Boucher. “Our industry is fantastic at bringing attention and accolades to studios and end products, and we want to extend the benefits to the creators, having their personal contributions celebrated more widely.

“We want these unsung heroes of the games industry, from veteran developers and resourceful support staff, to inspiring management and visionary role models, to be able to have their contributions recognised.”

To find out more, contact Alex@GameDevHeroes.co