Indie developers sweep Develop awards

Develop’s winners are in; the European industry excellence awards were dominated by independent developers, with Minecraft‘s Mojang crowned as the big winner of the night.

The studio took home three awards: New Studio, Micro Studio, Download IP.

Angry Birds nest Rovio nabbed two golden eggs if you will, Handheld Studio and Grand Prix.

Ninja Theory’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was deemed the best new intellectual property, while the tech it’s powered by, Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, was recognized as the best engine.

There were plenty more winners though, see below for the full list:

CREATIVITY
NEW IP Enslaved (Ninja Theory)
NEW DOWNLOAD IP Minecraft (Mojang Specifications)
USE OF A LICENCE OR IP F1 2010 (Codemasters Birmingham)
VISUAL ARTS Limbo (Playdead)
AUDIO ACCOMPLISHMENT Papa Sangre (Somethin’ Else)
PUBLISHING HERO Valve

TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES
TECHNICAL INNOVATION Kinect (Microsoft Research Cambridge)
AUDIO OUTSOURCER Side UK
VISUAL OUTSOURCER Axis Animation
SERVICES Audiomotion
RECRUITMENT Specialmove
TOOLS PROVIDER Autodesk
ENGINE Unreal Engine 3 (Epic Games)

STUDIOS
NEW STUDIO Mojang Specifications
MICRO STUDIO Mojang Specifications
HANDHELD STUDIO Rovio Mobile
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Mind Candy
IN-HOUSE STUDIO Media Molecule
INDEPENDENT STUDIO Crytek

SPECIAL INDUSTRY RECOGNITION
DEVELOPMENT LEGEND Ian Livingstone
GRAND PRIX Rovio Mobile

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