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Deathloop leads nominations for Develop:Star Awards 2022

The winners will be crowned on July 13 as part of Develop: Brighton

The finalists for this year's Develop:Star Awards have been unveiled, with the winners to be chosen as part of the 2022 Develop:Brighton conference.

This year's contenders are spread across 19 different categories, with Arkane's Deathloop leading the competition with six nominations. Other titles with multiple nominations include Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Forza Horizon 5.

Additionally, Deathloop game director and Arkane studio head Dinga Bakaba will receive the 2022 Develop Star award.

The vote opens today, and will run through until June 1, and the award show itself will take place on July 13 as part of Develop: Brighton.

GamesIndustry.biz readers can get a 10% discount on all passes to Develop:Brighton with the code LZAHGG.

The nominees for the Develop:Star Awards 2022 are below:

Best Studio

  • Arkane Studios
  • Creative Assembly
  • Guerrilla Games
  • nDreams
  • Playground Games
  • Roll7
  • Sumo Digital
  • Supermassive Games

Best Game

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • OlliOlli World
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Sifu
  • Unpacking

Best Micro Studio

  • Acid Nerve
  • Animal Uprising
  • Huey Games
  • inkle
  • Shedworks
  • Studio Waterzooi

Best Mobile Game

  • Beatstar - Touch Your Music
  • LEGO Star Wars Battles
  • Love & Pies
  • Overboard!
  • Please, Touch The Artwork
  • Rocket League Sideswipe

Publishing Star

  • Amazon Games
  • Curve Games
  • Kepler Interactive
  • Kwalee
  • Private Division
  • Team17
  • Wizards of the Coast

Best Extended Reality Game

  • Fracked
  • Hitman 3 VR
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Audio

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
  • Total War: Warhammer III

Best Game Design

  • Deathloop
  • Death's Door
  • Fights in Tight Spaces
  • OlliOlli World
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Unpacking

Best Narrative

  • Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View
  • Deathloop
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
  • Unpacking

Best Visual Art

  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Lost Ark
  • OlliOlli World
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Sable

Best Original IP

  • Deathloop
  • Death's Door
  • Fights in Tight Spaces
  • Hell Let Loose
  • I Am Fish
  • Sable

Best Creative Provider

  • Atomhawk
  • d3t
  • PitStop Productions Ltd
  • Richard Jacques Studios Ltd
  • SIDE UK
  • Talenthouse Media Foundry

Best QA & Localisation Provider

  • Keywords Studios
  • d3t
  • Player Research
  • PTW
  • Testronic
  • Universally Speaking

Best Technical Innovation

  • Anstream Arcade
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • RichCast from Panivox
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Best Technology Provider

  • Anything World
  • GameMaker Studio 2
  • Machinations
  • PopcornFX
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine

Diversity Star

  • Brandon Cole (Into Games)
  • Charu Desodt (Interior Night)
  • Deborah Mensah-Bonsu (Games for Good)
  • Dom Shaw (Ukie)
  • Jeryce Dianingana (Rocksteady Studios)
  • Karla Reyes (Code Coven)
  • Leon Killin (Sumo Group)
  • Marie-Claire Isaaman (Women in Games)

Marketing Star

  • Etch Play
  • Lauren Moses - Code Coven
  • Media Molecule Live Services Team
  • Neonhive
  • Sean Walsh - Wired Productions
  • Sola Kasali - EA

Recruitment Star

  • Aardvark Swift
  • Amiqus
  • Datascope Recruitment
  • Games Jobs Direct
  • OPMjobs
  • Sumo Group

Tomorrow's Star

  • Charmie Kim (Space Ape Games)
  • Hannah Rose Burdett (PlayStation Studios)
  • Josh Hale (FuturLab)
  • Liam Van Bastelaere (nDreams)
  • Myleah Lofland (Code Coven)
  • Nickie Harper-Williams (Many Cats Studios CIC)
  • Paige Dolan (Secret Mode)
  • Sarah Dyer (Splash Damage)

The Develop Star Award

  • Dinga Bakaba - Arkane Lyon

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