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GamesIndustry Innovation Awards winners revealed

Twitch, Gabe Newell and more honored by GI's awards at the Game Horizon conference

During an award ceremony at the GameHorizon conference in Newcastle, England today, GamesIndustry International unveiled the winners of the very first GamesIndustry International Innovation Awards, nominated by industry professionals who read our website and newsletter. The awards reflect who's shaping the future of the game business.

In case you missed the highlights on the GameHorizon Twitter feed, here's a breakdown of the winners:

Innovation in Technology: Oculus Rift

Innovation in Business: Kickstarter

Innovation in Marketing & PR: Sony: "How to share games for the PS4"

Innovation in Retail: Steam Early Access

Innovation in Game Design: Papers, Please

Innovation in Social Responsibility: HumbleBundle

Most Promising Startup of 2013: Stoic

Champion of Innovation: Gabe Newell

The Star of the Future: Palmer Luckey

Grand Prize for Innovation (chosen by GI.biz): Twitch

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Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix4 years ago
Congratulations to all the winners - some very worthy folks indeed. Honoured to have been part of the fun!
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Matthew Horsman Design Manager, Codemasters4 years ago
Congrats everyone, especially SpecialEffect for their two nominations!
http://www.specialeffect.org.uk/

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Matthew Horsman on 8th May 2014 1:56pm

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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve4 years ago
Twitch isn't something that really interests me so I can't really say if I agree/disagree with that judgement, but I seem to be in the minority as it's being integrated into everything these days, they must be doing something right. The Sony ad was perhaps more funny than innovative to me, but can't really complain as it was probably my favourite marketing move of the short-list.

With everything else I'd say very worthy winners and congratulations to all!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Thomas Dolby on 8th May 2014 2:25pm

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Andy Payne Chair/founder, AppyNation4 years ago
Great to see so many amazing winners. Top work. And special thanks from GamesAid to our wonderful friends at Humble and Special Effect.
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 4 years ago
Congrats all! :)
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