Train2Game News Game Dev Heroes 2019

Following on from the highly successful launch in 2018, Game Dev Heroes returns for 2019.

Game Dev Heroes is an industry award ceremony with a difference; celebrating and shining the spotlight on game developers and their personal contributions to studios, projects and colleagues.

The games industry is fantastic at bringing attention and accolades to studios and games. Game Dev Heroes spreads this attention and recognition to the people behind the scenes, from brilliant developers and resourceful support staff, to inspiring leaders and positive role models.

Game Dev Heroes are now calling on industry professionals to nominate their studio’s heroes across a range of award categories ahead of the submission deadline of 5th June 2019.

Award Categories:



Art & Animation




Writing & Narrative

Marketing & Community


Progression Advocate

Unsung Hero Award

Nominations are now live. Further information on each award and the nomination form can be found on the Game Dev Heroes website.

The Game Dev Heroes 2019 judging panel will be announced shortly and will be composed of industry professionals from senior management and HR positions. As well as reviewing each nomination in detail the judging panel will also determine the winner of the Outstanding Contribution award, presented to a member of the industry in recognition of their notable achievements.

Game Dev Heroes are delighted to announce Square Enix as an event partner for the 2019 awards, they are joined by anti bullying charity Ditch The Label, sponsors of the Progression Advocate award, nDreams, sponsors of the Programming Hero award and Creative Assembly, sponsors of the Unsung Hero award.

The award winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th July at the Komedia in Brighton during the Develop Conference week. The Game Dev Heroes awards ceremony and networking event is free to attend but will be ticketed entry. Sign up to the mailing list on to receive notification when tickets become available.

For enquiries relating to nominations and judging please contact:

For further information on the Game Dev Heroes Awards visit the website and follow Game Dev Heroes on twitter @GameDevHeroes.