Sackboy Sweeps Develop Awards, LittleBigPlanet is Top Dog

July 20, 2009 Written by Kyle P.

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Media Molecule, the talented group of developers, artists and visitionaries behind LittleBigPlanet have swept the Develop Awards, winning in all the categories they were nominated in.

Winning in Best New Studio, Best Independent Developer, Best New IP and Achievements in Visual Arts and Technical Innovation. Media Molecule was the top studio at the show. Other notables include Epic Games taking home the award for Best Engine, with their Unreal Engine 3, and ex-Sony Executive, Phil Harrison, winning the Development Legend award. The full list of awards are:

CREATIVITY

Best New IP
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Use of a Licence
Lego Batman (Traveller’s Tales)

Visual Arts
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Audio Accomplishment
Fable II (Lionhead)

Publishing Hero
Apple

TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES

Technical Innovation
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Tools Provider
Autodesk

Best Engine
Unreal Engine 3 (Epic Games)

Recruitment Company
Amiqus

Services
Audiomotion

Creative Outsourcing
Side & Sidelines

STUDIOS

Best New Studio
Media Molecule

Best Handheld Games Studio
Rockstar Leeds

Business Development
Playfish

Best Independent Developer
Media Molecule

Best In-House Team
Rockstar North

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Development Legend
Phil Harrison

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jacqui Lyons

Grand Prix
Codemasters

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