Develop Awards 2017 Winners: Guerrilla Games Takes Home Studio of the Year

July 13, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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At the Develop Awards 2017 last night, Guerrilla Games took home a couple of awards, including Studio of the Year and the Animation Award for Horizon Zero Dawn.

Horizon was nominated in several other categories, but lost to Overcooked for New Games IP, lost to Batman: Arkham VR for Visual Design, lost to Total War: Warhammer for Music Design, and lost to the Blood and Wine DLC for The Witcher 3 for Best Writing.

Here’s the full list of nominees and winners (winners in bold):

New Games IP

  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
  • Overcooked – Ghost Town Games
  • Dawn of Titans – NaturalMotion
  • Yooka-Laylee – Playtonic Games
  • Virginia – Variable State
  • Snake Pass – Sumo Digital
  • Planet Coaster – Frontier
  • Inside – Playdead
  • Little Nightmares – Bandai Namco
  • Human Fall Flat – Curve Digital

Animation

  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
  • Blackwood Crossing – PaperSeven
  • Yooka-Laylee – Playtonic
  • Virginia – Variable State
  • Total War: Warhammer – Creative Assembly
  • The Sexy Brutale – Cavalier Games
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – CD Projekt Red
  • Planet Coaster – Frontier

Visual Design

  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
  • Forza Horizon 3 – Playground Games
  • Halo Wars 2- Creative Assembly
  • Yooka-Laylee – Playtonic Games
  • Batman: Arkham VR – Rocksteady Studios 
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – CD Projekt Red
  • Virginia – Variable State
  • Dawn of Titans – NaturalMotion

Music Design

  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
  • Forza Horizon 3 – Playground Games
  • The Sexy Brutale – Cavalier Games
  • Virginia – Variable State
  • Planet Coaster – Frontier
  • Sniper Elite 4 – Rebellion
  • Hue – Fiddlesticks Games
  • PlayStation VR Worlds – Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Total War: Warhammer – Creative Assembly 
  • Get Even – Bandai Namco

Sound Design

  • PlayStation VR Worlds – Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood – Supermassive Games
  • Forza Horizon 3 – Playground Games
  • Halo Wars 2 – Creative Assembly
  • Sniper Elite 4- Rebellion
  • Battlefield 1- EA DICE
  • Stories Untold – No Code
  • Planet Coaster – Frontier
  • Batman: Arkham VR – Rocksteady Studios

Best Writing

  • Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera – inXile Entertainment
  • Sunless Sea – Failbetter Games
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – CD Projekt Red
  • The Sexy Brutale – Cavalier Games
  • Stories Untold – No Code
  • The Bunker – Splendy Games
  • Blackwood Crossing – PaperSeven
  • Batman: Arkham VR – Rocksteady Games
  • Get Even – Bandai Namco

Best Performance

  • SIGNA (Inside) – Playdead
  • Anna Acton (Hue)- Fiddlesticks Games
  • Doug Cockle (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine) – CD Projekt Red
  • Larry Fessenden (Until Dawn: Rush of Blood) – Supermassive Games 
  • Jon McKellan (Stories Untold) – No Code
  • Adam Brown (The Bunker) – Splendy Games
  • Mark Hamill (Batman: Arkham VR) – Rocksteady Studios
  • John DiMaggio (LEGO Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack) – TT Games
  • Brian Blessed (Loco Dojo) – Make Real

Publishing Hero

  • Team17
  • 505 Games
  • Curve Digital
  • Sega Europe Ltd
  • All 4 Games
  • Kiss Ltd
  • Wales Interactive
  • Dovetail Games
  • Devolver Digital
  • ID@Xbox

Micro/Start Up Studio

  • Splendy Games
  • Ghost Town Games
  • Variable State
  • Fiddlesticks Games
  • No Code
  • Ant Workshop

Independent Studio

  • Supermassive Games
  • Playground Games
  • Playsport Games
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Playdead
  • Sumo Digital
  • Rebellion
  • Frontier

In-House Studio

  • NaturalMotion (Dawn of Titans)
  • Creative Assembly
  • Rocksteady Games
  • Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio
  • TT Games
  • Guerrilla Games
  • Team17
  • Jagex
  • Dovetail Games

New Studio

  • Cavalier Games
  • Ghost Town Games
  • Variable State
  • Playtonic Games
  • Playsport Games
  • Splendy Games
  • Fiddlesticks Games

Engine

  • Amazon Lumberyard
  • Guerrilla Games (Decima Engine)
  • Epic Games (Unreal Engine)
  • YoYo Games (Gamemaker Studio)
  • Unity

Creative Outsourcer – Audio

  • Side UK – Battlefield 1 (EA Dice)
  • Submersion Audio – Robo Recall (Epic Games)
  • Nimrod – Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
  • Sounding Sweet –  Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games)
  • 93 Steps – Ride 2 (Milestone)
  • Soundcuts Ltd – Sunless Sea (Failbetter Games)
  • Formosa Interactive – Multiple projects
  • Sweet Justice Sound – Multiple projects

Studio of the Year

  • Supermassive Games
  • Guerrilla Games
  • Playground Games
  • Sumo Digital
  • Creative Assembly
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Team 17
  • Rebellion

Development Legend

  • John and Brenda Romero

“The Develop Awards are the only peer-voted prizes for UK and European games developers which focus purely on creativity, teamwork and inspiring innovation,” Develop explains.

Last yearHer Story won New Games IP and CD Projekt Red won Studio of the Year.

[Source: Develop-Online (1), (2), (3), Hermen Hulst]