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Ninja Theory dominates the Develop Awards

Meanwhile, EA's Jade Raymond recognised with inaugural vanguard award

Cambridge-based developer Ninja Theory struck it big last night at the Develop Awards, winning studio of the year and taking home three others.

Although recently acquired by Microsoft, the formerly independent developer was also won best indie studio award, along with best narrative design and best music design for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris were the only others to receive multiple awards, winning both best animation and best visual design for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Electronic Arts executive Jade Raymond was recognised for her trailblazing endeavours across her 20-year career with the inaugural Vanguard Award.

Creative Assembly was recognised as the best major studio, while Runner Duck Games won the best new studio award, and Team17 the publishing hero award.

Supermassive Games won the award for gameplay innovation for their PlayLink title Hidden Agenda, and DICE won the best sound design award for Star Wars Battlefront II.

The award for best engine went to Epic for the Unreal Engine, and Amazon Web Services won the best technology provider award.

Finally, Amquis won the award for best recruitment agency, while the awards for best creative outsourcer went to RealtimeUK (visual and development), and Soundcuts (audio); Testronic won the award for QA localisation.

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