Who are the UK's Game Development Heroes?

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

And 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 this Thursday (June 21st).

The Game Dev Heroes Awards will take place on Tuesday July 10that the Mesmerist in Brighton 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